Coughlans Live Music Festival 2019
Lisa Hannigan & guest The Man Whom
Sunday Sept 29th. 7:30pm. Tickets €26.50
In 2008, Lisa Hannigan hit the road as the opener for Jason Mraz's U.S. and Canadian tour, and her debut solo effort, Sea Sew, was released in Ireland later that year, 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.
The Man Whom is the moniker for Wexford-based singer songwriter, producer/composer and multi-instrumentalist Ian Doyle. The Greatest Event is his debut Album.
New Album "The Dancer From The Dance" out now
"emotive harmonies, uplifting brass, and swagger in spades. . The Greatest Event has enough charm and inventiveness to fill your head and nourish your soul. Eat it.
The Sunday Times ****
"A slick production with accomplished musicians, elaborate scores and scrupulous string arrangements".