JOE’s Song Of The Day #572: Lisa Canny – ‘Freedom’
Lisa Canny is a force of nature.
Born and bred in County Mayo, Lisa Canny is a notably talented musician. Creating expertly crafted modern traditional Irish music that’s distinctive, upbeat and effortlessly entertaining.
Best known for her incredible covers, sold-out live performances and her reputation for driving, propulsive and heartfelt delivery, Lisa’s mastering of technique and tradition is nothing short of astounding.
Having travelled the world working with a plethora of big-name stars across the industry. She even came to the attention of The Police. Stuart Copeland to be precise, who spoke of Lisa as 'Ireland's next big female artist'.
>Heavily involved in traditional Irish music, Canny is the seven-time All Ireland Champion on harp and banjo. You can make the joke about someone from Mayo being able to win an All-Ireland, but you won't get it from me.
She was also named UK Future Music Songwriting Winner 2016, placed in the top ten of “Irish acts you don’t want to miss” by BBC America. She has appeared on two PBS Specials and the Late Late Show. Lisa has also shared the stage with the likes of Gavin James, Lisa Hannigan and The Coronas.
Her awe-inducing and highly innovative performance style cannot be faulted and mirrors perfectly her organic and captivating song style. The release of ‘Freedom’ stands as a huge statement of intent for Lisa, and one that’s not to be ignored.
Clip via Lisa Canny
Lisa will be bringing her many musical gifts on the road around Ireland in April and May. The gigs will be in Dublin, Galway, Belfast, Claremorris and Limerick. You can check out more about Lisa via her Facebook page right here.