Has musical immortality already passed Niall by? Is Grade I piano and a biggish CD collection indicative of a Mozart manquÃ© or, more likely, the unthinking mans Midge Ure? Using live, recorded and original music, Niall attempts to establish why music was his first love and how it wont be his last, and how oboes, girlfriends and the tag of legendary tunesmith cruelly eluded him. When Niall was 13, he wanted to be Sting. Still does. The songs cling on in his head. Along with the 1,000 other things that once upon a time might have been. A show that explores the seductive space between aspiration and achievement. Niall also performs in the festival with Between the Notes. His show Hungarian Bird Festival premiered at BAC last year with the following press acclaimPerformers Niall Ashdown.