Lizzie supported Alasdair Roberts on his third visit to the Goose in May 2011, and Frankie Armstrong in June 2012. She returned to the Goose to headline at our club night in April 2013.
With the release of her debut album Company of Ghosts in Spring 2010, Lizzie’s reputation as a captivating new voice in British folk has continued to grow.
BBC Radio 2’s Mike Harding named the album in his top ten releases of the year, and it was nominated for Best Debut in the 2010 Spiral Earth awards.
Lizzie has played at folk festivals and venues across the UK, and ended the year with a performance at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall’s Irish Sea Sessions, alongside a fourteen piece all star band including Niamh Parsons and Damien Dempsey.
She is also an award winning playwright, with her most recent stage play “Intemperance,” receiving a 5 star review in the Guardian. Her play with songs, “The Singer”, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 08 and she co-composed the soundtrack to her short film, “Monkey Love”, broadcast on Channel 4 in September 2009.
“I was stunned by this album the first time I heard it and have gone back to it over and again. There’s something riding under all the songs that, as in all great music, makes for more than the sum of its parts. Lizzie Nunnery is better known as a playwright but her songwriting and singing, wherever they have come from, seem to me to move in epic and mythic worlds that are as memorable as any great play.” Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2 on “Company of Ghosts”
“An outstanding debut.” Steve Bennett, Acoustic Magazine on “Company of Ghosts”
“The listener’s mesmerised by the quality of rather vulnerable enchantment in her fragile tremelo, which is complimented by the delicate, often weirdly toyshop nature of the accompaniment…” David Kidman, fRoots magazine.