Music Therapy

Musical Instruments


Folk Music

Lizzy O'Connor



Sound Therapy




Cerys Matthews championed a track from the debut album ‘Best Intentions’ on her Sunday morning show last year, beautifully mixing a clutch of wintery words read by Rob Macfarlane over the instrumental section to boot.

(That home recorded album is now officially housed in The Sound Archives of The British Library... but that’s another story!)

Since all of that excitement Lizzy has been developing her own songs and style with a full band. Whilst there’s no escaping the Northern folk at the root of the music, there’s a clear and enjoyable disregard for genre, conform and indeed perfection in it.

The combination of a punk drummer, jazz guitarist and disco bassist wrap themselves beautifully and strangely round Lizzy’s voice and swirling synth. Like a breath of fresh air somewhere between prog, rock, folk and pop. People are surprised by the groove and inspired by the honesty (and theatrics) at live shows.


On the way to her second album Lizzy will release a small collection 'Songs about death' inspired by various experiences from working as a nurse to wild swimming with expert Vivienne Rickman-Poole.

The first of these ‘White bones’ is set for release at the end of May.

All proceeds from sale of the single will go towards ‘Death Cafe’ and ‘Dying Matters’ - organisations which aim to break the taboo of talking about death and encourage people to see it as a part of life : the good the bad and the ugly of it.


A collection of folk songs from the British Isles recorded in the spare room, played on BBC 6 Music and archived in The British Library!

Available to stream and also to buy - limited edition CDs with the lino cut artwork individually printed on the sleeve.


Single Release,
'White Lilies'

May 19th
Buy it on bandcamp and start a conversation about death.
Link to follow

Leigh Folk Festival,
Leigh On Sea

June 30th
I'll be playing with (half) my band at Fisherman's Chapel,
visit for more info.

The Trades Club,
Hebden Bridge

September 21st
Full band show.

  • mandolin  banjo keyboard percussion
  • Live Performance, talented artist
  • BBC Interview, Live Recording
  • London Musician