Band leader and singer songwriter, Lorraine grew up in Donegal and began singing at many Irish Feis at four years of age. In 2004 she moved to Japan, employed by the Japanese Government to teach about Irish culture. While living in Japan for two years she began songwriting and formed her first band.
Moving to the UK in 2006, Lorraine continued songwriting and with a degree and masters in environmental management became a project manager on many community projects and campaigns for sustainable development. Following a stint working on an organic farm, Lorraine decided her celtic roots were calling and moved to Scotland. Continuing her environmental research and songwriting, Lorraine formed her band the Borderlands in 2012 releasing their debut album.
The end of 2013 was decision time for Lorraine, sitting on the fence between a PhD and a music career. Lorraine decided to follow her heart and finished her PhD as a masters. For Lorraine her songs and The Borderlanders are much more than just a band but rather a comment on the world today and a way of life.
Starting 2014 with as an Artist Residency with ‘La Banda di Piazza Caricamento’ in Genoa Italy songwriting and singing, Lorraine also plans to tour and release her second album with The Borderlands. Lorraine’s current influences include Lhasa de Sela, Devotchka and Natalie Merchant.