Ye Vagabonds to support 19 December

Ye Vagabonds will support Lisa at her 19th December gig at Dublin Unitarian Church. Information & tickets can be found at Ticketmaster.ie.

yevagabonds_Silvia VitaliSixPhotographyYe Vagabonds are brothers, Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn. They began playing music together on the streets of their hometown and forged a style based on close harmonies and acoustic instrumentation inspired by various folk traditions. Two years ago they moved to Dublin and quickly became familiar faces around the city’s folk and blues session scene. They host a Monday night folk session in Walsh’s pub, Stoneybatter which has gained renown for its openness and diversity. As yet, the only available recordings of their songs are in the form of two video’s shot by Myles O’ Reilly earlier this year. (Photo by Silvia Vitali)

same cloth or not on bandcamp

We’re pleased to now be offering Lisa’s record “Same Cloth Or Not” digitally beyond Ireland via Bandcamp. You can listen to tracks and purchase the record here. We still have CDs and vinyl available from Ireland here in our online shop. Thank you!

“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 or below.

“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.”