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||Lisa Margaret Hannigan
||February 12, 1981
||Kilcloon, County Meath, Ireland
||Damien Rice, Vyvienne Long, Tom Osander, The Frames, Mic
X1, The Cake
] Mick Flannery.[6
|Vocals, harmonium, guitar, melodica, banjo, piano,
thumb piano, tambourine, bass guitar.
Lisa Margaret Hannigan (born 12 February 1981)
is an Irish singer, songwriter, and
Her music has led to much success, critical praise, airplay and
award nominations in her native Ireland and, more recently, in the
Hannigan is best known for having accompanied the highly successful
Rice. Since leaving him, she has begun her own career, with her
2008 debut album Sea
Sew spawning the hit single "Lille", a Choice Music Prize nomination, two
Music Awards nominations and a Mercury Prize nomination. There has also
been praise from fellow musicians and, in recent times, Jools Holland of
the United Kingdom and US television hosts Jay Leno and Stephen Colbert.
She is known for aiding charities such as Oxfam and her "Some Surprise" duet with Gary Lightbody
featured on the US television series Grey's
Anatomy. As part of an advertising campaign for fair trade the singer
permitted herself be covered in melted chocolate. Hannigan has
performed and been associated with musicians such as Cathy Davey, Mic
Christopher, Mick Flannery, David Kitt and members of Snow Patrol, The Frames and Bell X1 and has
performed at the Glastonbury Festival both as a
solo artist and alongside Damien Rice.
Hannigan emits "a moan of delicate strength, and stirring warmth
and humanity", describing her style as that of "plinky plonk rock",
a genre coined by a friend.
 She performs using
"broken-down, wheezy old instruments", assisting her band members
in the transportation of this equipment.
 Her blog posts are noted for containing recipes for
Hannigan was born on 12 February 1981,[10
] and comes from Kilcloon in County Meath.
She was "quiet and bookish",
school at Scoil Oilibhear Naofa in Kilcloon where she first
sang as a six-year-old fairy on
top of a Christmas
tree in her school play.
She developed her singing through other avenues such as providing
the backing vocals to her mother's front seat Joni Mitchell and
Nina Simone when she
was being driven to West
Cork on summer holidays.
She also sang and danced to the first tape she bought, Michael
Hannigan later attended secondary school at The
King's Hospital in Palmerstown and, at the
age of eighteen, became a student of art history at Trinity College, Dublin. She
met Damien Rice in Whelans, a pub that is popular with up and
coming musicians, during her first week of college. She bumped into
him a few times after that. He told her that he was a musician
looking for a female backing singer and Lisa timidly told him that
she was a singer. He came to listen to her when she was singing in
a classical concert and liked what he heard, resulting in the start
of their musical partnership.
Hannigan began singing as a lead vocalist with Rice's band at a
concert in the Temple Bar Music Centre in Dublin in early 2001,[14
collaborating with him for six years.[16
] She featured on Rice's debut solo album O, first released in 2002,
and sang on the majority of his tracks. The singer became a
frequent companion of Rice during his live performances as a
vocalist, and on occasion as an electric guitarist or bassist.[14
] At the Glastonbury Festival in 2003,
Hannigan played the drums on one track.
Hannigan went on to contribute to one more Damien Rice album 9, released in 2006, on
which was included a lead vocal on "9 Crimes", the first single taken from the
She has been dismissive of her role on the Rice records, telling
Daily Telegraph in 2009 that "it wasn't my record".
 However, Rice had a
difficult relationship with Hannigan, as he had with other band
members, and in one rare interview with The
Independent he suggested their styles of song writing were
incompatible and were to blame for the inadequacies he felt about
the co-written "Unplayed Piano".
 Hannigan's duet with Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody
has featured on the U.S television series Grey's
Prior to Hannigan's official release of solo material in 2008,
some of her live recordings and covers performed on tour were made
available through trading networks or on various radio shows. Such
covers included a mix of traditional folk and more contemporary
songs such as: "Willy" by Joni Mitchell, "Be My Husband" by Nina Simone (from the
1965 album Pastel
Blues), "Mercedes Benz" by Janis Joplin and "Love Hurts" by Roy Orbison.
Hannigan also performed live with her own band, called The Daisy
Okell Quartet although no recordings are known to have been
She then performed a solo set at the Electric Picnic music festival in Stradbally, County Laois in
] By this time she had contributed guest vocals on
a number of recordings by other artists, including Mic
Frames and Herbie Hancock, on whose track, "Don't
Explain", she performed alongside Damien Rice on the album,
“It was upsetting, but worse things have happened. For
everybody it was coming to the end of its cycle. I think Damien was
getting a bit sick of us as a group.”
— Hannigan is not bitter
about her split with Damien Rice.
On 26 March 2007, Damien Rice announced that his professional
relationship with Lisa Hannigan has ended, saying the relationship
"has run its creative course" and that Hannigan would leave the
band immediately to pursue a solo career.[16
 Hannigan had been in Munich, Germany with Rice's tour when she had learned
that she was no longer needed and returned to Dublin immediately to
begin work on her solo career.
The singer later said of the split: "I suppose it was coming for a
long time. I had become pretty outspoken about my frustrations at
the direction the band was going in, and I'm sure he was starting
to find me a pain."
She was comforted by members of The Magic Numbers and has not spoken
to Rice since the incident.
She has since described the split as the best thing that has ever
happened to her.
Lisa Hannigan's debut solo album, titled Sea Sew, was prepared in a barn in Thomastown and recorded
in Dublin before being
released in Ireland on 12 September 2008.
The lead single, "Lille", was made available as a free download on
lisahannigan.ie on 25 August. The
needle-work knitted by
] She had previously previewed tracks "Lille",
"Pistachio", "Some Surprise" and "Sea Song" on her MySpace page with the message:
"I'm in the middle of making my first record and I want it to come
out as soon as possible so I can sing in venues more socially
acceptable than Superquinn and the Luas Station." The
album was a critical success, earning rave reviews and being named
by some music critics amongst the best Irish albums of the
Sea Sew garnered airtime on American radio station KCRW and earned early praise from that country's
press, including the Los Angeles Times, which called
it "charmingly idiosyncratic" and The New York Times which
described it as "exquisitely ethereal".
Lead single "Lille", released on 25 August 2008, became an airplay
hit on Irish and American radio stations.[7
] Hannigan went on to perform at Electric
Picnic 2008. The
admiration of Jason
Mraz led to Hannigan supporting the Grammy-nominated Californian singer-songwriter on a 42-date
U.S. tour which
began on 8 October 2008.[5
] She lent her vocals to the charity album Even Better Than the Disco
Thing, on which she performed a cover of Diana Ross's "Upside Down",[27
] and on 5 December 2008 she performed a duet of
new song "Christmas Past" with Flannery on Tony Fenton's Christmas Special on Today FM.[6
] Also in December 2008 she made her UK solo debut
at St Johns Church in London.
 Hannigan signed with ATO Records in the
U.S., where her album was released in February 2009.
Sea Sew was then nominated for both the Choice Music
Best Irish Album at the Meteor Music Awards in January
Hannigan has been interviewed by the US television host Jay Leno.
 On 9 March 2009, Hannigan
was interviewed by the US television personality Stephen Colbert
and performed the song "I Don't Know" from her Sea Sew
album on the television show The Colbert Report.
Colbert allegedly saw a YouTube video of Hannigan performing the song
in a Dingle pub which had been
shot by Donal
 The presenter also
requested his viewers to buy Sea Sew, an unusual happening
considering his portrayal as a "gormless, right-wing blowhard".
Colbert even quizzed Hannigan on her sewing of the album's cover,
asking if she had sewn the instruments as well – Hannigan is
reported to be sewing Colbert a note of thanks for asking her to
perform on his show.
The singer later described The Colbert Report as an
"amazing experience" and "the best thing ever", referring to the
fact that Colbert invites very few artists to perform, and even
this is usually limited to well-known acts such as R.E.M. and Neil Young.
On 12 May 2009, Hannigan made her debut on the BBC's Later... with Jools
Holland, performing "I Don't Know" during the sixth
episode of the show's thirty-fourth season.[35
] She was reported to have been excited about the
appearance and hoped her co-performers on the episode would include
 Sea Sew rose
through the UK charts following this appearance[37
] and she performed at Glastonbury 2009
as well as a sold-out UK tour later that year.[38
 Her subsequent Mercury Prize
nomination saw her defined by the British press as "an Irish singer
known for her collaboration with Damien Rice and now recognised for
her debut album Sea Sew".
 She performed at the
nomination ceremony where, considered a surprise inclusion by the
country's media, she was greeted by confused journalists wondering
"Lisa who?" followed by "about 10 photographers in my face shouting
‘Lisa, Lisa, Lisa’".
Hannigan's song "Ocean and Rock" is also familiar as the
background to a 2009 Irish video supporting same-sex marriage
entitled "Sinéad's Hand" that has become a surprise internet hit.
Hannigan performed at Electric Picnic 2009[41
] and Le Chéile.[46
] Later in 2009, she toured the United States
again, accompanied by David Gray on this occasion, as
well as performing her own shows in New York in October and Los Angeles in November.[47
] She then performed a show in London before returning for an Irish tour,
including dates in Killarney, Ennis, Donegal and Limerick, to end the year.[47
] In 2010, her return to Other Voices
will be broadcast, featuring a duet with Paul Noonan.
Hannigan has a history of theatre performance, having auditioned
as a teenager but remaining largely unsuccessful except for being
cast as Second Urchin in her school's production of My Fair
She went on to start her own theatre group called "The Cowardly
Lion Theatre Group".
Hannigan appeared in a Jessamyn Fiore play titled The
Mysterious World of Birds in September 2003; the play received
performances in Dublin and Galway.
As part of an advertisement for Oxfam's Make Trade Fair campaign she allowed
herself to be drenched in melted chocolate.
As part of the same campaign, she made major contributions to the
Irish musical collective The Cake Sale,[14
] with lead vocals on the tracks "Some Surprise" (a
duet with Gary
Lightbody of Snow
Patrol with whom she has been romantically linked
) and "Last Leaf".[49
] She also contributed to the 2009 charity album,
Sparks n' Mind, released in aid of Aware.
 Hannigan has also spoken
of her intention to run the Dublin Marathon one day.
She will co-present an edition of The Last Splash with Alison Curtis on Today FM on 13 December
- Sea Sew
- Lille - EP (2009)
- Lisa Hannigan - Live at Fingerprints (2009)
Hot Press Readers'
Hannigan has four Hot
Press Readers' Poll awards. She won Best Debut Album, Best
Irish Album, Best Irish Track and Best Female in 2009.
||Best Debut Album
||Best Irish Album
||Best Irish Track
Hannigan's debut album, Sea Sew, was nominated for the
Music Prize in January 2009. The
award was won by Jape for the album Ritual on 4 March 2009.
||Irish Album of the Year 2008
Hannigan and her work was nominated in the Best Irish Female and
Best Irish Album categories at the Meteor Music Awards in 2009. She
was the only solo artist nominated in more than one category at the
awards. She lost to Imelda
May and The Script's self-titled album respectively.[62
||Best Irish Album
||Best Irish Female
Sea Sew was nominated for the Mercury Prize on 21 July 2009.[63
 It was Hannigan's first
nomination; other Irish acts nominated before her included U2[63
 The Thrills
 and Fionn Regan.[63
] The identity of the award-winning album was
confirmed as Speech Therapy by Speech Debelle on
8 September 2009 in London.
] Hannigan described the nomination as "an
incredible honour" and "an amazing affirmation that people like
] She also said she had "never been so excited
about anything before".
Hannigan was referred to as 2009's "token folk nominee" in the
 with the NME, a music magazine in that country, calling
her a "token folkie".
 One British journalist
even claimed she was "truly obscure" and part of the "moribund
sensitive singer-songwriter genre".
 Ed Power, writing in the Irish
Independent, criticised such claims, wondering if Jape (whose album
Ritual beat Hannigan to the
Choice Music Prize) had come close to receiving a Mercury
nomination—"Or, for that matter, how many of the judges had even
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to me to perform at the nomination ceremony today [Tuesday], so I
couldn’t tell anyone in case they took it away from me,” says the
29-year-old from Co Meath. There were cries of “Lisa who?” from the
assembled British media throng – Hannigan was a surprise nomination
– but she soon got into the swing of things. “There were about 10
photographers in my face shouting ‘Lisa, Lisa, Lisa’ just after the
announcement – it was wild. “To tell you the sort of state I was
in, I invited Kasabian, who were also performing at the ceremony
today, out for a fight!” Surrounded by her manager and band,
Hannigan reflects on her debut album Sea Sew’s genesis.
“We prepared the whole album in a barn in Thomastown and recorded
it later in Dublin, so for it to get this far is just unreal,” she
says. To date, Sea Sew, which was released last September,
has sold 45,000 copies worldwide – with 15,000 of those copies sold
in Ireland. Hannigan was as surprised as everyone else by the
eccentricity of this year’s shortlistlist [sic]..."
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guarantees increased record sales and media exposure. [...] She has
been making inroads into the US with appearances on the Jay Leno
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