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Folk // Gaillimh, Galway

Lasairfhíona (pronounced Lah-sah-reena) is a singer/songwriter from Inis Oírr, the Aran Islands in the West of Ireland. Her debut album An Raicín Álainn (pronounced An Rackeen Ah-lyn) generated a very favourable response in Ireland and abroad. It was selected by Hot Press music magazine as one of the best folk albums of 2002. Her second solo album released in 2005 appropriately called Flame of Wine, a literal translation of her name, was also very well received. Tracks from the album were used on the award-winning BBC programme Coast. Her album One Penny Portion demonstrates Lasairfhíona’s rare ability to sing songs from an ancient Gaelic tradition while being equally at home with contemporary songs.

‘’One Penny Portion is a vibrant and subtle return of a major song stylist.’’
- fRoots Music Magazine

‘’A pure breath of everything that is beautiful about Ireland."
- BBC Folk & Acoustic Reviews

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