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Lorraine Nash spoke with David Hennessy ahead of her London debut at an upcoming Shoreditch music show.

The Irish Independent named her to be one of their acts to watch in 2022, and Kerry singer-songwriter Lorraine Nash is playing London for the very first time.

Lorraine plays the Breaking Sound showcase at Roadtrip & The Workshop on Tuesday, May 10th.

It will be her first appearance outside of Ireland.

That home Lorraine has steadily built up her audience since the release of her debut EP Wildflower is 2020.

She has shared scenes with the likes of Jack O’Rourke, John Spillane, Paddy Dennehy and Niamh Regan.

Lorraine told The Irish World that she’s excited about coming to London.

She said: “It’s also a nice way to ease into it because it’s a showcase with different artists.

“I think it’s a good springboard to play abroad.

“Because it’s run by Breaking Sound, everything’s been taken care of, so it’s nice to be able to just show up and make my set, meet some of these people that I might be able to work with in the future.”

Still only 23, Lorraine has not yet finished college, but she has her debut album in her luggage.

From Lyreacrompane, Kerry and based in Cork, Lorraine will complete studies of English at the UCC in the coming weeks.

“The recording process is basically done,” she says of the album.

“In the coming months I will have new releases so it will be nice to focus on that this summer too.

“The plan is to have the whole album released before the end of the year, but I also want a couple of singles up for it.

“Things will come in the near future.”

So what was it like to see yourself hailed as one to be seen by The Irish Independent? “Yes, it was fantastic.

“I was a little shocked to be honest, I did not even know I wanted to be in it, and then one of my relatives said they had seen me in it, and I still did not even know what it was. , before I opened it.

“It was really nice to be mentioned in the same parentheses as people like John Francis Flynn and Ye Vagabonds.

“It was good.

“It feels good to have that kind of thing behind me before I even released the album.

“It’s nice to feel that it’s not just being let out into the wind.

– Such things have been good.

The Irish Examiner called her “a brilliant young vocalist and versatile multi-instrumentalist”, while the Hot Press described her as “a convincing new presence in Ireland’s thriving scene” when Lorraine announced herself on the folk / americana scene in 2020.

She would follow this with singles like Winter Sun, Sing with Her and her latest release Snowflakes with Irish radio stations supporting her from very early on.

“I think I probably could have released this album sooner if I wanted to, but I think it will benefit me to spend this time building this work when I’re actually releasing it all.”

Lorraine had probably never planned on releasing music in a pandemic, but has it been a matter of getting the most out of it? “Yes, definitely.

“Of course, it’s only now that I’m able to play the songs, but it’s good that I had time to actually write them in the first place.”

Lorraine is joined by the London showcase by Yasmine Gill, who mixes influences from contemporary artists such as Snoh ​​Aalegra and Lianne La Havas, Deva St. John, who combines classic rock with modern production, smooth writing and impressive vocals, and GESHIE, who takes a fiercely independent approach. to her music.

“I look forward to it.

“I know the artists I want to share that bill with all seem pretty different, so I think it’s going to be an interesting show.

“It simply came to our notice then.

“I think it’s the same thing with all these storefronts. It’s not really a particular genre. It’s just anything, which’s nice. It will be interesting. ”

It will not be Lorraine’s first time in London, as her sister Anita is based here and works with Toureen Mangan.

“It’s going to be nice to be there for a real concert.”

Lorraine Nash plays Breaking Sound on Roadtrip and The Workshop on Tuesday, May 10th.

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