It’s out!!!!!!! My new CD, “The Habit of a Foreign Sky”, is finally done and will be launched January 24th at the Green Note in London – doors open at 7 p.m.! Any of you who can, please join me there and, for those who can’t, check www.cdbaby.com where anyone from anywhere in the world can get a copy! After my tour “The Habit of a Foreign Sky” will also be available on iTunes and other online stores.
Many thanks to the amazing musicians – Timo Alakotila, Ilkka Heinonen, Kukka Lehto and Vesa Norilo – who performed with me on the album as well as to a fantastic and very patient art team – Georgi that’s you! Kiitos to the Sibelius Academy and, of course, a very special thanks to Andy Bell and to Nim who used their talents to engineer, mix and master the CD, rushing to meet the deadline! I know everyone who gets a copy will see and hear what extraordinary support I received from everyone involved.
Check my tour dates and please come out and listen! You can hear music from “The Habit of a Foreign Sky” and about my absolutely incredible time travelling this past autumn in Russia, Finland, Lithuania and the U.S.A.! It’s been “Life on Wheels” and you’ll understand that when you hear my album! 😉
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Huge thanks to everyone who came to hear me in the U.K.! I had a great tour and I’m happy to say that, halfway through it, I completely sold out of CDs! Copies of “The Habit of a Foreign Sky” had to be shipped over for the remaining concerts but, for anyone who didn’t get one, it’s now available digitally on iTunes and other online stores!
To buy a physical copy, visit http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/lilyneill2 and to buy the album digitally, visit iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-habit-of-a-foreign-sky/id420793541 or find the album on Napster, Rhapsody, etc.
I’ve had a lot of interest in the album cover, which was done by the one and only Georgina Smigen-Rothkopf! You can see more about her work at her new web-site www.cinnamoncatdesigns.com – she’s a renaissance lady so you’ll see all kinds of her work and I am beyond thrilled that she worked with me on “The Habit of a Foreign Sky”! She has also made a lot of my concert jewellery so you’ll be able to see that on her site too!
Next up are gigs in… Finland and Russia… and the Irish CD release concert, which will be in Dublin City at the Unitarian Church near St. Stephen’s Green on March 31st. It’s being sponsored by Poetry Ireland and I’ll perform alongside renowned poet Philip McDonagh, who is also celebrating the release of his new book, “The Song the Oriole Sang”. It’ll be a very exciting night!
More info’s coming soon – stay tuned (ya, no pun intended!!!)!