Friday February 28, 2020

Niall Byrne: The taste maker

With a portfolio of careers in his pocket, blogger and promoter Nialler9 has quietly become one of the most influential figures in Irish music

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

9th April, 2017
Niall Byrne: ‘The key thing is, the song has to be good’ Pic: Fergal Phillips

‘From Darkness to Light,” the email notification reads. “A secret line-up, BYOB gig.” The venue for the show is a cool spot near Dublin’s Five Lamps. The artists will be up-and-coming, and handpicked by Nialler9. Interest piqued? How could it not be?

That’s Nialler9’s style: go in stealthily and surprise everyone with shows that are a little out of the ordinary. It’s a tactic that has seen the Dublin...

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