Virtuoso Guitarist and Singer/Songwriter
“this is refreshing, spirit shocking music..”
THE IRISH TIMES
“Albert Niland has yet to achieve the widespread recognition his talent and experience merits” THE SUNDAY TIMES
“Ingenious guitar playing and breath taking singing…one of the best songwriting albums in a long time” Folkworld Germany
The Dutch National newspaper “HET PAROOL” recently described Albert Nilands’ Amsterdam concert as..
“….one and a half hours of high class solo performance, boundary-breaking guitar-work, from rock to flamenco with powerful vocal lines built from his Irish roots”
In 2003, Niland released a solo recording “Dirty Day” to critical acclaim. A unique, and original sound of authentic flamenco and songs. Shortly thereafter, his live solo acoustic recording of Kate Bush’s “Wuthering Heights” rose to national prominence on the national airwaves. In the meantime, Albert has secured a growing fanbase in Europe, where he has played and recorded a live album at the infamous “PARADISO” in Amsterdam. He was invited by the french to perform at the old chanson “L’Essaion Theatre” in Paris, and at the “International Guitar Festival” .
With the respect of his peers, Albert was invited to be a special guest, at the two biggest reunions in Irish music history. “PLANXTY” in 2004, and “MOVING HEARTS” in 2007.
Albert returns for his only Irish dates in 2011.