ICMP are very proud to announce that two members of our faculty have won the UK’s Future Music Songwriting Champion 2016 with their co-written song ‘Painted By You’. 

Mayo born harpist, banjo player and singer-songwriter Lisa Canny has also recently performed on popular Irish chat show The Late Late Show. BA Songwriting Programme Leader Jonathan Whiskerd is an experienced recording artist, writer and producer. He has collaborated with writer-producers Joshua Blair (Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars), Sophie Daniels (Joelle Moses, Westlife), Paul Stanborough (Guy Chambers, Cathy Dennis), Bruce Hughes (Jason Mraz), Will Hicks (Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Lily Allen) and Igor Haefeli (Daughter) in studios across the UK and the US.

About Lisa Canny

Hailing from Co. Mayo on the West Coast of Ireland, Lisa grew up “obsessed” with traditional Irish music.  Fast forward to today and Lisa currently holds 7 All-Ireland titles on harp and banjo, and has a first class Masters in Ethnomusicology, and has toured the U.S., Canada, Russia, France, Germany, Italy, UK and Ireland extensively as lead singer with groups Celtic Crossroads and The Young Irelanders, playing to live crowds of over 50k and on PBS Specials to millions.

Lisa signed a publishing deal with AbFab Artists (Nashville/London) and has since been working towards her debut record release with songwriters/producers in London and the U.S.  Her debut single “Lifeline” was released June 2015 and went in at number 9 in the charts. 

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