Niamh de Barra
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Niamh de Barra

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"The Future Sound of Music"

...[A]lso at home, Niamh De Barra is making similarly air-filled music informed by dubstep, noise, choral loops and pinned together by cello. - The Sunday Tribune

"On the Record"

"The Dublin-based scurvy lass delivers four exquisite, imaginative, daring, magical songs to stop you in your tracks."
- The Irish Times


"Cusp" EP - Second Square To None, Ireland, 2010. Nominated for Best EP of 2010, Digital Socket Awards, also played on 2FM and Phantom FM, Ireland.



Niamh de Barra is an Irish electronic musician, currently based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Originally a classical pianist, she graduated from NUI Maynooth in 2005 with a B.Mus in Piano Performance. She now works primarily with cello, voice and electronics. In a live setting, she uses sampling software to record and layer different textures, and to build a song from scratch. From 2002 she was part of the John Mary Trilogy, an experimental/improv band from which she split in 2008 to pursue a solo career.

Her first solo performance was in 2009 (under the name Scurvy Lass); since then she has played at a diverse range of events, including the Rathlin Jigs & Rigs festival on Rathlin Island; A4 Sounds in Belfast; The !K Club, Second Square to None, The Ruby Sessions, DEAF 2009 and as headline act at a range of venues all over Ireland.

A debut EP "Cusp", released in August 2010, was nominated for the Digital Socket Awards, and Niamh was named as one of 2010's best Irish acts by Jim Carroll (Irish Times). A full-length album is due for release in 2011.