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Ireland's Bluegrass Singer/Songwriter Niall Toner's Single 'William Smith Monroe' at #1 on AirPlay Direct

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Niall TonerNashville, TN -- The leader of the Niall Toner Band from Ireland is still celebrating his music reaching the number one download spot on the bluegrass and folk charts for AirPlay Direct, an extraordinary achievement for a songwriter based in Ireland. As a result, Niall Toner Band has been enjoying an ever-increasing amount of air play on American Radio. Niall's songs about Bill Monroe, Bill Monroe's Mandolin and The Master's Resting Place, are proving most popular with Radio DJs and listeners in this year of Monroe's Centenary.

With the success of his music on American Radio through the AirPlay Direct digital download service Niall Toner will again be traveling from Ireland in September and October to do a small promotional tour in the Southeastern United States performing in Tennessee and North Carolina. Niall Toner will also be performing during the International Bluegrass Music Association World of Bluegrass Conference in Nashville, Tennessee the last week of September.

During his last tour of the United States Niall performed at The White Horse live music venue in Black Mountain, NC. The venue has a nationwide reputation for featuring the best of Bluegrass, Blues, Singer-Songwriter and String Band Music, and the patrons were well warmed-up by Toner's music. Niall performed solo with guitar, and his music and songs were very well received by a crowd of music lovers. Niall is expected back to the White Horse October 7th as well as a conducting a workshop for the East Tennessee State University Bluegrass and Old Time Music Program on October 6th. He plays The Bus Pit in Kingsport, TN on October 8th.

"It is our hope that folks enjoyed the music we performed during our shows in the States," said Niall Toner. "We are extremely excited that we now have the opportunity to bring our music from Ireland to a larger audience worldwide and hope this may bring about additional touring to the United States and elsewhere. We also hope everyone will visit our website and check out our new single William Smith Monroe".

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The Niall Toner Band is an Irish bluegrass band from the Blackstairs Mountain region of Ireland.
The Band was founded by Niall Toner in March, 2001, with Clem O'Brien and Dick Gladney. The Trio performs a set of all-original songs and instrumentals, and their unique sound is a rich blend of Traditional Acoustic Country Music and Bluegrass, with a distinctive Celtic twist. The Band perform live on a regular basis at Festivals, Venues and Arts Centers in Ireland, the UK, Europe and the USA. Niall Toner is widely regarded as one of Ireland's leading experts on Bluegrass and American Country Music and Niall's songs have been recorded by many artistes, including Bill Wyman [ Rolling Stones ], The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Albert Lee, Special Consensus, Keith Sewell, The Swanson Family, The Fleadh Cowboys, and more.

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