A versatile Irish folk-pop singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and occasional voice actor, Lisa Hannigan made a name for herself with her debut solo effort, Sea Sew, which was released in Ireland in 2008 with an American release following in early 2009. The album went double platinum in Hannigan's homeland, where her whimsical folk-pop and hushed, soft-spoken vocal delivery appealed to critics and consumers alike. She explored similar territory on her Joe Henry-produced, 2011 sophomore release, Passenger, which again drew accolades both at home and abroad.
After touring for two years in support of the album, and a stint lending voicing the character Blue Diamond in the popular American animated television series Steven Universe, Hannigan experienced a lengthy bout of writer's block. She returned in 2016 with a new album, the evocative and more pop-oriented At Swim, which was produced by the National's Aaron Dessner. In 2019 Hannigan released her first concert album, Live in Dublin, which was recorded at the National Concert Hall with the contemporary classical orchestra s t a r g a z e.
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 12 years touring and recording as a solo artist and three albums, Lisa most recently released a live record. The record features collaborations alongside orchestral collective s t a r g a z e, Ross Turner, Sallay Garnet (Loah), Karen Cowley (Wyvern Lingo) and Rosie Carney. It features arrangements by Bryce Dessner, Timo Andres, Josephine Stephenson, Cormac Curran, Andre de Ridder, Romain Bly and Aart Strootman.