Biography Albert Niland


 In het Nederlands



Mix Irish Melancholy and Brilliant Guitar-playing with a powerful pleasant

voice end you end up with the warm sound of Albert Niland.


In 1999 Albert Niland was asked to be the solo-guitarist for the World-Tour

of “Riverdance”,

In 2003 after touring the globe 3 times with this show he decided to focus

on his old passion: Singing!

He also decided to lock himself in Spain to master playing the Flamenco


So now next to his unmistakable Irish sound he adds some superb Spanish

guitar picking.

After that things went really fast. He is frequently on Irish national TV and

played with Irish legends such as Planxty and Christy Moore and supported

Christy on several occasions including a huge concert in Brussels.

In February 2008 he released a live in the Amsterdam “Paradiso” recoded CD

and in 2009 his critically acclaimed CD “The Hungry Ghost” saw the light

Albert Niland recorded several Albums, a few, including his last live double

album “Albert Niland” recorded by legendary engineer-producer Brian Masterson

who also worked with a.o. U2, Marc Knopfler, Kate Bush and Emmylou Harris.


The Press on Albert Niland:

"...high class solo performance..boundary-breaking guitar-work..from rock to flamenco, with powerful vocal lines built from his Irish roots" - HET PAROOL,NL

"Albert Niland has yet to achieve the widespread recognition his talent merits" - THE SUNDAY TIMES

" - Mighty Stuff" - ACOUSTIC MAGAZINE,UK

"this is refreshing, spirit shocking music.." - THE IRISH TIMES

"few have the dramatic impact of Niland" - HOT PRESS

"A voice that could make the coldest heart sing" - IN DUBLIN MAGAZINE

"Guitar Wizardry.." - INDEPENDENT


Convince yourself with the following clips:

The Cuckoo Clock

Whuthering Heights

Talking Dirty With The Whores

Spanish Heat

Kings of Kilburn Highroad


Live at Tros Music-café (Dutch National Radio) :