“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

Available now in stores & all the usual places online here. Exclusive silver vinyl is available from the Rough Trade website & indie retail.

Click through to hear Lisa on All Songs Considered sharing her inspiration for the first single Old Note.

Since December Lisa has been playing some festivals and gigs in Australia. Thank you to all who have come out to the shows. She’ll continue through March and into New Zealand where she will be joined by Cormac Begley at both WOMAD festivals. Dates and ticket links can be found here.

Along The North Strand

Filmed by Myles O’Reilly on the Come On Up To The House tour of Ireland late last summer.. Featuring Cormac Begley on concertina, Libby McCrohan on bouzouki and a dancing parrot..

May/June Irish Tour

Lisa's Heard A Long Gone Song Tour of Ireland begins this weekend! You can get tickets to gigs via the links at lisaoneill.ie/home/tour or check with your local venue (tickets are not available online in some instances). May 12 - It Takes A Village, Trabolgan, East...

The Galway Shawl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXX2hpN6kqI Premiering the video for Lisa's tune "The Galway Shawl" from her album Heard A Long Gone Song. The video was filmed & edited by Jamie Goldrick of PushPull Media.

Tour of Ireland

Lisa will be touring around Ireland in May & June. Please visit the Tour page for more info & ticket links as they arise.

May
3 – Belfast, Sunflower Bar
12 – Midleton, It Takes A Village Festival
17 – Cavan, Blessings Bar
19 – Headford, Campbell’s Tavern
22 – Galway, Black Gate Theatre
23 – Limerick, Upstairs at Dolans
24 – Clonakilty, De Barras
26 – Cork, Coughlan’s
31 – Derry, Bennigan’s Bar
June
1 – Drogheda, Vantastival
6 – Castlebar, Linenhall Arts Centre

Heard A Long Gone Song / River Lea Records

Update 19/10: Heard A Long Gone Song is on a staggered release schedule with CDs & vinyl available in shops in Ireland today & UK shops next Friday 26 October. Digital will also be available worldwide as of 26 October. Online orders for CDs/vinyl via the Rough Trade shop & Amazon and digitally on iTunes can be made now here:
Rough Trade shop (UK)
Rough Trade shop (EU)
Amazon (UK)
iTunes (worldwide)
Thank you to The Guardian & The Irish Times for two lovely reviews (click through each link to read). Tickets for Lisa’s Vicar Street show on Saturday 27 October are available here.


We are delighted to announce a new album from Lisa – Heard a Long Gone Song – to be released October 19th on Rough Trade’s new imprint, River Lea. The album will be available digitally worldwide and you can preorder it on CD or Vinyl below as well:
Rough Trade shop (UK)
Rough Trade shop (EU)
Amazon (UK)
To support the release of the new record, we are proud to announce a seated show in Dublin’s Vicar Street on October 27th with support from Cormac Begley. Tickets on sale now.

And we’re pleased to share the video for a song from the album called “Rock The Machine”. Thank you to Jamie Goldrick for making it & a special thanks to the dockers who appeared in this video: Declan Byrne, Alan Martin, Christy McDonnell, John ‘Miley’ Walsh, Paddy Daly, Mick Foran, Pat Behan and Paddy Nevins.

Lisa O'Neill 2022