Ciara O’Neill gratefully acknowledges support from from the PRS Foundation. Please click on this link for all funding opportunities available.
RTE Radio1 Folk Award Nomination
So delighted to have been nominated for an RTE Radio1 Folk Award in the best emerging artist category. Thanks very much to RTE Radio1 and all the radio shows that have supported my music. It is so appreciated! The awards ceremony is this Thursday 17th Nov in Vicar Street, Dublin. Wish me luck!
Photo by Joe Laverty Photography
New Video – Whisper Project
I’m delighted to share a live session I recorded earlier this year in the historic Armagh Gaol.
Armagh Gaol was built in the 1700’s and was Ulster’s main Women’s prison. The last female inmates were imprisoned here in the 1980’s. The gaol is permanently closed with no access to the public. It has a fascinating and sad history which I urge you to read about. It was a real honour to be allowed in to do something creative. Huge thanks to Amberlea Neely, Roisin Fee, Brian Johnston, Gregory Wilson and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council for allowing access.
Thankyou also to Joe Laverty of the Whisper Project for filming and editing, Stevie Lennox on sound and Zarah Fleming on Cello. It was a freezing day and i’m so grateful to everyone for helping create something beautiful. Check it out below.
Headline show Sat 12th Nov
Delighted to announce another headline show! Sat 12th Nov in The Sunflower bar Belfast as part of Sound of Belfast 🌻
Joining me on the night is Katie McGown (Violin) and Zarah Fleming (cello) tickets are limited and you can get them right here
See you there 🎶
Next show – Eastside Arts Festival
Looking forward to playing this lovely show for the EastSide Arts Festival
Songwriters In The Round
Friday 5th August 8pm
Willowfield Church, East Belfast
Alongside the wonderful Ferna and Wilfie Gilbert
Such a beautiful night launching my EP at The Sunflower bar as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival. Thankyou to the wonderful audience, Katie McGown, Zarah Fleming, Niall McNamee, John McGurgan, Sean Kelly and everyone at CQAF. So great to be out playing again! More gig announcements coming soon.
Photos courtesy of Chordblossom/Jonah Gardner
New Video and EP Launch
Official lyric video for my song ‘La Lune’ is released today which also marks exactly one month until my EP Launch!
Sat 30th April in The Sunflower Belfast as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts festival. Joining me on the night are wonderful string duo Zarah Fleming (Cello) and Katie McGown (Violin) with support by the brilliant Niall McNamee. I’ll be playing songs from both albums and my new EP as well as some of my favourite covers. To come along tickets are available here. Can’t wait to share some music with you all!
New single and EP ‘L’Etoile’ released 21.01.22
EP Launch Reschedule
UPDATE Unfortunately my upcoming EP launch has been postponed to Sat 30th April. Due to increasing Covid infection rates the Out To Lunch festival made the tough but wise decision to postpone all shows…but it means we will be able to have fun in the sun this April, tickets already bought can be used for the new date Sat 30th April! http://www.cqaf.com for more details 🤗
The launch of my new EP as part of Out To Lunch. Saturday 22nd January in the Sunflower Bar
Tickets available https://cqaf.ticketsolve.com/shows/873628662