Performing together at Hofstra University, in the The Helene Fortunoff Theater, located in the Monroe Lecture Center, on Tuesday, February 18th, 2:15PM, as part of the Artists Without Walls’s Showcase, will be fiddler Deni Bonet and singer Niamh Hyland. The last time they performed together–to great acclaim–was at the Cell Theater (photo left) in New York City. They’re back together to do it again.
Deni Bonet has the informal, friendly, storytelling nature of a folksinger and the exciting looks and edgy musicality of a rock star. Her happy, party-ready songs are refreshingly punchy. And while she loves to have fun on stage, there are places in her show where she digs down deep and comes out with breathtaking violin solos worthy of the finest classical concert halls.
Niamh Hyland, was born in County Leitrim, Ireland. Niamh has toured Europe & the US as the lead singer of the original rock band Lily Sparks. Notable band and solo performances include The Ourland Festival at Lincoln Center, Webster Hall and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Niamh is also a cofounder of Artists Without Walls, which allows her to combine her passion for music and business. “I am excited to create a laboratory where people can experiment with their ideas in a safe space and collaborate with their peers in new untapped ways.” Niamh says. “And I’m really looking forward to the Hofstra event. I love the vibe when performing on college campuses. And performing with the incredible Deni Bonet is the icing on the cake.”