Lankum are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material. Having spent the last number of years performing as ' Lynched,' the band decided that they would no longer continue with the name due to the unavoidable implications that it has in regards to acts of racist violence. Their new name comes from the ballad ' False Lankum,' as sung by the Irish Traveller John Reilly Jr.
Irish born singer Lisa O'Neill's third album 'Pothole in the Sky' is an assured piece of work. Her approach is unrushed, naturalistic, straight-talking. She's like a musical version of Flannery O'Connor. The voice is sprite-like, but with an old soul singing….the kind of voice that might sit as easily on a Carter Family recording as it would an avant-folk crank artefact. It's a tender and expressive instrument, but possesses a midlands Irish flintiness. More to the point, it suits the subject matter and songs.
"It's a quiet gem, its simplicity complements the rich poetry of her narratives - songs of love and longing that feel rooted in the myths and magic or rural Ireland" - THE GUARDIAN ones to watch 2017.
"Career high on magnificent 3rd album…..for those that commit to the experience there’s a terrible beauty hovering inside these almost unbearably honest songs" HOTPRESS 2016
"At a time when sameness threatens to drain the world of charm and surprise, Lisa O’Neill stands tall for difference, as an outlier with a mission to frame the world as she sees it and to perform it accordingly. Her voice is her own. No small achievement.” IRISH TIMES 2016
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