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About Lisa Hannigan
Described by the New York Time as 'exquisitely ethereal', Hannigan's chance meeting with singer-songwriter Damien Rice led to a long period of collaboration and development that included Rice's critically acclaimed albums O and 9. When this collaboration came to an end after seven years, Hannigan was left with a notebook of songs and the desire and confidence to put them onto a record. Released through Hannigan's own label Hoop Recordings, Sea Sew has already achieved Platinum sales status in her native Ireland. The album has been nominated for both Best Irish Album at the Meteor Music Awards and the Choice Music Prize, whilst Hannigan was awarded 'Best Debut Album', 'Best Irish Album', 'Best Irish Track' and 'Best Female' in the 2009 Hot Press Reader Poll.
The Daily Telegraph hailed Hannigan's performance at London's St Johns Church as 'stunning, Hannigan's music leaves a lasting impression', whilst thelondonpaper proclaimed 'a glorious London debut ahead of what promises to be one of the great solo debut albums of 2009'. The FT declared 'A beaming presence. Rice's next work is a plainer prospect without her. His loss is our gain' and The Times simply 'mesmerising'.