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Wed 1st Mar 2023

Little Whelan’s

Fiona O’ Connell is an independent singer-songwriter and producer whose ethereal folk music balances upon both her intricate vocal melodies and delicate approach to songwriting. Influenced by the likes of Joshua Burnside and Adrianne Lenker, she combines the simplicity of more traditional folk melodies with pop, ambient and electronic elements to weave a lane of her own. During her time at UCC, Fiona developed her recording abilities, building a love for the vocal layering and harmonies that sit at the core of her songs today.

During the pandemic, Fiona took part in an artistic mentorship under fellow Clare songwriter Síomha funded by Glór. She was then awarded the Agility Award by the Arts Council allowing her to take part in a music production mentorship with acclaimed producer Gary Keane. In November 2021, she supported Síomha on her national ‘Infinite Space’ tour which saw her take to the stage in Dolans, Glór, Whelans and Cyprus Avenue.
Over the last number of months she has opened for Caoilian Sherlock and Laura Duff while most recently completing a second tour as support act for Síomha playing slots in Coughlans, Ballycotton Sea Church and the Galway Mechanic’s Institute. In July, Fiona she played The Folly festival in Laois alongside acts including Róisín O, Hermitage Greene, and Moncrieff.

In February 2023 she will release her first single ‘Easily’ which will be followed by a string of headline shows in venues including Whelan’s and The Record Room (Limerick). To date, ‘Easily’ has received airplay on WLR FM, 8Radio, Galway Bay FM, Dublin South FM and KCLR FM.


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€8 available online from Whelan’s.

– 50c per ticket service charge applies.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.


Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best (€5 cover charge), plus Late Bar.