The countdown is underway for the amazing Lisa Canny's show in Castlebar. After a very successful recent Late Late Show appearance, Lisa is set for a Mayo homecoming show next Saturday, February 25 at The Garbos Venue in Castlebar.
Mayo native Lisa began showing a big interest in music from a very young age, teaching herself tunes on the piano. Having noted her musical ability Lisa’s national school principal, Sean Nestor, presented a then five-year-old Lisa with a small banjo and encouraged her to take classes. Heavily involved with CCÉ Ballindine, Lisa has won seven All-Ireland Fleadh Ceoil titles throughout her competitive years, including the senior harp title in 2008. Now also a teacher, nine of Lisa’s own students have gone on to win All-Ireland medals.
Lisa has toured the United States and Canada extensively over the last seven years with the groups, The Young Irelanders and Celtic Crossroads as lead vocalist, appearing on their latest Public Broadcast Service TV special. She has also toured Ireland, the UK, Germany, France, and Russia and has performed live in front of over 50,000 people at the Interceltique Festival in Lorient for two consecutive years.
In September 2012 Lisa went to ASCAP’s songwriting retreat in France. She was invited by Miles Copeland (former manager of The Police ) after he saw her perform in the States. During her time in France Lisa worked with some of the biggest artists, songwriters, and producers in the business including Priscilla Renea (Rihanna, Madonna, Selena Gomez, Cheryl Cole ), Jodi Marr (Mika, Paloma Faith, Ricky Martin ), Hillary Lindsey (Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw ), Julian Emery (McFly, Lissie ), and Claudia Brant (Barbara Streisand, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé ) to name but a few.
Support on the night comes from The Dividing Range and Gareth James Heverin, Tickets for Lisa Canny live at The Garbos Venue next Saturday, February 25 are on sale now and can be purchased from Downtown Records and Hogs Heaven Bar in Castlebar. For further info visit www.finbarhobanpresents.com