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New Album:  Same Cloth or Not
Release Date: October 18th (Song Seeds Records)

To celebrate the release of her new album Same Cloth or Not, spellbinding Cavan folk singer and raconteuse Lisa O’Neill will launch the album with a headline show at Whelans on October 19th followed by a tour of Ireland with Glen Hansard and a UK tour with James Yorkston (dates below). 

Same Cloth or Not is Lisa O’Neill’s second album, following the embryonic ice-breaker of witty-ditties that was 2009’s Has an Album. Lisa has recently signed to Domino Publishing.

Album trailer (by Myles O’ Reilly) –

The album was recorded in a beautiful rented cottage in Wicklow in the winter months with David Kitt producing and Karl Oldum engineering and includes her band Stina Sandstrom (vocals) and Mossy Nolan (bouzouki) and some wonderful interventions from London-based string duo Geese (Emma Smith & Vincent Sipprell).

This new record captures Lisa as an assured songwriter, as comfortable with lyrical pathos as she is comic turn of phrase. At times she is downright poetic, switching mood from forlorn love songs to shady tales of wheelbarrow smuggling. Her voice is a unique instrument in itself, subtle enough to execute the tender reminiscence of a song like Speed Boat but powerful enough to bring the house down on the rousing call-to-arms chorus on Come Sit Sing.
Anyone who has already seen her play at Body & Soul or the Electric Picnic or an impromptu sessúin somewhere or other will testify that Lisa’s live performances are beguiling affairs full of banter and old-style folk intimacy.

Over the last couple of years Lisa has toured North America, Canada, Europe & the UK, opening for David Gray, Mick Flannery, Angel Olsen as well as Glen Hansard and Rodriquez along the way.

In November 2013 Lisa heads out on tour in the UK with Scottish folk singer James Yorkston.

England Has My Man / Cowards Corner / Neillie’s song/ Apiana /Come Sit Sing/ Speed Boat / No Train To Cavan/ Same Cloth Or Not/ Darkest Winter / Dreaming


Tues 15th Oct – Servants Jazz Quarters, London
Sat 19th Oct – Whelans, Dublin (headline show)

Glen Hansard Tour
20 Oct  Hawkswell, Sligo
21 Oct  Mac Theatre, Belfast
22 Oct  Spirit Store, Dundalk
24 Oct   Debarras,   Clonakilty
25 Oct   Blackbird, Ballycotton
26  Oct  Blessings, Cavan
28  Oct   Cyprus Ave, Cork

James Yorkston Tour
30 Oct – Dunfermline – Carnegie Hall
31 Oct – Fife – Hallowe’en Party
1 Nov – Edinburgh – Queen’s Hall
2 Nov – Glasgow – Oran Mor
3 Nov – Aberfeldy Festival
6 Nov – London – Old St Pancras Church
7 Nov – Bangor – Hendre Hall


€10 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings from WaV).

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


Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).