‘All That I Can Be’ Album Launch
Little Whelan’s • Thur 18th May 2023
Irish songwriter Lorraine Nash has been steadily building her audience since the release of her debut EP ‘Wildflower’ in 2020. Quickly attracting the attention of Ireland’s music industry with her evocative songwriting and stunning vocals, while receiving praise for the lyrical beauty of her songs. Lorraine has built a loyal fan base with a string of stunning performances. She has been teasing new music from her upcoming debut album, All That I Can Be, due in May 2023.
At the core of Lorraine’s songwriting is a blend of trad, folk and blues traditions. Drawing on a background of traditional singing, the multi-instrumentalist incorporates the traditional lilt into her live show. Taking inspiration from songwriting legends Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Carole King – fused with contemporary influences like Norah Jones, Gillian Welsh, Billie Marten, Lucy Rose, Gabrielle Aplin and Laura Marling – Lorraine creates stunning, image-laden songs. Lorraine has performed at the Irish music industry event, Music Cork, Autumn Air festival, Tradfest and Galway Folk Festival, and impressed on national Irish TV’s Today Show, with her breakout single ‘Winter Sun’. She has shared the stage with renowned Irish musicians John Spillane, Jack O’Rourke and The Lost Brothers
Lorraine has received huge support from Irish radio with her singles ‘Wolves’, ‘Sing With Her’, ‘Winter Sun’, and ‘Changing Tides’ spending many weeks on the national broadcaster’s weekly Recommends Playlist, reaching audiences of 1.5 million listeners. According to the Gender Disparity Data Report compiled by WhyNotHer, Lorraine was one of the most played female artists on RTÉ Radio 1 in 2020.
“Lorraine Nash is a skilled musician and talented lyricist who is developing her voice but deserves your attention now. As she sings on ‘Breathe’: “I threw stones in the ocean, set the water in motion.” She could be describing what will hopefully be the start of something special for her.” — Americana UK
“a bright young vocal talent and versatile multi-instrumentalist” — Irish Examiner
“Irish folk is in ruddy good health thanks to the likes of Lankum, Ye Vagabonds and John Francis Flynn. Kerry’s Lorraine Nash will likely soon join their ranks. The young folk singer does a fine line in robustly penned compositions that are beautifully sung and sensitively arranged” – John Meagher, Irish Independent
““The release (Wildflower single) marks the 21 – year -old multi-instrumentalist as a compelling new presence in Ireland’s thriving scene. Performing since she was seven, Lorraine’s debut EP is set to showcase her impressive chops across piano, guitar, harp, flute and violin. Her original material draws influence from an eclectic range of styles, including Irish trad – while allowing her own unique voice to shine through”— Hot Press
€12 available online from Whelan’s – 50c per ticket service charge applies.
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best (€5 cover charge), plus Late Bar.