Lisa O'Neill and Junior Brother @ Galway International Arts Festival
Lisa O’Neill is an Irish songwriter like no other. Junior Brother is an Irish alt folk singer playing sometimes humorous and sometimes heady tunes.
Her roots may be sourced in folk and traditional music but her work opens up a landscape beyond any settled sense of genre. Her work is filled with tension and emotion, contextualizing themes of love, loss, heartache and sorrow today through referencing tales from the past with beauty, honesty and defiance.
Junior Brother is an Irish alt folk singer playing sometimes humorous and sometimes heady tunes. Strange stories, poetic and arcane, unfold with reckless abandon upon an idiosyncratic guitar and foot tambourine accompaniment.
Published on 15 July 2019