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The IMRO Stage at INDIE22 | Lorraine Nash

July 28, 2022

The independent release of her debut EP Wildflower in 2020 saw stunning newcomer and multi-instrumentalist, Lorraine Nash, quickly become one of the most played female artists on Irish radio. Lorraine has spent the last year working with long-time collaborator Pat Herring Ahern on her debut album due out later in 2022.

Lorraine’s vocal emanates from a soulful place, somewhere between Tracy Chapman and Gillian Welch, and is perfectly suited to a musical palate that evokes Americana and folk tones. Often incorporating layered harmonies in her songs Lorraine draws inspiration from bands like The Staves and Fleet Foxes. Equally at home in Irish Trad, Lorraine’s original material brings a mix of musical styles to the table while ensuring that her own unique voice and élan comes through unmistakably. Lorraine is a talented multi-instrumentalist, often using a variety of instruments including piano, guitar, harp, flute and violin in her creative process to embody her songwriting with different influences and ambience.

Over the past year Lorraine has performed at high profile events such as Indiependence Presents: Autumn Air, The Ruby Sessions, and Breaking Sound UK. She has also performed in renowned venues such Cork Opera House, Triskel Arts Centre and St. Luke’s. Lorraine Nash was featured in the Irish Independent as One to Watch for 2022, with John Meagher drawing comparison between her and the likes of Lankum, John Francis Flynn and Ye Vagabonds.

Lorraine Nash takes to the IMRO Stage at Indiependence this weekend, and we found out what we can expect from her performance;

Is this your first time playing at INDIE? 

Last year I played Indiependence presents Autumn Air which was the socially distanced version of the festival. I really enjoyed it but I’m looking forward to experiencing it at its fullest this time around!

When can people see you on the IMRO Stage?

I am playing the IMRO Stage at 5.15pm on Friday. 

What should we expect?

Some mellow folk music to hopefully ease you into the weekend!

Which of the other acts are you hoping to catch live this weekend? 

I am a big fan of Lyra so I’m definitely looking forward to her set. I’m also hoping to catch Daði Freyr’s set but I would be happy if I just got to hear them play Think About Things live.

What’s next for you?

I have a gig Sunday the 31st of July in Seachurch supporting John Blek and Paddy Dennehy. I’m also spending quite a bit of time in the studio at the moment so there is new music on the way very very soon!

Make sure to catch Lorraine Nash live at INDIE22, on Friday July 29th at 5:15pm on the IMRO Stage.

INDIE22 takes place in Mitchelstown on the Bank Holiday Weekend of July 29-31.

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