FEBRUARY 10TH 2023
“Vertiginous, violet-they scroll across the sky, words with wings VVV, whether wrens or angels one cannot determine, perhaps an alternate universe fusion of both, up down, high, low-dizzy, still; at peace, at war: redemption dreams arise from the clay: soul’s peace, as the bird in the bough its little eye closes slowly: all is chance, they say, indeed-save this, indisputably, O’ Neill’s Art’s gentle triumph.” – Pat McCabe
REFLECTIONS A solo concert with Lisa O'Neill Friday 12th June, 8pm Watch Live on the National Concert Hall YouTube & Facebook as well as RTÉ.ie More details here The strangeness of all of this I've taken to washing the messages I wash and I wish and I watch The...
Today sees the release of The Wren, The Wren EP via Rough Trade Records' folk imprint River Lea. You can listen/buy it here. The EP will also be released on 7” & CD on December 13th in record shops, but you can pre-order it here in the UK & here for the rest...
Thank you to the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards. I am over the moon to have received an award for “Rock the Machine”. Thank you to all who helped me get the song to this point. The Dublin Dockers, National Concert Hall, Dublin Port Company Starboard Home project, Mossy Nolan, Mic Geraghty, Christoph Capewell, David Odlum, Jamie Goldrick, River Lea and Myles O’Reilly & to Pat McCabe for presenting me with the award.
The ceremony will be on 24 October at Vicar Street where Lisa will perform with Ye Vagabonds, Martin Hayes, Dervish & more. Tickets can be purchased here. Thank you RTÉ.
Best Folk Album – Heard A Long Gone Song on River Lea
Best Original Folk Tracks – ‘Blackbird’ & ‘Rock The Machine’
Best Traditional Folk Track – ‘The Factory Girl’
Best Folk Singer
You can listen back to Lisa & Geoff Travis from Rough Trade Records chat about Rough Trade's River Lea label & Tradition Now on RTÉ Radio 1 Arena last night here. Lisa does a couple of tunes as well. Tickets for Tradition Now on October 5th at the National...
Lisa spoke with Folk Radio UK at the Cambridge Folk Festival. You can read the interview here.
Next gig up is Clifden Arts Festival on 19 September followed by a string of special gigs & festivals in October then a round of dates supporting Iron & Wine and Calexico in the UK. See all dates & ticket links here.
Lisa O'Neill 2022