+ Colm Mac Con Iomaire
Thu 6 February 2020
Doors open: 19:00
£20 adv + cmsn
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Islington, London, N1 2UN.
Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult
Book tickets with Union Chapel
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Acclaimed Irish folk artist Lisa O’Neill comes to this beautiful church setting for an evening of raw, true folk songs.
Heard A Long Gone Song, her first album for Rough Trade imprint River Lea, is a collection of traditional material interspersed with her own. The sense of ownership Lisa imbues in these old songs, coupled with the immutability of her chosen subjects makes it hard to tell which is which. Tackling songs passed through generations, some mixed with political messages giving a voice to a community, or dark tales of the past, Lisa performs all with ease.
‘Raw and unvarnished folk for austere times. Uncompromising, stunning, soul-shaking stuff’ (★★★★★Guardian)
‘As beautiful as it gets. You will be drawn into an authentic, sometimes otherworldly, sense of place, time, and tradition. Across a mix of originals, traditional O’Neill calmly but decisively stakes her claim as a mould-breaker’ (★★★★Irish Times)
‘O’Neill performs a mix of thoroughly captivating self-written and traditional songs. Her performances are every bit as eclectic as they are authentic’ (Folk Radio)
Margins Cafe will be serving delicious, hot, homemade food at this event. All profits support The Margins Project, which works with people who face homelessness and crisis and is based here at the Chapel.
You must also have a ticket for this event to eat at Margins Cafe.
The Cafe opens to all ticket holders when the chapel doors open, scheduled to be 19:00 for this show.
We’re also taking limited early dinner reservations at 18:30 for this event. Be quick it can fill up fast!
How to book early dinner reservations:
You can book for dinner when buying your ticket through our site.
If the option doesn’t appear then it means dinner is fully booked.
If you have already purchased your ticket for this show you can check availability and book for all dates here.
If there are no tables available it will say ‘We are sorry but this event has sold out.’
Information for people with a reservation:
You’ll get an email with full details shortly before the event, however, you just need to come to the black gate to the left of the main entrance, marked Early Dinner Reservations at 18:30 and show your reservation and gig ticket.
The menu will be displayed here; it normally goes up a couple of days before the show. There will always be at least two hot meals, one of which will be veggie, to choose from, plus lighter bites such as quiche and salad. Check out the sample menu here.