Niamh Parsons Captivates the Crowd
Honey. Whiskey. A warm spring day.
Niamh Parsons’ voice evoked all three of these finer things in life at her sold-out show Saturday night for the Philadelphia Ceili Group.
Straight off a flight from Ireland, followed by a drive from New York to Philadelphia, Parsons and partner Graham Dunne performed at The Irish Center in Mt. Airy. They should have been jet-lagged, barely able to stay awake, let alone entertain a full house, but if they were, you wouldn’t have known it from their performance.
From the first notes of ”The Boys of Barr na Sráide” to the final strains of “Blackbirds and Thrushes,” singer Parsons and guitarist Dunne held their audience in thrall. On stage, the songstress holds nothing back, whether she’s singing or sharing stories and song histories. Earthy, funny and smart, this acclaimed singer of Irish song lets the audience know they are all sharing the same exhilarating ride, while the uber-talented Dunne sets the pace. Don’t ever miss an opportunity to see this duo live.
Don’t believe us? We have a video to prove it.
And here’s a link to Niamh Parsons’ website and her current U.S. tour dates: http://www.reverbnation.com/niamhparsons