KMFA and Sightlines are proud to present the New Music Mixer, a monthly happy hour series for classical music nerds and newbies alike at Friends and Allies Brewing. Join us at our next event for a conversation with featured  featured composer and violinist Niamh Fahy Kick back, enjoy $1 off your pint, and geek out over your love of new music!

The presentation portion of the evening will begin at 6:00 p.m.


If the main parking lot is full, additional parking is available behind the brewery. Turn in off of Springdale close to Airport at Dimension Gallery and go all the way back past Brothers Produce to the back lot. There is a paved walkway around the right side of the building to the front entrance.

Event Details

Ticket Information

  • Cost: FREE

Presenter Details

  • Name: Niamh Fahy
  • Niamh Fahy, originally from Ireland, is a violinist and composer now living in Austin. She has enjoyed a varied career both as a recording and touring musician. Most notably, she toured extensively with stage phenomenon Riverdance performing as their violinist on five worldwide tours, playing in some of the most prestigious theatres around the globe. Niamh has performed for numerous heads of state, including Queen Elizabeth II on her historic visit to Ireland. Having lived in London for 3 years prior to moving to Austin, Niamh performed live with many artists including Idina Menzel  and Punjabi dhol drum powerhouse The Dhol Foundation.  During that time, Niamh began to compose string arrangements for artists and became well known for organizing string quartets for studio recording. Since moving to Austin in 2014, Niamh founded StringPress, a remote string arranging, composition and recording service with her husband, recording engineer and producer, Kevin Butler. Some of their credits include Quiet Company, Grammy Award Winning RnB artist, The Tony Rich Project, Emily Wolfe, Lee Bozeman and mo-town inspired Austinite, Brian Scartocci. Niamh is also part of Austin based indie-folk quartet Reddening West, who have just released their first full length album ‘Deltas’. Niamh is about to begin a new composition collaboration with UK based artist Henry Green as well as composing custom music  for TV and film. When Niamh is not composing or performing, she works as a certified Music Therapist for a counselling service for children who have experienced early childhood trauma. 

Venue Details

  • Address: 979 Springdale Rd #124
  • City: Austin
  • State: TX
  • Zip: 78702