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Niall McGuigan

Niall Mc Guigan is a musician and music therapist from Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, Ireland. After fourteen years of performing in a variety of bands spanning genres such as metal, grunge, rock, funk & reggae, Niall is embarking on his first album as a solo artist.

His debut album "Awareness" is a collection of songs written over a period of six years expressing experiences of travel, education and self-discovery. It incorporates many musical styles including reggae, folk, rock, and Khoomii (Mongolian throat singing) fused with cross-cultural influences ranging from South American shamanism to Eastern meditation practices. Similar to the idea of songlines, a term used in aboriginal culture to describe songs that create a map, each song on the album is in sequential order providing the listener with a map that points attention within - towards self-discovery, awareness and connection to the heart.

The album's title "Awareness" is a term which Niall feels communicates the common thread linking the various introspective practises that he has experienced, and also the songs he has written. Through the development of awareness, true freedom, authenticity and compassion can be achieved, as it dissolves illusion and uncovers the endless depth to our human experience.