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Siomha & Brian O'Brien

  • Upstairs at Dolans Dock Road Limerick, County Limerick Ireland (map)
  Tickets are €10

Tickets are €10

'...a phenomenal talent...' 
-BBC Radio Ulster

“SÍOMHA’s voice possesses delicate grace. Her cool clear crystal vocals evoke the cadence of super-special singers like Amy Winehouse, Brittany Howard and Ella Fitzgerald. Her stylish and Jazz infused songs perfectly match that voice.”
-Gerry Quinn, Music Reviewer

Singer and guitarist SÍOMHA dances the line between folk, jazz and neo-soul effortlessly, taking audiences on an unexpected, and unforgettable journey with her soulful melodies. Transcending musical boundaries, her music will leave you enthralled after the first listen.

Truly defying any conventional genres, her influences are drawn from her musical background, her travels and musical explorations and are audible in the music she creates. Always proud of her Irish heritage, she performs her songs in both the English and Irish and puts on a show you will not want to miss. The beautiful landscape and rugged nature of her native West of Ireland are a huge source of inspiration for this proud Clare artist, leading her to create a soulful and unique style of music that has enthralled anyone who hears it. Her voice transcends musical boundaries, if you haven't yet heard of SÍOMHA, you soon will.

Through his musical career, Limerick native Brian O Brien has explored many different genres of music, all of which have served him well in creating his own unique sound.This sound comes down to the amalgamation of three specific styles. They are ingredients, they blend to create what is ultimately Brian's unique recipe for song. The most prominent of these ingredients is his darker take on North American Folk. He works with gritty and abrasive vocal tones that add a timelessness to his voice.

Secondly, Brian uses warmer tones in his vocals coupled with ornamentation inherent to that of classic R&B. It is here where he smoothens the edges of his folk sound. His grit immediately becomes more palatable.

Finally, Brian draws great inspiration and style from the Irish ballad, Brian shapes his writings tightly around the structure and word play of old Irish lamentations.