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Thursday 12th December 2019 | Venue 2
Age Policy – 14+ / U16s accompanied with an adult
Valid ID required. 229 operates a challenge 25 policy
Lisa Canny – www.lisacanny.com
After a sell-out show in Camden’s Green Note in April, Lisa Canny will play her next headline London date Dec 12th at 229 The Venue as part of her upcoming European tour. Full band bells and whistles! Amazing support to be announced!
Hailing from Co. Mayo on the West Coast of Ireland, Lisa Canny grew up immersed in the traditional Irish music scene. 7-time All-Ireland champion on harp and banjo, Lisa has toured the U.S., Canada, Russia, France, Germany, Italy, UK and Ireland extensively as lead singer and music with groups Celtic Crossroads and The Young Irelanders, playing to live crowds of over 50k and appearing on PBS specials to millions. Lisa holds a BA in Irish Music and Dance and a MA in Ethnomusicology.
“Discovered” by Miles Copeland (The Police, CIA Records) at a gig in LA Lisa was swiftly flown over to ASCAPs Annual Songwriters Retreat to work with some of the industry’s top artists, producers and songwriters, including members of The Kaiser Chiefs, Plain White T’s, Mike Posnor, Priscilla Renea (Rihanna, Kesha, Madonna) and Hillary Lindsey (Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Lady Gaga).
As she began to write her own material Lisa found that she was inspired as much by pop and hip-hop music as she was the Irish traditional and folk music she was brought up on. Combining these elements, Lisa’s original music is truly unique. Her performances are high-energy, hard-hitting and highly entertaining.
“Watch Lisa reinvent harp-playing” – Seán Rocks, RTE Arena
“Crossing so many genres it is hard to define” – Ryan Tubridy, The Late Late Show
“Top ten of Irish acts you don’t want to miss” – BBC America