An intimate evening of music with Lisa Hannigan, Zoë Conway & John McIntyre in the stunning surroundings of St. George’s Church.
Lisa Hannigan was previewing songs from her much anticipated forthcoming, 'At Swim', set to be released in August.Since the release of her debut solo album 'Sea Sew', Lisa has collaborated with artists as diverse as Ray LaMontagne, Richard Hawley, Herbie Hancock, Glen Hansard and Aaron Dessner. 'Sea Sew' went double platinum, was nominated for the Choice Music Prize and the Mercury Prize in the UK, while her sophomore album, 'Passenger', went straight in at Number 1 in Ireland on its first week of release and earned Lisa yet another Choice Music Prize nomination.
Zoë Conway has performed with an impressive list of artists including Riverdance, Damien Rice, Lou Reed, Nick Cave, Rodrigo y Gabriella to mention but a few. In contrast to this, she has been an important figure within classical music circles in Ireland and abroad, as her crossover discipline has allowed her the pleasure of appearing as soloist with acclaimed orchestras such as The Irish Chamber Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra and BBC Symphony Orchestra.
John McIntyre began his career as electric guitarist with the indie band, The Revs, performing at festivals including Oxygen, and Slane in Ireland, Reading and Leeds in the UK, and toured extensively in USA, Australia and Europe. He has worked alongside many world renowned producers, and is now producing and recording in many genres.
The 12th annual Carrick Water Music Festival took place 13th - 17th July in various Carrick-on-Shannon town centre venues. Firmly established as one of the great festivals in the region, it brings a vibrant mix of classical, jazz, world and folk music to discerning music lovers plus lots of other cultural, creative and entertaining treats including musical workshops, art exhibitions, riverside music-themed yoga, film, literary and family events, as well as a free town music trail.