Inni-K is a singer, multi-instrumentalist & songwriter from Co. Kildare, based in Dublin, Ireland. 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.
Named by RTÉ.ie as one of ten fierce women defining Irish culture, Inni-K is set to release her eagerly-awaited second album ‘The Hare and The Line’, Friday 1st March, 2019.
Inni-K's music draws on her extensive background in folk and traditional Irish music, even as she ventures into new musical territories. Her music combines ethereal vocals with deft musicianship, evocative lyrics (bilingual at times), and a unique approach to song-writing. Having shared stages with various renowned musicians including Malian kora master Toumani Diabate, drummer Jeff Ballard, Glen Hansard, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Lisa Hannigan, and many more, Inni-K is becoming a well-established presence in Irish music.
'The Hare & the Line' presents a more raw, affecting collection of songs than her previous work; a collection varied in tone, and showing the maturity of these past years spent engaged in music. The first single ‘Just After’ is out now [1st February, 2019].
“An album designed to make the world a better place, even if just for a moment in time” (The King has Two Horse’s Ears)- 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.