Mayo musician Lisa Canny is set to release her debut single Lifeline on June 12. Written with Grammy Award winning songwriting Jodi Marr (Mika, Paloma Faith, Ricky Martin), the single will be launched in Dolan’s Warehouse on Friday May 15 with further dates around the country to follow.

The harp and banjo playing singer has her roots in Irish traditional, folk, pop and soul music. Lisa’s unique sound has been compared to artists as diverse as Kate Bush, Sinead O’Connor, Ingrid Michaelson and Hozier.


Lisa has toured the US and Canada extensively as the lead singer and musician with Celtic Crossroads and has appeared on their PBS DVD in 2014. With 7 All-Ireland titles to her name on the traditional harp and banjo, Lisa has also toured France, Germany, Austria, Russia, Italy, the UK and Ireland with groups FuinnimhCeltic Spree and Ragus.

While performing in LA, Lisa caught the attention of Miles Copeland (former manager of The Police) who invited her to take part in ASCAP’s songwriting retreat in France. During this time Lisa worked with some of the biggest artists, songwriters, and producers in the business including Priscilla Renea Hamilton (Rihanna, Madonna, Selena Gomez, Cheryl Cole), Jodi Marr (Mika, Paloma Faith, Ricky Martin), Hillary Lindsey (Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw), Julian Emery (McFly, Lissie), and Claudia Brant (Barbara Streisand, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé). In August 2014 Lisa signed a publishing deal with London/Nashville company AbFab Music Publishing (ASCAP)/Little Ruth Music (ASCAP).

Check out Lisa’s upcoming tour dates below.

Friday 12 June – The Royal Theatre, Castlebar Special Guest with Hermitage Green
Thursday 18 June – The Pav, Cork Special Guest with Hermitage Green

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