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Review: Niamh Parsons

19 Jun 10 - 09:26 AM (#2931025)
Subject: Review: Niamh Parsons
From: GUEST,Jim Martin

Just been to an amazing concert by Niamh at the Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Co.Clare - she really does the business, a very special evening. :

http://www.niamhparsons.com/home.html


19 Jun 10 - 09:49 AM (#2931036)
Subject: RE: Review: Niamh Parsons
From: Noreen

That's not a review! It's just saying she's amazing and we know that.
Proper review please.
:-)


19 Jun 10 - 10:29 AM (#2931050)
Subject: RE: Review: Niamh Parsons
From: meself

Okay - how do you pronounce 'Naimh'?


19 Jun 10 - 10:52 AM (#2931055)
Subject: RE: Review: Niamh Parsons
From: GUEST,davemc

neev


19 Jun 10 - 10:56 AM (#2931057)
Subject: RE: Review: Niamh Parsons
From: meself

Ah! Just like it's spelled. Thanks.


19 Jun 10 - 11:46 AM (#2931078)
Subject: RE: Review: Niamh Parsons
From: alex s

I can't beliamh it.......


19 Jun 10 - 04:20 PM (#2931194)
Subject: RE: Review: Niamh Parsons
From: Joe Offer

I introduced myself to her at a house concert in California. She said she visits Mudcat quite often, but doesn't post. I was kinda thrilled that she knew who I was.

-Joe-


19 Jun 10 - 05:25 PM (#2931218)
Subject: RE: Review: Niamh Parsons
From: Fergie

Niamh is fantastic, one of the finest singers, with an eclectic taste in lyrics and airs, a voice of exceptional clarity, with an extensive repetoire, always gives great value and sings with real feeling, passion and verv.

Fergus

P.S Niamh, please send the cheque to the usual address.


20 Jun 10 - 06:57 AM (#2931404)
Subject: RE: Review: Niamh Parsons
From: GUEST,guest

How much do I owe you Fergus!


28 Jun 10 - 06:37 PM (#2936295)
Subject: RE: Review: Niamh Parsons
From: GUEST

Haha lovin' this - it's not Naimh it's Niamh - the i and a make an eee sound and the mh make a vee sound - Neeeeeeve - thanks Fergus, Jim Noreen and Joe.


28 Jun 10 - 06:53 PM (#2936301)
Subject: RE: Review: Niamh Parsons
From: Noreen

Hi Niamh :)


28 Jun 10 - 07:37 PM (#2936324)
Subject: RE: Review: Niamh Parsons
From: GUEST

Hi Noreen!


28 Jun 10 - 08:12 PM (#2936335)
Subject: RE: Review: Niamh Parsons
From: Maryrrf

I want to add that I too am a big fan of Niamh. I walked into Borders one day and picked one of her albumns to listen to - as soon as I heard "Bonny Woodhall" I was hooked. What a beautiful, strong, confident female voice! An inspiration to those of us who don't care for the breathy airy voice style that seems to be in style nowadays.


29 Jun 10 - 03:20 AM (#2936462)
Subject: RE: Review: Niamh Parsons
From: Murray MacLeod

Niamh is indeed a beautiful singer with a wondrous voice, but I have a bee in my bonnet about the way she altered the melody of Mickey McConnell's song, "The Tinkerman's Daughter" , and now, a thousand Niamh wannabees sing the song the same way.

If you are reading this, Niamh, the bit I am referring to is the end of the second line on each alternate verse, ie " ....borders his land...."

Why, oh why, did you not follow Mickey's melody, instead of "simplifying" it ?


29 Jun 10 - 05:07 AM (#2936501)
Subject: RE: Review: Niamh Parsons
From: Acorn4

There is a vogue at the moment for English parents to call their daughters Neeve - phonetically imitating the Gaelic. Even worse was the mum who decided to call her little darling "Chiffon" - as she wanted an Irish name (Siobhan).

Back to the point, Niamh is a very fine singer and, as an added bonus, chooses great material. I've heard it some female singers that they could "sing the telephone book and make it sound good". Niamh always chooses interesting songs.


31 Mar 11 - 03:41 PM (#3125720)
Subject: RE: Review: Niamh Parsons
From: NP1

Sorry Murray - I learnt Tinkerman's Daughter from Cathal McConnell - brother of Mickey - about 8 year before I recorded it - then when I went to record it I phoned Mickey and asked his permission - he was actually recording it for 'Peter Pan and Me' at the same time....... he gave me the ok and I didn't know there was a different note until I actually heard his album - a few months later - so - I didn't actually change his version - its the way I learnt it -

For the record - Mickey likes the version I recorded.

Niamh


31 Mar 11 - 04:05 PM (#3125734)
Subject: RE: Review: Niamh Parsons
From: MartinRyan

Hi Niamh - great to see you here "officially"! Welcome to Mudcat.


31 Mar 11 - 04:26 PM (#3125752)
Subject: RE: Review: Niamh Parsons
From: alex s

Love your voice. Rigs of Rye is my favourite.

Nice to hear a good stong woman's voice instead of all the current crop of girlies simpering their way through what used to be meaty traditional songs.


31 Mar 11 - 05:22 PM (#3125808)
Subject: RE: Review: Niamh Parsons
From: Maryrrf

I love your voice too Niamh, and your choice of material. Your version was the first time I'd heard "Tinkerman's Daughter" and it's still my favorite.