Watch: Lisa O’Neill – Old Note


If there’s an active Irish songwriter more singular and naturally gifted than Lisa O’Neill we legitimately have not heard them. An artist we’ve covered many times in the past, she has carved out a remarkably distinctive path via masterfully considered folk song.

Today, the County Cavan artist announces a whole new chapter. On February 10th 2023, she will release her fifth studio album, All Of This Is Chance, via none other than Rough Trade Records. It marks her debut on the iconic label, following the release of the sublime Heard a Long Gone Song via their River Lea imprint in 2018.

Accompanying the announcement is the album’s lead single, ‘Old Note’. Featuring the unmistakable magic of Colm Mac Con Iomaire, it’s an exquisite paean to “the wall between us and an intuition with nature we once had.” Check out Myles O’Reilly’s note-perfect video for the song, as well as O’Neill’s upcoming Irish and UK dates, below.

Pre-order All Of This Is Chance.


16 – Dolans, Limerick
17 – Roisin Dubh, Galway
19 – St Johns Theatre, Listowel
20 – The White Horse, Ballincollig Cork
26 – National Concert Hall, Dublin
27 – Hawkswell, Sligo


8 & 9 – Coughlan’s, Cork
11 – Debarras, Clonakilty

March 2023

16 – Leeds, Howard Assembly Room
17 – York, The Black Swan
18 – Kendal, Brewery Arts Centre
19  – Liverpool, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (Music Room)
21  – Bristol, St George’s
22 – Oxford, SJE Arts Centre
23  – London, Barbican Centre
25  – Gateshead, Sage (Hall 2)
27  – Edinburgh, Voodoo Rooms
28 – Manchester, Band On The Wall

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