Biography Albert Niland


 In het Nederlands


Mix Irish Melancholy and Brilliant Guitar-playing with a powerful

pleasant  voice end you end up with the warm sound of

Albert Niland.


In 1999 Albert Niland was asked to be the solo-guitarist for the

World-Tour of “Riverdance”,

In 2003 after touring the globe 3 times with this show he decided

to focus on his old passion: Singing!

He also decided to lock himself in Spain to master playing the

Flamenco guitar-technique.So now next to his unmistakable Irish sound

he adds some superb Spanish guitar picking.


After that things went really fast. He is frequently on Irish national TV and played with Irish legends such as Planxty and Christy Moore and supported Christy on several occasions including a huge concert in Brussels.

In February 2008 he released a live in the Amsterdam “Paradiso” recoded CD and in 2009 his critically acclaimed CD “The Hungry Ghost” saw the light Albert Niland recorded several Albums, a few, including his last live double

album “Albert Niland” recorded by legendary engineer-producer Brian Masterson who also worked with a.o. U2, Marc Knopfler, Kate Bush and Emmylou Harris.


The Press on Albert Niland:

"...high class solo performance..boundary-breaking guitar-work..from rock to flamenco, with powerful vocal lines built from his Irish roots" - HET PAROOL,NL

"Albert Niland has yet to achieve the widespread recognition his talent merits" - THE SUNDAY TIMES

" - Mighty Stuff" - ACOUSTIC MAGAZINE,UK

"this is refreshing, spirit shocking music.." - THE IRISH TIMES

"few have the dramatic impact of Niland" - HOT PRESS

"A voice that could make the coldest heart sing" - IN DUBLIN MAGAZINE

"Guitar Wizardry.." - INDEPENDENT


Convince yourself with the following clips:

The Cuckoo Clock

Whuthering Heights

Talking Dirty With The Whores

Spanish Heat

Kings of Kilburn Highroad


Live at Tros Music-café (Dutch National Radio) :

Albert Niland - Poland in a Three Piece Suit - live tros radio Amsterdam 21-03-2009

Albert Niland - The Hungry Ghost Live Amsterdam 21-3-2009