Enjoy Áine's music every Friday and Saturday night starting at 7 on our patio!
Áine O’ Doherty (Onya)
Aine O’ Doherty is from Bundoran, Co. Donegal in the North West of Ireland. She has been a full-time singer songwriter for ten years, and has performed her own music all around Ireland, Europe and the USA. She has played SXSW, Hard Working Class Heroes, appeared on National T.V & radio, shared stages with Thin Lizzy, Damien Dempsey, Máire Brennan, Paul Brady & many more. In 2008 Onya was awarded the Brendan Graham songwriting award for the song ‘Zoom’. She featured on the RTE program ‘This note’s for you’ writing with Fiachna O Braonain (Hot House Flowers). In 2004 Áine was placed 5th in 'You're a Star', Ireland's version of American Idol.
Last year Áine was awarded a summer scholarship to Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA., there she studied voice & songwriting & brought her knowledge back on the road where where she played festivals, pubs & clubs in Europe & the U.S gigging solo and with her band the Surfchixxx. Áine has been offered a scholarship to study full-time in Berklee but her love for the road has brought her to New Orleans where she is currently based. Only in town a month & she has already secured a Friday & Saturday night residency in Chef Matt Murphy's newly opened gastro pub The Irish House on St. Charles Avenue.
Áine's repertoire includes a wide spectrum of songs to please almost every ear, you can hear her sing old Irish ballads in English & Gaelic, she can do Dolly Parton & Johnny Cash numbers influenced by her country singing mother & she will effortlessly blast out big hits from Adele & Janis Joplin!
Currently Áine is gathering new original material and plans to make a record over the next 12 months in New Orleans. In the meantime you can check out her past recordings on itunes - 'Secrets & Lies' can be found under 'Onya' and 'Craic Addicts' found under 'Surfchixxx'. If you would like to be included on a mailing list please email email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org and facebook.com/onyamusic and she will personally keep you posted on what's goin' on!
Listen to Áine's music here: [mp3-jplayer tracks="Dublin-for-the-weekend.mp3, The-Ballad-of-SeanOMalley.mp3, Whiskey-in-the-Jar.mp3"]