28 year old Niamh Regan is a critically acclaimed songwriter from county Galway, Ireland. Her debut album Hemet (2020, Black Gate Records) announced her arrival as one of the most distinctive songwriters in Ireland today. Earning nominations for both the RTE Folk Awards’ and the Choice Awards’ Album of the Year, the album received soaring praise, and led to performances on The Late Late Show, Other Voices, and La Blogothèque.
“A game-changing record” – The Journal of Music
“A quietly stunning debut” – The Sunday Times “A quiet and determined triumph” – The Irish Times “One of the best albums released this year… sublime” – Nialler9 “Stunning” – Hot Press
“A bewitching album” – Irish Independent “A heartfelt, timeless, and captivating release” – Folk Radio UK
RTÉ Radio 1 – Album of the Week
Following her studies in flute and guitar in the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, UL, Regan honed her craft as a songwriter by travelling between Ireland and California, writing about her experiences along the way. As a result, her songs seamlessly weave the intimacy of the Irish lyrical
tradition with the expansive breadth of American songwriters such as Karen Dalton, Stevie Nicks, and Joni Mitchell, but the resulting sound is entirely her own.