Niall Toner IMRO 6-09_0

Niall Toner is one of Ireland´s leading authorities on American Country Music, and has performed various styles of Bluegrass and Traditional Country Music with The Lee Valley String Band, The Sackville String Band, and Hank Halfhead and the Rambling Turkeys.

He currently fronts his own five-piece acoustic outfit, the Niall Toner Band, with Richie Foley on Mandolin, Dick Gladney on string bass, Johnny Gleeson on Dobro, and Paddy Kiernan on 5-String Banjo, performing an all-original set. His work has been recorded by many artists including Paddy Cole, The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Bill Wyman {Rolling Stones}, Albert Lee, The Fleadh Cowboys, Special Consensus, Eoin O´Riabhaig and Italy’s Red Wine, to name but a few.

Niall´s music has also been featured on the soundtrack of GTA IV, the biggest-selling video game in history, as well as the ABC series, Nashville, and the Stephen King inspired, Haven, a Canadian Sci-fi TV Drama series. Niall has released five albums of original songs, with his current release, WORKING ON LOVE, on AVALON RECORDS, receiving great reviews in the Music Press, and Niall and his band recently performed at Merlefest 2015 in North Carolina, the World’s most prestigious Roots Music Festival.

Niall is also a broadcaster, and presents Roots Freeway on RTE Radio One. He also interviews songwriters about their craft, and these shows are broadcast on RTE under the banner Behind the Lines. Niall’s Roots Freeway is also featured as part of the In-Flight entertainment on Aer Lingus International flights. Niall serves on the IMRO Board, and is also working with Producer, Ciaran O’Connor, on a Documentary on his life in Music. He is married with five children and lives in rural Co. Carlow.

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