Niall McCabe + Josie Duncan

  • Talks / Special Events
  • Under Canvas

Niall McCabe

With self-effacing humour and stories told of growing up on a remote Irish island, Niall McCabe possesses an effortless charm which both captivates and liberates his audience. Like the wild Atlantic landscape of his home, McCabe’s songs feel timeless and natural yet bely the dense shaping of a dynamic creative force. Deft, intricate guitar work brings a lightness to the weight of island isolation yet the sound, soul and stories of McCabe’s life and experiences breathe a deep cultured sense of discernment through his vocals.


Josie Duncan

Josie Duncan is a captivating folk-inspired songwriter and an award-winning singer from the Outer Hebridean Isle of Lewis. With a voice that radiates warmth and vulnerability, Josie effortlessly weaves together soulful melodies and heartfelt lyrics, captivating audiences worldwide. Growing up surrounded by the rich musical heritage of the Western Isles, Josie’s passion for music was ignited at an early age. Inspired by the folk traditions passed down through generations, she immersed herself in the captivating stories and melodies that defined her homeland's cultural tapestry.


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