Sinéad Lohan

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Sinéad Lohan is an Irish singer and songwriter. Her music has been described as having a "folky feel" and her persona "by turns reflective, poetic and whistful." [1] She was one of the "most commercially successful artists" in Ireland in the 1990s.[2] Her lyrics have been inspired by Shakespeare and Lewis Carol and have "intense, colorful imagery" [3] while her stage performance at a concert in Los Angeles was described as " confident and luminous on stage, but not quite commanding."[4]

A native of Cork, her song "Sailing By" appeared on the compilation A Woman's Heart 2.[5][6]

She has released two albums, Who Do You Think I Am in 1995, which scored several radio hits in Ireland, and No Mermaid in 1998, which has been rated 4/5 stars at Allmusic.[7] No Mermaid was released by Interscope Records after a bidding war between several major labels.[8] In 1998, she performed with Lilith Fair for 3 dates.[3][3][9]

The song "No Mermaid" was used in the movie Message in a Bottle. Lohan did a tour of Ireland with Joan Baez[3] who later recorded Lohan's songs "No Mermaid" and "Who Do You Think I Am".[10] The Canadian female vocal group Shaye recorded "No Mermaid" on their album The Bridge. The progressive bluegrass band Nickel Creek covered her song "Out Of The Woods" (also from the album No Mermaid) on their Nickel Creek album (2000). The song "What Can Never Be" was used in an episode of Dawson's Creek called "Northern Lights".

She gave birth to her second child in 2001.[11]

Discography[edit]

Albums
  • Who Do You Think I Am (Dara, 1995)
  • No Mermaid (Interscope, 1998)
Singles
  • Bee In The Bottle (1995)
  • If I Go (1995)
  • To Ramona (1996, IRE #9)
  • Whatever It Takes (1998, IRE #16)
  • No Mermaid (1998)
  • Whether Or Not (2000)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smyth, Gerry (2005). Noisy Island: A Short History of Irish Popular Music. Cork University Press. ISBN 9781859183878. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2006-11-20). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 9780195313734. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d Inc., Nielsen Business Media, (1998-06-06). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 18–. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  4. ^ NATALIE NICHOLS (October 31, 1998). "Lohan, 'No Mermaid' Mixes Pop With Irish Traditions". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1995-09-09. pp. 82–. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  6. ^ Mathieson, Kenny (2001). Celtic Music. Backbeat Books. pp. 15–. ISBN 9780879306236. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Demalon, Tom. Sinéad Lohan at AllMusic
  8. ^ Biography, Allmusic.com
  9. ^ Thompson, Dave (2000). Alternative Rock. Miller Freeman Books. pp. 126–. ISBN 9780879306076. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  10. ^ Tawa, Nicholas E. (2005-01-01). Supremely American: Popular Song in the 20th Century : Styles and Singers and what They Said about America. Scarecrow Press. pp. 166–. ISBN 9780810852952. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  11. ^ Sinead Lohan Web Pages

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