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Lisa Hannigan - Vicar St

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11 December 2016 - Extra Date Added 



Album of the Week Irish Times

Album of the Week Sunday Times

Easily Lisa’s greatest work to date” 9/10 Hot Press

8/10 UNCUT

★★★★ MOJO

★★★★ 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  

Twitter - @lisahannigan

Instagram - @lisahannigan

Tickets for Vicar St priced €28 go on sale Thursday 29 September at 9am through & usual outlets nationwide.