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Turning Pirate and Whelanslive presents

Friday 14th August


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Turning Pirate and Whelanslive presents


Fri, 14/08/2020 – 6:30pm & 9:30pm

Socially distanced 88 capacity seated shows.

Whelan’s Main Venue

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We’re trilled to have Lisa Hannigan back in Whelan’s on Fri 14th Aug for two performances, 6:30pm & 9:30pm. It’ll one of our first gigs back since reopening and although everyone is still social distancing we’re going try to make it as comfortable as possible. The show will be all seated and limited to 88 people. Tickets are on sale on Friday 31st Jul at 10am from Whelanslive.com. Tables are sold in multiples of 2, 4 & 6 only.

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Lisa Hannigan ‘At Swim’ Out August 19th via Play It Again Sam

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

“Haunting….Hannigan moves to the dark side” 8/10 – Uncut

★★★★ Mojo

“It could well be the most beautiful album of the year” Evening Standard

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Lisa Hannigan’s third album ‘At Swim’ is out now via Play It Again Sam. Produced by Aaron Dessner, her third – and arguably most bewitching – record follows the double-platinum, Mercury-nominated debut ‘Sea Sew’, and 2011’s ‘Passenger’ (which charted at number 1 in Ireland, and earned Lisa another 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.

Having first exchanged ideas over email and iPhones, ‘At Swim’ surfaced when Lisa and Aaron finally met up in Denmark: recording then took place in a church in Hudson, New York, during a furiously-creative seven-day stint. Despite openly being written lost-at-sea, you sense that at this point in her career, Lisa Hannigan is now a strong enough swimmer to go as far out as she wants; to darker depths than before, where the treasure lies, and bring it back to us.


Socially distanced 88 capacity seated show – Tickets sold as table of 2, 4 & 6 only.

ON SALE FRI 31st JUL, 10AM: €30 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 01 4780766 (9:30am-7pm M-F)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

  • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
  • Doors: 6:30pm & 9:30pm
  • Tickets: €30