Lorriane Jordan – Biography (Courtesy of the Artist’s site, 2007)
Born in Wales to Irish parents, Lorraine was influenced from a young age by Irish traditional music. Her father in his day was an All-Ireland flute champion and her uncle Frank Jordan is a renowned flute player in Co. Roscommon... her grandmother played concertina and her grandfather was a fine singer. This, along with her contemporary influences is reflected in her powerful and melodic songs. They have been covered by many artists including Scotland's Archie Fisher and John Wright. She has released 3 CDs to much critical acclaim, has toured Europe extensively and has a growing audience in the USA and Australia. Her fourth CD is to be released in early 2007.
Previous musicians who have toured with Lorraine have included Niall O'Callanain (Deisal), Steafan Hannigan (Sin E), John Whelan (Mary Coughlan Band), Tony McManus, Neal Davey (Anam), Pete Garnet (Moishe's Bagel).
Lorraine has played alongside great performers, including Capercaille, The Waterboys, Richard Thompson Loudon Wainright III, Dick Gaughan, Horse, Alan Stivel,...
She has toured extensively in Germany, Italy, Austria, Holland, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Ireland and Scotland, and has a growing audience in Australia and the USA following her recent tours there. Lorraine has played at a host of festivals including Folkest (Italy); Festinal (Italy); The National Festival (Australia), Jacob's Ladder Folk Festival (Israel); Hallein (Austria); Gutenbrunn (Austria); Festival Celtique (Chambery/France); Sidmouth International Folk Festival (England); Jersey Folk Festival (UK); Pontardawe Folk Festival (Wales); Edinburgh International Fringe Festival (Scotland); The Shetland Festival; Stonehaven Folk Festival; The Hebridean Festival; and many other festivals.
The last few years have seen Lorraine touring also with Planet Woman – a cultural collaboration which she started in 2003 with founder member Ora Barlow. Planet Woman brings together five female musicians from both sides of the globe, sharing Celtic and Maori traditions in the unique and very special performance entitled “From Celtic Roots to Oceanic Soul”.
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