Inni-K's contemporary music draws on her extensive background in folk and traditional Irish music, as she ventures into new musical territories. Her original songwriting career (‘The Hare & the Line’ 2019 and ‘The King has Two Horse’s Ears’ 2015) combines her unique approach to songwriting with deft musicianship, evocative lyrics and ethereal vocals.
‘Iníon’ (‘Daughter’), Inni-K’s third album, released February 2022, sees the Dublin-based singer, songwriter immerse herself in her extensive background in sean-nós and traditional song. Together with her exceptionally skilled collaborators, from jazz to classical, Inni-K searches out the beauty, tradition and ancient pathos of sean-nós in a contemporary, vital and unique reimagining. She is a singer both reaching back into a deeply held tradition, while simultaneously pressing out against its very edges. Inni-K sets out to create a re-hearing, in a way, of something dear, something essential, and in doing so, she has – with fellow collaborators – created a bold, new and contemporary experience of sean-nós song for her listener.
Iníon shows the confidence and musical maturity of a singer who is both deeply rooted in the Irish tradition and is free to explore.
Inni-K has performed, toured and recorded with Ré - traditional group including Cormac Begley, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Maitiú Ó Casaide & Peter O Toole. She has shared the stage with such varied and renowned musicians as Malian kora master Toumani Diabaté, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, jazz drummer Jeff Ballard, Glen Hansard, Wallis Bird, Efterklang, Lisa O Neill, Efterklang and many more, and she is becoming a well-established presence in Irish music.
“One of the most acclaimed voices in the extraordinary revival of traditional and folk music we have witnessed in recent years.”_RTE Arena
“This album [Iníon] is emblematic of a fidelity to the form but, equally, a fidelity to musical exploration and collaboration…a kind of elegant modernity…a very special record.” _The Irish Times