Inni-K is a singer, multi-instrumentalist & songwriter from Co. Kildare, based in Dublin. Her mesmerizing vocals set off with tight musicianship and captivating stage presence creates a musical experience, rich with spine-tingling tenderness.
Now a well-established presence in Irish music, Inni-K (Eithne Ní Chatháin) has received consistent praise for her distinct, fresh style of contemporary-folk since the release of her acclaimed debut album The King has Two Horse’s Ears’ in 2015.
“An album designed to make the world a better place, even if just for a moment in time” - State Magazine
“Inni-K is one of those rare singers that will impress almost anyone with a passing interest in music. ‘The King has Two Horse’s Ears’ has strength in its every note…here’s a debut to celebrate” - Dan Hegarty 2FM
“An impressive collection of effervescent folk pop with big slabs of smile-inducing tracks” - Nialler 9
Inni-K has been a lifelong musician; her musical influences & interests vast. She grew up with a wealth of traditional music around her from an early age, taught by her Grandad to play the fiddle aged 4; fascinated with sean-nós singing from the age of 10; classically trained in piano. From these initial inspirations, Inni-K navigated her own unique path through the folk worlds of Sandy Denny & Joni Mitchell, informed by the defiant freedom of Bjork and Nina Simone, gradually unearthing a powerful and unique freedom of her own.
Inni-K’s musical journeys brought her all over Europe, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, USA as part of various bands, as well as touring her solo project. She has played Other Voices, Electric Picnic, Body & Soul & shared stages with Glen Hansard, Efterklang, Tiny Ruins, Lisa Hannigan and many more. She is a valued and enthusiastic creative collaborator, touring the world with dance theatre Fabulous Beast / Sadler’s Well’s production ‘Rian’; performing with Malian kora master Toumani Diabate at Cork Opera House; with I have a Tribe at Dublin Fringe 2017, and being invited by international jazz maestro Jeff Ballard (once drummer to Ray Charles) to perform with him in Dublin. She is also a member of the band Ré, alongside Liam Ó Maonlaí, Cormac Begley, Maitiú Ó Casaide & Peter O Toole.
In Oct / Nov 2017, Inni-K spent 6 weeks on residency at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris working on new music, including the completion of her new single ‘Edges’. The song was partly recorded in Paris and partly in Dublin.
This brand new single from Inni-K, ‘Edges’ heralds a confident new departure for the singer, offering an exciting taste of what’s to come later in the year in the shape of her next album. A maturation of Inni-K’s vocal and songwriting abilities are apparent; a more daring, vocally rich yet spacious aesthetic – her folk background always recognizable but clearly an artist not afraid to explore into new musical territories. The song also showcases strongly the skill of a tight band who have her back – Cormac O’Brien on double bass, and Brian Walsh on drums.