Over the last 18 months, Blaithin Carney has taken the Irish music scene by storm, with four Top 5 hits in the Irish singer-songwriter charts. Her debut single, Rome, entered at #1, knocking Ed Sheeran off the top spot.
In 2018, Blaithin featured heavily in the infamous Irish acoustic showcase, The Ruby Sessions, and performed regularly at Whelan’s Women on Wednesday. She 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 alongside her band, string quartet and the Mezzo Music Academy Choir.
Blaithin headlined the Naas Midsummer Festival in the ethereal surroundings of McAuley Place. This is where she launched ‘No Means No’, a powerful stand against the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, echoing the harrowing truths and the unyielding defiance of the #MeToo Movement.
Performing Upstairs in Whelan’s on Friday, 24th May, Blaithin’s vivid storytelling coupled with her breathtaking pianism will undoubtedly appeal to fans of Regina Spektor, Ásgeir, Grace Carter, Tori Amos, Fiona Apple and Jewel.