Lisa O’Neill & Seamus Fogarty - Two of Ireland’s most distinctive voices join forces for a double bill promising an evening of rich and compelling original music.
Lisa O’Neill from County Cavan is an Irish songwriter like no other. Her roots may be sourced in folk and traditional music but her work opens up a landscape beyond any settled sense of genre. On her last album, Pothole in the Sky, Lisa O’Neill set her remarkable incisive voice against impressionistic instrumental back-drops, like Margaret Barry colluding with the Dirty Three or some such meeting of minds. Lisa O’Neill is not shy of collaboration, and her performances across Ireland, Europe and beyond have featured many great musicians of all ages and traditions.
“One of Ireland’s most original young singer songwriters with a set of often painfully honest, compelling songs” - The Guardian.
Seamus Fogarty is originally from County Mayo on the west coast of Ireland, Seamus Fogarty now resides in London, and the capital provides the canvas for his latest album The Curious Hand. Fogarty’s method of lifting sounds wholesale from his environment and tucking them into the folds of his songs like keepsakes, renders himself at once, artist and archivist as well as twisting the notion of the folk singer’s role as collector and custodian of stories, traditions and cultural curio. Fogarty will be joined by multi-instrumentalist Emma Smith.