Feibhár (fiver, like the money) is songwriter from Kilkenny. She has been writing and performing music since 2011; busking, open mics, weddings, bars, music venues, intimate settings, festivals and on the radio. Her atmospheric and haunting sound has evolved over the years.
Her songs are lyrically focused, with dark and ambient vocal harmonies floating above carefully carved electronic backdrops. These ethereal elements personify the emotions she explores in her storytelling.
In 2018 Feibhár released a spoken word piece around the subject of the #Repeal campaign called Porcelain Throne. She released her debut single Forfeit in early 2019 and has been quietly writing away since.
Since graduating from BIMM Dublin in 2019 with a 2.1 in a BA in Commercial Modern Music, specialising in Songwriting, Feibhár has been volunteering and working to bring her passion for music to young people of all ages.
She spent a few years volunteering with Ossory Youth in Kilkenny City, delivering in-person and online workshops alongside R.S.A.G. aka Jeremy Hickey. The majority of these were based around songwriting and production and finished pieces with intention of release (Getting Colder - Radio Friendly Martians), but most recently they helped a group of young people to develop a podcast from ideas to finished products too.
Since late 2021 Feibhár has been working for Ossory Youth as the Arts Programme Facilitator, running three groups per week with ages ranging from 12-17, facilitating creative exploration through different artistic mediums. In March she began working with Ossory Youth’s Compass Youth Diversion Project as a Youth Justice Worker.
She has been working with Music Generation Kilkenny for over a year delivering in-person and online songwriting and music production programmes in secondary schools across the county and with Foróige - The Drum Youth Centre in Kilkenny city. She also delivers ukulele tuition programmes in primary schools across the county, bringing accessible music tuition to those who may not be able to access it otherwise.
“Forfeit is a clear statement of intent from Kilkenny songwriter Feibhár. It’s a brooding, shape shifting song that highlights her lyric and engaging vocal style. Eschewing guitar in favour of sumptuous synth layers, the songs stays with you, reminding you of how truly great it is. It is a staggering debut single and heralds the arrival of a rare talent.”
- Martin Bridgeman, Ceol Anocht, KCLR96FM