August 13th, 2023 6pm Stage 1
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. Now in its 15th year, Big City Folk hosts dozens of events annually throughout New York.
"An absolutely beautiful collection of songs... I was gobsmacked by the quality of the songwriting... accomplished composition and arrangements... 4 stars."
-Arena, RTÉ Radio 1's Arts Show
"Terrific. Disarming and beautifully crafted folk-pop. Connolly is a witty storyteller and not-to-be-missed songsmith."
"Connolly's songs are both sad and uplifting. They're real. They speak to the goodness in people, that need to do something to make the world just a little better."
- Budapest Times
"Amongst the most vibrant, poignant, and authentic indie folk artists in New York City."
- No Depression
"A superb band of NYC musicians.... potent.... Punchy pop/rock with a beating heart."
-The Irish Times
"Excellent ..a well-crafted collection of thought-provoking indie-folk from an artist who deserves a much wider audience."
- Hot Press
Niall Connolly's 9th album, 'The Patience Of Trees' will be out in Spring of 2023.