Irish singer-songwriter and gifted pianist, Blaithin Carney, writes relatable alternative-pop underpinned by powerful lyrics, emotional depth and classical influences.
Perfectly treading the line between sincere balladry and indie sensibilities, Blaithin weaves her distinctive vocals around the complexities of contemporary life issues.
Blaithin’s music background is academic; she was enrolled at the age of four to the Royal Irish Academy of Music where she remained receiving scholarships and diplomas until she achieved first-class honours in Music and English from UCD and was accepted to undertake a Masters in Classical Music Performance at the esteemed Academy. She went on to become a concert pianist and is now focused on her own creations.
Over the last 18 months, Blaithin Carney has put her powerful imprint on the Irish music scene, with five Top 5 hits in the Irish singer-songwriter charts. Her debut single, Rome, entered at #1, knocking Ed Sheeran off the top spot. During this time, she also performed live on a number of occasions, one of the highlights being the RTE Radio 1 stage at Bloom Festival.
In 2018 alone, Blaithin featured in the infamous Irish acoustic showcase, The Ruby Sessions, and performed at Whelan’s Women on Wednesday (WOW), played support for Glen Hansard’s sell-out gig at Vicar Street as guest pianist with The Pale, and wowed a full house at the National Concert Hall in aid of Aidlink for Turkana.