Úna Keane is a Composer + Multimedia artist from Dublin, Ireland. Her 2017 Piano solo record “As I Wake, Still I Dream” was critically acclaimed, receiving 4 Star reviews from both The Irish Times & The Sunday Times. Since then her consistent touring has been gaining her a loyal following. She plays mostly small theatre spaces and house concerts. Her live setup incorporates visuals, loop-pedal, vintage typewriter and piano. Her use of black + white film footage, often of speed-corrected old movies, as well as her own animated art footage creates a calm, nostalgic atmosphere and tends to have the effect of connecting an audience both to the music and to one another.
To date some of Úna’s work has been broadcast on RTE & BBC Northern Ireland, and her compositions have been performed at Electric Picnic, Féile na Bealtaine and the National Concert Hall, as well as on many random pianos wherever she finds herself. Her track “My Panacea” was included on Nils Frahm’s 2017 Piano Day Playlist.
Following a successful Crowd-funding campaign to raise €10,000 at the end of 2018, Úna will be releasing her next Album in May 2019. While her 2017 record was a Piano Solo affair, this new Album will also feature (quiet) electronics, soundscapes and vintage typewriter. She’ll be bringing her particular brand of musical alchemy on tour from May with plans to tour Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe.