Whelan’s Dublin 3pm/8pm ¤26.50/¤21.50/¤13 (sold out) whelanslive.com
It doesn’t happen very often that such a successful and acclaimed songwriter as Lisa Hannigan breaks away from the standard album/tour/album treadmill to perform in venues the size of Whelan’s. Today, Hannigan puts in the overtime, as she has two shows – an allages 3pm one, and a later one from 8pm. Both shows are sold out, which is no surprise for a singer whose latest album, At Swim, gradually creep up on you, its songs unfurling its often sombre tales slowly but compellingly. Seeing her deliver those songs, as well as selections from her previous two albums, Sea Sew (2008) and Passenger (2011), will be a treat rarely experienced.