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Niall Toner Brings Bluegrass To Ireland Radio

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Niall TonerIrish bluegrass musician Niall Toner is back on the air this month when he is featured on Ireland's RTE Radio One. The musician brought his special brand of bluegrass to the US this year when he toured in September and October throughout venues on the east coast.

While here, Niall interviewed several musicians across different genres of music. He'll return to the airwaves on December 10th at 11:00pm with his very own radio show, Roots Freeway featuring a healthy mixture of Roots, Folk, Bluegrass, Singer-Songwriters and Traditional music.

On December 26th, his interview with singer/songwriter/actor Paul Williams will air at 9:00 pm as part of the "Behind The Lines" show. Niall will be featured again with "Rathgar to Rosine," which recounts his personal odyssey in search of the music of Bill Monroe. This very special program will air on Thursday, December 29th at 2:00 pm. The shows will stream on line. For more information, visit RTE Radio 1 or

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.

"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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