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Ben finds being a big brother to his mute little sister Saoirse rather a pain, especially when she doesn't do as she's told. They live with just their father, their mother having left several years ago, and their dog Cu in a lighthouse on an Irish island. When their grandmother comes to take the children to the city, Ben is less than happy and wishes to return home without his sister. Saoirse is a mysterious child who has become rather attached to a seashell from their mother and still proves to be a liability. She also happens to be a Selkie; gifted with the magical ability to transform into a seal underwater. When she is abducted by a flock of night owls, Ben sets out on a desperate mission to find her and rescue her, meeting a wise old Faerie along the way who helps unveil some mystical secrets about his past.
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From the very start, Irish singer songwriter Lisa Hannigan's second album Passenger instantly sets out to impress. The introduction of opening track 'Home' sounds a string orchestra flanked piano, guitar and drum blend over which a gentle, warm and mellow singular brass part, perhaps a flugelhorn, is suggested. Hannigan's vocals, hauntingly delicate and smooth flow beautifully and effortlessly from chest voice to whisper over the gently lilting accompaniment beneath them; an accompaniment that steadily builds and builds throughout the track; perfectly formed.
A sparse accompaniment of percussion and bass line sounds beneath Hannigan's vocal throughout the first verse of 'A Sail' before the blend is padded out slightly by the inclusion of the rest of the band and a delicate high-pitched solo violin line. There's also a subtle suggestion of banjo in the mix maintaining Hannigan's folk roots. 'Knots' follows; a picked guitar accompanied bluesy number punctuated by picked double bass and flavoured by slushy string glissandi until around a minute in when the track really begins to stomp in the likes of the vein of KT Tunstall. This album, Passenger, particularly in its miniature orchestral arrangements, really shows a great ambition and flexibility to Hannigan's songwriting and vocal ability and further establishes her as the talented artist that she is.
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Lisa Hannigan's new single 'Knots' will be released on October 24th. It is taken from her anticipated second album, 'Passenger', which is set to be released on October 10th. Passenger is the follow up to Lisa's Mercury nominated debut album 'Sea Sew', which was released in 2008.
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The musician has put together a star-studded wish list of artists to perform with him on POSSIBILITIES, and was blown away when they all agreed.
He says, "When we put out the feelers, I had no idea what would happen. I'd never met John Mayer. I knew Sting. But I'd never met CHRISTINA AGUILERA or JOSS STONE or Lisa Hannigan or Jonny Lang or Trey Anastasio.
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Date of birth
12th February, 1981
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RT @asthmatickitty: Friday! @Boston_Calling! Sufjan Stevens! Sia! @LisaHannigan w/ @aaron_dessner! Don't miss! https://t.co/Mq9gSVyImc http…
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Hudson NY, @aaron_dessner & I are playing a fundraiser for #GoodFoodforHudson tomorrow in @helsinkihu 7pm. Doors 5pm https://t.co/2Rbkx3iLmD
I cannot wait for this. May 25th in Hudson NY! (Followed by May 27th at @Boston_Calling ) https://t.co/bvyv6uNZro
This is such an incredible undertaking, a weeks worth of songs for a very good cause. https://t.co/iroC4z1CbX
RT @Drunkenmidget: If anyone has tickets for @LisaHannigan in Roisin Dubh they're not using hit me up! doing ironman & didn't get tickets i…
@wearevillagers @TheIvors Woah! Congratulations Conor and Co! xx
@fokellh It could have been a scented candle! x
@fokellh What is this deliciousness?
RT @aaron_dessner: Reminder! @LisaHannigan are playing @Boston_Calling together next Friday 5/27 before #sufjan and @Sia get your tickets!
The Irish your is pretty much sold out! A few tickets left in Donegal, Kilkenny, the… https://t.co/79Rf8WPXkp
@Ola_boom @jamiedotdotdot @fokellh This is the kind of religion I could get behind.
@aligrainger1981 Ouch! Get well soon Ali xx
Looking forward to getting back to Hudson NY with @aaron_dessner. Especially for this very good cause. https://t.co/clIdnU9lFF
Give €1 in @goapplegreen today & support @Barnardos_IRL to help children affected by the housing crisis. #OneforIreland
RT @derekholla: #ticketfairy looking for 2 tickets for @LisaHannigan in @DeBarraFolkClub on 8th June if anyone can't use theirs. Gutted to…
@fokellh How long did it take to gather them all?