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WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Lisa Hannigan Irish tour of small towns announced

The good people of Cloughanover, Co. Galway can count their lucky stars- Lisa Hannigan is coming to town!

The Hot Press Newsdesk, 30 Apr 2008

The tour takes her to Cyprus Avenue, Cork (June 6); Amphitheatre, Baltimore (7); Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh (8); DeBarra’s, Clonakilty (10) and then in July starting with Black Box, Belfast (17); Balor Theatre, Ballybofey (18); Arts Centre, Ballina (21); Campbell’s Tavern, Cloughanover, Headford, County Galway (22); Arts Centre, Roscommon (24); Venue TBC, Sligo (25); and the Glen’s Centre, Manorhamilton (26).

Meanwhile, Hannigan has been applying the finishing touches to her debut solo album, which is due in late August.

“We’ve been ensconced in Studio 3 at the Strongrooms in East London working on the mix,” reports her trusty percussion playing lieutenant Tom Osander. “Jason (Boshoff, album engineer) is at the helm, piloting the board, with Tom ‘Mr.’ Maddock assisting. They’ve been working their magic while Lisa and I sit behind them looking at menus, thinking of album titles and offering mix tips. I’ve a tendency to request that certain instruments get turned up while Lisa keeps reminding me that the album is not called Snare Drum. Really, Jason and Tom have worked some magic harnessing these rough and tumble tracks into the finely honed beauties we are now letting wash over us. We’ve got some minor tweaking to do, but by and large the record is finished, save for the mastering, which will happen in a week or so.

“I’ve not had a better time making a record in my life and feel incredibly proud and honored to have worked with such a great bunch who also are some of my dearest friends. Life indeed is good.”

Judging by the previews of ‘Lillie’, ‘Pistachio’, ‘Some Surprise’ and ‘Sea Song’ we’d say it’s going to get even better!

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