Lisa Hannigan - Vicar St
VICAR ST, DUBLIN
11 December 2016 - Extra Date Added
#1 SELLING ALBUM “AT SWIM” AVAILABLE NOW VIA PLAY IT AGAIN SAM
Album of the Week Irish Times
Album of the Week Sunday Times
“Easily Lisa’s greatest work to date” 9/10 Hot Press
★★★★ The Observer
★★★★ Daily Telegraph
★★★★ The Independent
Due to demand, Lisa Hannigan has added an extra date on her Irish tour to Vicar St, Dublin on 11 December 2016 in support of her #1 selling album ‘At Swim’ out now via Play it Again Sam.
‘At Swim’, Lisa’s third -and arguably most bewitching- album, has received universal critical acclaim since its release last month. Produced by Aaron Dessner, the record follows the double-platinum, Mercury and Choice Music Prize -nominated debut “Sea Sew”, and 2011’s “Passenger” which charted #1 and earned Lisa a second Choice Music Prize nomination.
After playing in support of ‘Passenger’ for nearly two years, Lisa Hannigan struggled at first to write new material for ‘At Swim’. A new relationship meant that she was dividing her time between Dublin and London: adrift and lost, she threw herself into distraction instead. There was an acting debut as a mermaid in the Oscar-nominated animation ‘Song of the Sea’, soundtrack work on ‘Fargo’ and the Oscar-winning score for ‘Gravity’, all the while founding and co-hosting the acclaimed ‘Soundings’ podcast (which saw Lisa turn interviewer, and speak to guests such as Harry Shearer, Sharon Horgan and David Arnold).
The breakthrough came when Hannigan got an email out of the blue from Aaron Dessner, guitarist with The National and producer for the likes of Sharon Van Etten and Local Natives. Taking up Dessner’s suggestion to work together and rediscovering the collaborative spirit she'd missed in Dublin enabled Lisa to see her time in London in a different light. So while ‘At Swim’ is in part about homesickness and isolation, it's also – profoundly and very movingly – about love.
December 1st Seapoint Ballroom, Galway
December 2nd O'Reilly Theatre, National Opera House, Wexford
December 8th The Glassworks, Derry
December 10th Vicar St, Dublin
December 11th Vicar St, Dublin
December 12th Cork Opera House, Cork
December 16th Limetree Theatre, Limerick
December 17th Beaulieu House and Gardens, Drogheda, Co Louth
December 18th Unitarian Church, Dublin (all ages show at 2.30pm)
December 19th The Empire Music Hall, Belfast
December 22nd St Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny
December 21st An Ghrianán Theatre, Donegal
December 23rd Theatre Royal, Waterford
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Tickets for Vicar St priced €28 go on sale Thursday 29 September at 9am through www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide.