“england has my man” video premiere

lisa_englandA video for “England Has My Man” is premiering today on Diffuser.fm! It was produced & directed by Jamie Goldrick. Read the whole story & watch the video here.

“In today’s interconnected society, the world feels a whole lot smaller than it really is. Yet, the fact remains that sometimes great distances or large physical barriers do exist between people,” Goldrick explains. “So in ‘England Has My Man,’ to concentrate on the 120 KM ferry journey across the Irish Sea and to capture the imagery along the way reveals to us the real-lived physical gulf between countries and people which we may not fully appreciate when we hop onto a plane or log onto Skype.”

Focusing on those “great distances”, O’Neill remarks, “Emigration is ancient and very much alive. It has been a wondrous, fruitful, heartbreaking and lonesome reality for millions of families worldwide for centuries. It’s been a subject which has inspired countless pieces of work in Irish folklore and song, which I think is a language of its own and a medicine for the alone.”

us tour, boston gig online

In just about a week Lisa & the band head across the way for some gigs stateside! Good news for those who can’t drop in to a gig- the show in Boston will be broadcast live online at BIRN student radio through this link here. It’ll be 8pm EST, which means Midnight for Ireland when figuring for the daylight savings time change. Information & tickets for the shows can be found through these links.

Oct 29 – Boston at the Berklee School of Music – Red Room at Cafe 939
Oct 31 – Long Island – email brunabostore [at] gmail [dot] com for info & tickets
Nov 1 – New York City with Emmett Tinley at the Irish Arts Center
Nov 5 – Philadelphia at the Tin Angel
Nov 7 – Chicago at The Hideout

apiana on popmatters

Lisa’s Apiana is premiering today at PopMatters ahead of a US release of “Same Cloth or Not” on Oct 28! Lisa says of Apiana:

The birth, the journey or the death of a musical instrument is not commonly acknowledged or documented.

A musical instrument has a voice which can move us so deeply that words are weak in explanation. They are charming things. They invite us to dance with them and to harmonise with them but more importantly, they invite us to journey with them and get lost beside them, in short, escapism and dancing with our dreams.

Then a musical instrument surely nurtures a spirit of its own.

I’ve met them in songs, where time stands still and I feel love and everything is black and white.

There is no key for a punctuation mark on a piano.

My piano was taken from me by a torrential rain on a dirty Dublin October night.