Niamh Ní Charra hails from Killarney, County Kerry in the south west of Ireland. Strongly influenced by the wealth of local Sliabh Luachra musicians, she started playing music at the early age of 4, under the tutelage of renowned local musician Nicky McAuliffe. A multiple award winner on both fiddle and concertina, she toured from 1998 to 2006 as a soloist with Riverdance, before returning to Ireland where she is now based.
Most recently she was awarded “Female Musician of the Year 2014” in the Live Ireland Music Awards, compiled by respected and renowned industry critic Bill Margeson. Her latest album “Cuz”, featuring many top class guest musicians, received great critical acclaim including “Instrumental Album of the Year” in the Chicago Irish