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Niall McDowell

Alternative // Belfast, Antrim // he/they

Niall McDowell is an alt-country singer/songwriter from Belfast, County Antrim. Their music has been described as "somewhere between a choirboy and a cowboy" by BBC Radio 1 with songs such as 'Brokeback' and 'It Was An Honour To Be Nominated' lauded for their whip-smart writing and vulnerable production.

After an array of sold-out live shows and their involvement in The Oh Yeah Centre in Belfast's 'Scratch My Progress' programme in 2022-23, their newest single 'I Have Given Up' arrived in 2023 and was subsequently shortlisted for 'Single Of The Year' at the NI Music Prize. In Summer 2023, they performed their first international shows in Canada as part of Belfast's first UNESCO City of Music exchange. They are currently recording their debut album.

“‘I Have Given Up’ cements Niall’s status as one of the North’s most accomplished songwriters.” Chordblossom

"The voice is beyond category" Stu Bailie, Dig With It

"A new era for their enthralling sound" - Hot Press

"Making country music cool again." Nameless Faceless Magazine

"We were blown away by Niall's voice" -The Duncairn

"Full of life and charm" -Nialler9

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