I had never heard of Irish singer Lisa Hannigan until today on NPR's All Things Considered. I was half-way listening to the interview until I heard her voice in excerpts from her debut solo album Sea Sew. I rarely buy music anymore, but I'll get this CD.
Tonight I went on YouTube and watched her sing several songs and they are sweet, haunting, melancholic. Good Friday is a melancholy day for me and her voice and lyrics seemed to match my feelings.
Apparently she sang backup vocals with Irish singer Damien Rice for seven years, but two years ago he dismissed her abruptly from his band. When questioned about that in the interview, she was incredibly gracious. You can read or listen to the interview at the link above.
Here is Lisa Hannigan playfully singing Lille and showing the song's scenes in a wonderful pop-up book.