Video: Lisa Hannigan – ‘Martha’ (Live @ Turning Pirate NYE Mixtape)

Posted: 19/02/2013 in Uncategorized

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Normally I would be very dubious about anyone covering a track from one of my all-time favourite albums, Tom Waits’ Closing Time… But Lisa Hannigan is not just ‘anyone’, now is she. This video of her singing ‘Martha’ with the lone accompaniment of Cormac Curran on piano absolutely blew me away when it surfaced online a few days ago.

Shot at the annual New Years Eve jamboree that is the Turning Pirate Mixtape @ Vicar Street, the stunning performance gives a new lease of life to the classic song, with Hannigan’s delicate vocals affording the opportunity to appreciate those beautifully-crafted lyrics in an all new manner. Take five minutes out of your day, sit back, and enjoy:

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