Lisa Lambe is one of Ireland’s best-known singers and performers. Described by the Irish Times as “The finest singer and actor of her generation”, and by PBS, USA as “Inspirational”. Irish Music Magazine declared “Lisa Lambe is a major Irish voice. A stylish songwriter with a sound that is original and enduring”.
She was recently named Rough Trade’s Rising Star with her voice described by Hotpress Magazine as having a “truly beautiful tone, Lambe’s voice is sumptuous and shines brightly”. She released her third solo album; ‘Wild Red’ in December 2021 and it went straight to BBC radio, becoming ‘Album of the Week’
The Sunday Independent described her songwriting as “Songwriting Joni Mitchell would be proud of”.
Lisa’s first album, ‘Hiding Away’ was recorded in Nashville with producer Gavin Murphy and was RTÉ Radio One Album of the Week. Her second album, ‘Juniper’, was written in the west of Ireland and recorded at Attica Studios in County Donegal, with producer Karl Odlum.
Juniper was Album of the Week for BBC Sounds and praised by The Irish Times as “Evocative and tenderly crafted”, and by Red Guitar Music UK as “Gorgeous” and “Stunning”, Hotpress Magazine declared it “An absolute standout”.
Lisa describes her latest album Wild Red as being “made by the fireside, written in the quiet, inspired by old stories, local lore, current landscapes and new states of mind…” Written at Ocean Studios Ireland, in West Cork, in a remote beautiful studio setting looking out to the wild Atlantic. Lisa was inspired greatly by local folklore for this project, and delved into the world of the mermaid myth in Irish lore for some of the songs. Landscape and a sense of place are very present in Lisa’s songwriting and this intimate album is a showcase of Lambe’s songwriting talent.
Lisa is delighted to be a featured artist at Boyle Arts Festival this year