Lisa O’Neill (IRL)

One of the strong, fresh voices in Ireland belongs to Lisa O’Neill (born in 1982), who has been writing songs since she was a child at home in Ballyhaise. Aged 18, she moved to Dublin to study music. Between her studies and various service jobs, she sang, played guitar and tenor banjo. Her debut album Has An Album appeared in 2009. It was noticed by listeners and the music business and two years later she was invited by David Gray to open for him on a tour of USA and Canada. Music critics have paid particular attention to Lisa O’Neill’s intense voice, but her songwriting and her approach to traditional folk music drew plaudits. The Guardian called Lisa O’Neill a star and one of the most remarkable folk singers of her day. Since that debut album, she has made three more and an EP, and yet another new album All of This is Chance is due in February 2023. Her fan base expanded when Lisa O’Neill’s version of Bob Dylan’s All The Tired Horses was used on the soundtrack to the popular BBC series Peaky Blinders. Lisa O’Neill will perform with her band, in their only Danish festival appearance in 2023.