Lisa O’Neill has quietly built a reputation for herself on the Irish and international scenes and now has a growing following with her unique folk sound, strong song-writing and distinctive voice.
Her debut release Has an Album was followed in 2013 by Choice-nominated Same Cloth Or Not. Her third album Pothole in the Sky garnered critical acclaim and is filled with tension and emotion, contextualising themes of love, loss, heartache and sorrow today through referencing tales from the past with beauty, honesty and defiance. Lisa’s last release on the Rough Trade imprint River Lea, Heard A Long Gone Song has garnered huge acclaim both at home and abroad. It was Choice Nominated has a 5/5 star review from the Guardian on release and a coveted ‘Best Folk Album of 2019’ from the same publication.
She was also nominated in 4 categories at the 2019 UK Folk awards and 5 categories at the 2019 Irish Folk awards, winning one for best original folk song.
“At a time when sameness threatens to drain the world of charm and surprise, Lisa O’Neill stands tall for difference, as an outlier with a mission to frame the world as she sees it and to perform it accordingly. Her voice is her own. No small achievement.” – The Irish Times
“Uncompromising, stunning, soul-shaking stuff.” – The Guardian’s Folk Album of the Year
“Magnificent… about as far from safe as it’s possible to get. A special talent indeed.” 9/10 – Hot Press
“’Heard a long gone song is an album that is truly monumental.” – The Irish Herald
“This is as beautiful as it gets.” – The Irish Times
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plus Seamus Fogarty
Irish alt-folk and electronica alchemist Seamus Fogarty released his third album A Bag Of Eyes at the end of 2020. His second album for Domino Records, it follows on from the success of 2017’s The Curious Hand, an album that was widely praised for its blend of electronics and traditional instrumentation.
‘A stunning, mercurial album…magical journeys through fable and modern life and back again, often in the same song’ – The Guardian ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐