is a solo vocalist, exploring all sorts of sound realms from folk and mediaeval music over goth, wave, pop, rock, metal to avant garde, frequently working with experimental musicians such as
Leander Reininghaus, Andreas Stollenz aka Froyd, Massimo Nicoletti und Andreas v. Garnier.
Her focus is impro composition, quick lyric writing in various languages, invocations and meditative song, vocal layers and loops, yet at the same time she keeps writing songs on her guitar every day, following the path of singer-songwriter tradition in her very own voice and style - so currently is working on both, an acoustic and a loop-programme.
Studio recordings are upcoming, yet time is scarce, so no idea yet when to announce a publication. Keep an eye on http://nic-dea.bandcamp.com/
In March 2007 she established a collaboration of international musicians (Ireland, UK, Germany, Canada, America) to save the Hill of Tara in Ireland as a World Heritage Site, since endangered by a major road project.
The courageous activists on site, who stayed 24/7 to protect the culturally and spiritually (yes!) important grounds, failed - and as it is, the corrupt Irish government's bulldozers seem to have won, for now... but the songs ("Songs For The Unsung") remain. Many artists gathered for Tara in that year: There are two other great CD-projects, one of them involving Liam Ó'Maonlaí (->Hothouse Flowers) and the renowned harper and Tara-activist Laoise Kelly. You find their song for Tara here: http://www.myspace.com/liamomaonlaimusic -> "Tara's Eye/ The Money Mad Mile" ...
Previously available for download from Outersounds.ie with the money going directly to the protesters on site, the SONGS FOR THE UNSUNG will be made available from BANDCAMP again soon; any earnings from sales shall then go to the Irish druid community at Tara. Yes, there are some, and they were actively involved in the fight in 2007. - http://uk.myspace.com/taravigilcampcd is an abandoned web-corpse today, but still may offer an impression or traces...
Meanwhile check the artists involved in that project:
Participating international artists in alphabetical order ...................................................................................
Branded Oak - www.myspace.com/brandedoak
Breandan O'Ruaidh - www.myspace.com/oruaidh
Gavin Douglas - www.myspace.com/fritzovdenips
Ivy Branch - http://ie.myspace.com/ivybranchmusic
KP The HipHop Bard - www.myspace.com/kpknowledgeispower
Lealoop - www.myspace.com/lealoop
Meadhbh Boyd - www.myspace.com/meadhbhboyd
Nic-D - www.myspace.com/nicdakacorvuscantans
Sullie - www.myspace.com/sulliej
Terrence O'Brien - www.myspace.com/terrenceobrien
Tim McCarthy - www.myspace.com/timmccarthymusic
Tinkerscuss - www.myspace.com/tinkerscuss
...and Bill Jacobs for mastering:
www.myspace.com/jake5577 (-> Sonik Mastering)