Despite the Covid 10 Pandemic, The Works Presents with John Kelly returns with a new five-part series in which John meets key Irish figures from the arts and finds how they are experiencing the new reality we all now share - watch the first episode here, via RTÉ Player.

In conversations with John, these key creative forces, share insights into how and why they work in their chosen fields. John explores what inspires them and how it drives them. In the first show of the new series, he talks to singer-songwriter Lisa O'Neill. 

Earlier this year, Lisa signed to the legendary London indie label Rough Trade. It’s a mark of how she’s viewed as an artist – unique, authentic and fiercely independent.

Watch: Lisa O'Neill sings Violet Gibson for The Works Presents

Born in Cavan she moved to Dublin at eighteen and, slowly but surely, began singing her songs at various sessions. People started to take notice, and when David Gray invited her to tour with him in the US, she began to take more notice herself.

Lisa now has four albums to her name - the most recent being the 2018 release Heard A Long Gone Song. She also appeared in this year's Abbey Theatre celebration of Kavanagh’s The Great Hunger.

The Works Presents, RTÉ One, Thursdays at 11.20 pm from November 19th - watch The Works Presents collection now via RTÉ Player.