Folklore Sessions Presents;
Susan O'Neill, December 3rd
Matinee Performance, 3PM
The Folklore Rooms
Join us as we host one of the Irelands finest songwriters at The Folklore Rooms for an intimate matinee performance.
Doors open at 2.30PM with music starting at 3.00PM.
Susan O’Neill is a songwriter of many depths, with a timeless voice that is equal parts balm and blowtorch, she is audacity personified, a free spirit; a real performer. She has been a long-time collaborator on the Irish scene with the release of ‘In The Game’ her collaboration album with Mick Flannery being the most recent.‘In The Game’ saw Susan receive nominations for the Choice Music prize and the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards for 'Album of the Year', 'Female Folk Artist' of the Year, and take home the 'Best Original Folk Track' award for the collaborative song ‘Chain Reaction’. Susan was also shortlisted for the ‘Vanda and Young’ Award for her song ‘These Are the Days’. The collaboration album ended up being the biggest-selling Irish independent record of 2021. Susan's song 'Now You See It' from her EP of the same name won the 2022 RTE Radio 1 'Best Original Folk Song' of the Year.
In 2022 Susan directed her debut film called ‘The Space Between’ which aired first on TG4 February 2nd of the same year. This conceptual film is a multi-disciplinary gathering of artists who speak about their impression of space and their perception of its role within their art. They all agree to participate in two minutes of unbroken eye contact before sharing space to create their art together in real time. The project was to highlight human connectivity and space as part of the same integral motion. This unique film hosted some of Ireland’s most celebrated artists, Donal Lunny, Lisa Hannigan, John Spillane, Mick Flannery, Liam O'Maonlai, Manchán Magan, Clare Sands, Orlagh De Bhaldraithe, Tolu Makay, Margaret O Connor to name a few. The second film is currently being recorded and collected.