Lisa Hannigan

Lisa Hannigan is an irish singer/songwriter who released my favourite album of 2012, Passenger. (Technically released in 2011 but I didn’t find it until this year.) There are no second rate songs on this collection. Fantastic vocals, interesting and dynamic arrangements. Some quirky cues but I’ve listened to this one over and over this year and expect to do the same in the coming years. Was also really taken with her live performance. She was able to captivate a large crowd even though this isn’t the kind of music one would expect to go over well in a bar. Her first solo record, See Sew, is also a strong album. Can’t recommend this music highly enough.