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Artist Profiles: Triona Ni Dhomhnaill

Triona Ni Dhomhnaill

Triona Ni Dhomhnaill, born in Dublin, Ireland, is the late Micheal Ó Domhnaill’s sister. She ventured out on her own after the demise of the The Bothy Band, and joined a North Carolina band, Touchstone, before joining the iconic Nightnoise ensemble.

Her virtuosity on piano, synthesizer, accordion and whistle added to the instrumental variety and flexibility of Nightnoise, but her singing may well be the jewel in the crown. It is a gift handed down through her family tree, and Triona credits her grandparents and her aunt as special influences, along with the music she grew up with: everything from classical music, Ella Fitzgerald, and big bands to the Beatles, Stones, Bob Dylan, Pentangle and other British folk acts.


Skara Brae (Gael Linn, 1971)
Tríona (Gael Linn, 1975)
Clannad 2, With Clannad (1975)
Relativity (1985)
Gathering Pace (1987)
Idir an Dá Sholas, with Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill and Dónal Lunny (1999)
The Key’s Within (2010)
T with the Maggies (Compass Records, 2010)

With The Bothy Band:

The First Album: 1975 (Mulligan Lun 002/Green Linnet 3011, 1975)
Old Hag You Have Killed Me (Mulligan/ Green Linnet 3005, 1976)
Out of the Wind, Into the Sun (Polydor 2383456/Green Linnet 3013, 1977)
After Hours-Live in Paris (Green Linnet 3016, 1979)
The Best of the Bothy Band (Polydor 3170583/ Green Linnet 3001, 1983)
BBC Radio One: The Bothy Band Live In Concert (Green Linnet, 1996

With Touchstone:

The New Land (Green Linnet, 1982)
Jealousy (Green Linnet, 1984)

With Nightnoise:

Nightnoise (Windham Hill Records, 1984)
Something of Time (Windham Hill Records, 1987)
At the End of the Evening (Windham Hill Records, 1988)
The Parting Tide (Windham Hill Records, 1990)
Shadow of Time (Windham Hill Records, 1993)
A Different Shore (Windham Hill Records, 1995)
The White Horse Sessions (Windham Hill Records, 1997)
Pure Nightnoise, compilation (2006)


Artist Profiles: Relativity


Relativity was a groundbreaking Celtic super group that played traditional Irish and Scottish music with a new edge” as well as original tunes.

It tied together the talents of some of the best Irish and Scottish contemporary folk musicians, featuring members from The Bothy Band (Micheal O Domhnaill and Triona Ni Dhomhnaill) and Silly Wizard (Johnny and Phil Cunningham).

Several members of the band went on to create another band called Nightnoise which became very popular.


Johnny Cunningham – fiddle
Micheal O Domhnaill – guitar
Phil Cunningham – accordion, keyboards
Triona Ni Dhomhnaill – vocals, keyboards


Relativity (Green Linnet, 1985)
Gathering Pace (Green Linnet, 1987)