The Niall Toner Band have reached Number 1 in the USA Air Play Direct Chart. The group reached the top spot last week in the Bluegrass / Folk Album category which monitors radio charts in the USA.
The Niall Toner Band are an Irish bluegrass band from the Blackstairs mountain region of Ireland. The band was founded by Niall Toner in March 2001, with Clem O’Brien and Dick Gladney. The Trio perform a set of all original songs and instrumentals, and their unique sound is a rich blend of Traditional Acoustic Country Music and Bluegrass, with a distinctive Celtic twist.
The diversity of the band's set ranges from contemporary up-tempo Western Swing pieces like Mood Swing, to inspirational Gospel-style songs like Walk On Water, and the haunting Bill Monroe tribute, The Master's Resting Place.
The band will be performing at Sliabhnamon, Crocanoir Arts Centre this Thursday, 8th September, and on the main stage at the Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival in Longford on 24th September, before heading off on a series of USA dates at the end of the month.
For news and updates see www.nialltonerband.com