“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
Click through to hear Lisa on All Songs Considered sharing her inspiration for the first single Old Note.
While on tour in the US this past spring Lisa & her band visited the NPR Studios in Washington DC. Thank you Bob Boilen and all at Tiny Desk! Watch/read about it here.
Update 5/12 – Thank you to all who came to the gigs the last couple months. All of the December Irish dates are now sold out.
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.
Thank you to all the artists and audience who turned up to help us fund-raise for Mairead last Friday. This Saturday I will be part of a lineup to fund-raise for an second friend Jocelyn Blake who has also been traveling to Istanbul to treat stage four cancer....
Hello everybody. Due to the generosity and kindness of friends and fellow creators, I am proud to announce a very special evening in support of a mighty woman! We have room for 160 & tickets are available now here. Lisa Save
Lisa will perform a handful of shows in Switzerland for Songs From Ireland this coming January. Dates & ticket links below. January 25th - Bern - La Cappella 26th - Zurich - Moods Club 2th - Schaffhausen - Haberhaus 28th - Bern - La Cappella
Last week Lisa visited with John Kelly at RTÉ Lyric FM for Mystery Train. Listen back to the show here.
Lisa O'Neill 2022