New York based, Cork born songwriter Niall Connolly has released 8 studio albums, a live album and an EP. His latest album â€˜Dream Your Way Out of This Oneâ€™ features collaborations with his long term NYC band as well as guest appearances from Glen Hansard (Once, The Frames, The Swell Season) Javier MÃ¡s ( Leonard Cohenâ€™s band) and Deni Bonet (REM, Cyndi Lauper, Sarah McLachlan).
Connolly has toured all over Europe and the US including festival appearances at Glastonbury, CMJ, Prague Fringe Festival, Acoustic Festival DÃ¼sseldorf, Cork Folk Festival and Cuala NYC. He has opened for Glen Hansard, Lisa Hannigan, Mick Flannery, Lucius, Evan Dando, Eugene Kelly, Lambchop, Wallis Bird, MisterWives and many more.
He is the founder of Big City Folk Collective. Big City Folk hosts over 100 events annually throughout New York, a regular concert series in Woodstock and a biennial music festival.
"An absolutely beautiful collection of songs... I was gobsmacked by the quality of the songwriting... accomplished composition and arrangements... 4 stars." -Arena, RTÃ‰ Radio 1's Arts Show
"Terrific. Disarming and beautifully crafted folk-pop. Connolly is a witty storyteller and not-to-be-missed songsmith." -Chicago Tribune