Cork singer-songwriter announces her biggest Irish gig to date

Cork singer-songwriter announces her biggest Irish gig to date

There is no doubt that LYRA is on the rise.

Having just performed at the second stage at Electric Picnic, she has sold-out recent headline shows in London and Dublin and supported the likes of Jess Glynne, Dermot Kennedy and James Bay.

Now, LYRA has announced her biggest Irish headline yet, at The Academy Dublin on March 5, 2020.

The Mount Oval native earlier this month released her new single Mother, an ode to her Mum’s powerful words of encouragement to forget your insecurities and rise above the haters.

“The song is about growing up and wrestling with who I was - something I think we all go through at one point or another in this crazy thing called life!” explains LYRA.

Growing up I was teased about my appearance quite a bit and then, as I began to sing, also my voice. It definitely got me down - especially about the singing because I felt like I’d found my passion but was ashamed of doing it

Adding: “My mum always told me to rise above it all, accept myself as I was, to be proud of that and enjoy life.

"It’s not always easy - I still have insecurities and worry about all sorts of things - who doesn’t - but this song’s a reminder to pick your ass up, give it a big old shake to get the dust off and go hell for leather with anything and everything you want to do - and always remember to encourage others to do the exact same!”

The release of Mother follows on from recent singles ‘Falling’ and ‘Never Let Go’.

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