2020 Choice Prize Nominee Niamh Regan plays DeBarras as part of a national tour in November.
Galway singer-songwriter Niamh Regan has received consistent praise for her debut album ‘Hemet’ since its release via Black Gate Records. The album, produced by Alex Borwick, was nominated ‘Irish Album of the Year’ for the prestigious RTÉ Choice Music Prize 2020.
“Regan’s craft has grown in scope and vision, making Hemet, one of the finer albums released in Ireland this year.” Nialler9
“Regan has inched her way out of early influences (Laura Marling, Karen Dalton, Nick Drake, et al) to present tunes with a collective distinctive oomph… a memorable debut from Galway singer…” Tony Clayton Lea, Irish Times 4/5
“…a stunning debut… Hemet stands on a pedestal of its own as uniquely, unmistakably the work of Niamh Regan.” Hot Press Magazine
“To blend specificity with universality, pop melodies with eerie silences, and retain a singular voice throughout, is a feat indeed. Hemet goes gently, but do not be fooled by the obvious comparisons – Regan is an artist of singular talent and substance.” Andrea Cleary, Journal of Music
“…a bewitching album… her artfully wrought songs are in the confessional vein…. Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon are touchstones, but Regan’s gorgeously arranged songs signal the arrival of a special talent”
Irish Independent, Album of the Week