BLÁNID’s hauntingly powerful voice and confessional, folk-infused songwriting style have been causing a stir in her native Ireland and beyond.
Her first two singles were met with critical acclaim, with combined plays on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio Kent and RTÉ 2XM. BLÁNID was also the featured vocalist on Netflix’s anime Witcher film soundtrack (The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf).
Her most recent offering, ‘Bad Decisions’, co-written with fellow Northern Irish songwriter Ciaran Lavery, is an arresting indie-folk/indie-pop track, and has garnered plays on RTÉ Radio 1 and BBC Radio Ulster and Foyle, as well as a feature in The Sunday Life (Belfast Telegraph) - “Bad Decisions is a show stopping song that affirms [BLÁNID] is one of our brightest stars”.
In 2022, BLÁNID showcased in Sweden, Output Belfast and Focus Wales, as well as doing a run of Dublin performances including supporting Liam Ó Maonlaí of Hothouse Flowers and playing Ruby Sessions. She has hit the ground running in 2023, performing live on BBC Radio Ulster, being invited onto The Late Late Show as part of a special TradFest segment and supporting American folk icon Judy Collins at the prestigious Celtic Connections in Glasgow, and at TradFest in Dublin in St Patrick's Cathedral. She was also invited to play the televised TradFest Fingal Sessions, hosted by Fiachna Ó Braonáin, which will air later this year. She plans to release a string of singles throughout the year before supporting Judy Collins on her UK tour in Autumn. As Earmilk have remarked, BLÁNID is certainly ‘one to watch’.
Notable co-writes: Ciaran Lavery, Saint Sister, Rob Davies (Kylie Minogue, Mud), Matty Benbrook (Paolo Nutini)
|5th June 2023||18:30||Headline @ Green Note||More details|
|28th September 2023||18:30||The Barbican, w/ Judy Collins||More details|
|29th September 2023||18:30||The Astor Theatre, w/ Judy Collins||More details|
|1st October 2023||18:30||Birmingham Town Hall, w/ Judy Collins||More details|
|2nd October 2023||19:00||The Stables, w/ Judy Collins||More details|
|7th October 2023||18:30||Royal Northern College of Music, w/ Judy Collins||More details|
|9th October 2023||18:30||The Apex, w/ Judy Collins||More details|
|10th October 2023||18:30||City Varieties Music Hall, w/ Judy Collins||More details|