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
Lisa will be touring around Ireland in May & June. Please visit the Tour page for more info & ticket links as they arise.
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
1 – Drogheda, Vantastival
6 – Castlebar, Linenhall Arts Centre
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)
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)
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.
Pleased to announce a UK tour in October. Click through for tickets, on sale now unless noted otherwise.
17 Oct – Oporto – Leeds
18 Oct – The Castle – Manchester
19 Oct – 81 Renshaw – Liverpool
20 Oct – The Hug & Pint – Glasgow
21 Oct – The Greystones – Sheffield
23 Oct – The Lexington – London
24 Oct – Colston Hall – Bristol
Lisa O’Neill in Collaboration with
Pat McCabe, Cass McCombs & Ian Lynch of Lankum. The Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Friday April 20th.
Tickets on sale now €30 from AbbeyTheatre.com, the Abbey Theatre box office or by calling 01-8787222.
On February 14th, as part of the public programme for the National Gallery of Ireland exhibition Frederic William Burton: For the Love of Art, Lisa will participate in a special project entitled ‘Bad Romance’. If you’re looking for an alternative to Valentine’s night, this performance is for you.
Folklore, ballads and storytelling were the inspiration behind many of the artworks in this exhibition, and many deal with the theme of unrequited love, heartbreak and bad romance – a recurring theme in Victorian art. Taking this as her starting point, for the duration of the exhibition, O’Neill will engage with the artworks and create new music in response. The culmination of the project is a very special live, one-off show, which will include the first public performance of the new music created as well as a selection of songs from O’Neill’s stellar catalogue to complement the theme of Bad Romance. Held in the evocative surroundings of the new Gallery Courtyard, this event promises to be totally unique and the antithesis of the Hallmark holiday!
Get tickets here. Doors open at 6.30pm, and the performance will begin promptly at 7pm. Drinks are included in the ticket price and will be available before and after the performance.
Lisa has some gigs coming up in Switzerland this month as part of the Songs From Ireland: Old & New tour. There are still tickets available for 2 of the gigs – 26 January at Moods in Zurich & 27 January at Haberhaus in Schaffhausen. Ticket links can be found on the Tour page.
This week Lisa took part in a celebration of The Pogues’ Shane MacGowan’s 60th birthday at The National Concert Hall in Dublin. Here she is singing Fairytale of New York with Glen Hansard.
Lisa O'Neill 2022