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Tiny Desk Live performance : NPR

Tiny Desk Live performance : NPR


Drones abound, and a pensive environment crammed the workplace when Lisa O’Neill and her bandmates started considered one of my favourite songs of 2023, “Outdated Notice.” The deep, harmonic drones comprise a bowed hammer dulcimer, a shruti field, a harmonium and a bowed upright bass. Then the Irish singer’s plaintive voice tells a story she describes as “orality” and “how we communicated earlier than we began writing stuff down. It is a track additionally about listening to the music in nature.

There are various methods to conjure pleasure with music. Some intention for social gathering music, with uplifting beats that get your physique transferring, however Lisa O’Neill walks a unique path. For her pleasure is about connecting with the vegetation, the animals, and our environment and feeling grateful for the world round us.

The songs carried out right here come from her 2023 album All of This Is Probability. The music is stark and cerebral, the voice singular and private with few thrives, and I discover it fascinating. With all the load of tales and track, there are moments of cheer, particularly on the one non-album monitor, “When Money Was King.” Right here, we’re speaking robots and King Charles and a nod to the cusp of change we witness every day.


  • “Outdated Notice”  
  • “Silver Seed” 
  • “When Money Was King”
  • “Goodnight World”   


  • Lisa O’Neill: vocals, banjo, guitar, harmonium, shruti field
  • Joe Doyle: double bass 
  • Brian Leach: hammer dulcimer 
  • Mic Geraghty: shruti field, harmonium  


  • Producer: Bob Boilen 
  • Director/Editor: Maia Stern
  • Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin
  • Collection Producer: Bobby Carter 
  • Videographers: Maia Stern, Joshua Bryant, Sofia Seidel
  • Audio Assistant: Josephine Nyounai 
  • Manufacturing Assistant: Ashley Pointer
  • Photographer: Catie Uninteresting
  • Tiny Desk Group: Suraya Mohamed, Kara Body, Hazel Cills
  • VP, Visuals and Music: Keith Jenkins
  • Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann



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