Behind the mask: Susan O’Neill interviewed

The Irish singer/songwriter, currently touring the US to promote her acclaimed new album with Mick Flannery, sees performing live as 'a wonderful way of trying on different pieces of your soul’

26th September, 2021
Behind the mask: Susan O’Neill interviewed
Susan O’Neill: ‘There are a lot of things we think we’re not supposed to say now.’ Picture: Mrs Redhead Photography

It’s official: live music is back. Sure, there are notable changes: the masked, distanced audiences seem a little unsure about the new rules and it’s the hand sanitising stations rather than a bustling bar that create the scent of alcohol. All uncertainty, however, seems to melt away when the hush descends – the first few notes ring out and we remember just what we’ve been missing over the past 18 months....

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