Lisa Lambe (born 1 August 1983) is an Irish singer, actress, songwriter and folklorist.[1][2][3]

Lisa Lambe
Lambe in promotional still for Juniper (2020)
Born (1983-08-01) 1 August 1983 (age 40)
Alma materTrinity College, Dublin
  • Singer
  • actress
  • songwriter
  • folklorist
Musical career
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Acting career edit

Lambe graduated with a degree in acting from Trinity College Dublin.[4] She was nominated for a Best Actress Award at the Irish Times Theatre Awards for her performance in the lead role of Philomena O Shea in Rough Magic's musical Improbable Frequency.[5] She has been described by the Irish Times as "the finest singer and actor of her generation."

Lambe's theatrical play roles have included Anna Karenina[6] and Johanna in Sweeney Todd at the Gate Theatre;[7] Oonagh in Jimmy's Hall,[8] Lil - written especially for her- in The Country Girls by Edna O'Brien,[9] and Patsy in The Unmanageable Sisters at the Abbey Theatre;[10] Sorcha in Ross O'Carroll-Kelly's The Last Days of the Celtic Tiger, Breaking Dad, Between Foxrock and a Hard Place at the Gaiety Theatre[11] and Nora in A Doll's House at the Helix Theatre.[12] She played the role of 'Fairy' to great acclaim in Hex at the National Theatre in London in late 2022 to early 2023.[13]

She played Elizabeth O'Farrell in The Bloody Irish, written for PBS in 2015.[14]

Music career edit

Lambe is a featured soloist and performs regularly with Ireland's RTE Concert Orchestra.

She was a member of Celtic Woman from 2010 to 2014 during which time she appeared on the albums: Believe, Home For Christmas, and Emerald: Musical Gems. She also appeared on several compilation albums that were released after her exit.

Her first solo album, Hiding Away, was recorded in Nashville and released in 2015. The single "Heaven" from this album featured some of the members of ALONE Ireland, a charity with which Lambe is affiliated.[15][16] She released her second solo album, Juniper, in 2020. It was written in Connemara and recorded in Donegal Ireland with producer Karl Odlum,[17] and has been described as "a love letter to nature."[18][19] Lambe released her third solo album, Wild Red, in November, 2021. Her new album was BBC Radio's album of the week and placed in Goldmine USA Magazine's Top 100 songs of 2021. Lisa Lambe Live was released in 2023.

She is a regular recording artist for many film projects including the soundtrack of Float Like a Butterfly[20] and An Klondike.[21]

Nightvisiting, her new folklore, ballad songs and stories show, began touring in 2023.

Filmography edit

Discography edit

With Celtic Woman edit

Solo edit

  • Hiding Away 2015
  • Juniper April 3, 2020[24]
  • Wild Red 2021
  • Lisa Lambe Live 2023

References edit

  1. ^ "Interview with Lisa Lambe". issuu. Retrieved 20 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Lisa Lambe – Boyle Arts Festival 2022". Retrieved 20 September 2022.
  3. ^ "Lisa Lambe in Concert". Irish Cultural Centre. Retrieved 20 September 2022.
  4. ^ Lambe, Lisa. "Official website". Lisa Lambe About.
  5. ^ "Lisa Lambe | The Headline Agency". Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Anna Karenina". Gate Theatre Dublin. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Sweeney Todd". Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  8. ^ Rooney, Jini. "BWW Review: The Abbey Theatre is JIMMY'S HALL". Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  9. ^ Rooney, Jini. rolee-20190310 "BWW Review: THE COUNTRY GIRLS at The Abbey Theatre". Retrieved 27 April 2020. {{cite web}}: Check |url= value (help)
  10. ^ "The Unmanageable Sisters". Abbey Theatre. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  11. ^ "Breaking Dad". Landmark Productions. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Irish Theatre Magazine | Reviews | Current | A Doll's House". Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  13. ^ Akbar, Arifa (7 December 2022). "Hex review – musical Sleeping Beauty casts a darkly dazzling spell". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 17 June 2023.
  14. ^ ""Bloody Irish" 1916 musical on PBS stays away from standard reiteration of Irish history". 15 October 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  15. ^ "Lisa Lambe - Hiding Away [Album]". 4 February 2015.
  16. ^ "Out of Hiding:Lisa Lambe Finally Expressing Herself".
  17. ^ Stacey, Sarah. "Culture Club - Lisa Lambe". TodayFM.
  18. ^ "Lisa Lambe". Blue Élan. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  19. ^ Quigley, Maeve (13 April 2020). "Singer Lisa Lambe's album Juniper". Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  20. ^ a b "Float Like a Butterfly" – via
  21. ^ "An Klondike OST, by Steve Lynch". Steve Lynch.
  22. ^ Brendan Grace Thanks For The Memories (TV series). RTÉ. 23 September 2019.
  23. ^ "Bloody Irish on PBS". 1 October 2015.
  24. ^ "Lisa Lambe". Blue Elan.

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