Feisty singer-songwriter Jackie
Hayden (Hotpress Magazine)
You are an inspiration keep shining
Liam Ó MaonlaíWith lyrics which
are honest and emotive and a voice which is clear and
at times hypnotic, Nina Armstrong is a delightfully
In her mid-twenties Nina decided to follow a long standing
dream of writing and performing her own songs. Playing
recorder in Primary School being her only musical training!,
she decided to learn to play guitar to enable her to
develop her songwriting skills and perform live.
Within two years Nina had a string of live performances,
on stage and on radio, throughout Ireland. She had also
recorded a four track EP and had shared the stage with
artists such as Liam OManolai (Hot House Flowers),
John Spillane and Jenny Lindfors.
Some other highlights in her career include playing
Glasgowbury Music Festival (Draperstown), The Ruby Sessions
(Dublin) and Indie Summer Festival (Carrick-on-Shannon).
Nina also performed vocals for MTV EMA winner, Tyrone
Relph on his album Princely Ransoms from a Paupers
Her vocal style and lyrical content have been likened
to that of Suzanne Vega and Joni Mitchell and Natalie
Merchant however, anyone who hears her music will have
difficulty finding a box to put it into.