Emerging folk singer/songwriter Brid Lyons releases new single ‘Mother’
Bríd Lyons is a Kilkenny born singer, songwriter and folk musician. Her acoustic sound is paired well with poetic lyrics that conjure images of nature and the human experience. Her work is influenced by artists such as Hozier, Lisa Hannigan, Saint Sister and Anna Mieke.
Bríd’s sound is Celtic and ethereal, and features everything from soaring a capella vocals to rhythmically complex acoustic arrangements. In the past year, she has played several prestigious gigs such as the Ruby Sessions and has supported Irish folk giants such as Lisa O’Neill, Rónán Ó’Snodaigh and Myles O’Reilly at the beautiful St. Canice’s Cathedral and opened for Jerry Fish at Kilkenny Day 2021.
Bríd has been honing her craft as a composer and performer for the past 8 years, working both on her own and with other projects. Her single, ‘October’, which was released in late 2021, saw her delve fully into a solo venture. Bríd’s next single, Mother, is set to be released on November 10th. A gig will be held in the famous Cobblestone venue on November 11th to celebrate the launch. Bríd will be accompanied by a band on the night and will be supported by special guests, Reylta and Ali Comerford.
With a modern twist on Irish folk tradition, ‘Mother’ is a nostalgic song that captures the essence of a childhood surrounded by nature and a deep-rooted love for the land.
The writing process started on an October evening, the night before Bríd left her childhood home for good. Many of the sentiments throughout the song come from having to say goodbye to that chapter of her life.
The song was completed the following Mother’s day, as Bríd reminisced on the cycles of life that are also reflected in the courses of nature. The song also stems from the Irish tradition of passing down stories from generation to generation.
‘Mother’ was recorded and produced between Dublin and Kilkenny. The beautiful Crossroads Recording Studio, nestled in the Kilkenny countryside, was the perfect spot for Bríd to tap into the aforementioned roots she left behind. The song was produced by previous collaborator and band member, Sam Warmington, and features a stunning string performance by Kilkenny’s own Ali Comerford.