Emily Cavanagh, Niall Connolly

March 5th, 2022 7pm   Stage 2


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Emily Cavanagh


Emily Cavanagh is a Singer/Songwriter in NYC originally from Chicago. A working musician & published songwriter, Emily has made a career for herself at the intersection of music & service--gigging, touring, writing, & bringing music to marginalized communities in the states & abroad-including homeless New Yorkers, refugee communities, LGBTQ youth, & seniors with memory loss. In response to the Covid 19 pandemic, Emily launched a music initiative called "A Song for You" writing & sending original songs to patients and families hit hardest by the pandemic, primarily those at the end of life. This project is now launched in hospitals & hospices across the country & features songs of local, touring, & grammy award winning songwriters.

As a Songwriter herself, Emily's music reflects a throwback sound of the 30's, 40's,& 50's while maintaining a great folk & pop sensibility. Her work can be found in various commercial placements & Irish radio. The instrumental of her song "Treehouse" was featured in the 2017 trailer for Woody Harrelson's film "Wilson." Emily is a touring artist, performing in cities like New York City, Chicago, Dublin, and Nashville, and as a regular here at Rockwood. Her music can be found on all major streaming sites.

Niall Connolly


New York based, Cork born songwriter Niall Connolly has released 8 studio albums, a live album and an EP. His latest album ‘Dream Your Way Out of This One’ features collaborations with his long term NYC band as well as guest appearances from Glen Hansard (Once, The Frames, The Swell Season) Javier Más ( Leonard Cohen’s band) and Deni Bonet (REM, Cyndi Lauper, Sarah McLachlan). Connolly has toured all over Europe and the US including festival appearances at  Glastonbury, CMJ, Prague Fringe Festival, Acoustic Festival Düsseldorf, Cork Folk Festival and Cuala NYC. He has opened for Glen Hansard, Lisa Hannigan, Mick Flannery, Lucius, Evan Dando, Eugene Kelly, Lambchop, Wallis Bird, MisterWives and many more.

He is the founder of Big City Folk Collective. Big City Folk hosts over 100 events annually throughout New York, a monthly concert series in Woodstock and a biennial music festival.