Emotion and allure are at the heart of Leah Flanagan’s songwriting. The Sydney-based singer/songwriter uses space in an enchanting way – the listener has the sense they can settle amongst the lyrics and become part of the music.

For a decade Leah Flanagan has filled the Australian music scene with her sophisticated contemporary folk, alternative soulful sound. A childhood spent in the laid-back tropical climes of Darwin in the Northern Territory, Leah brings a refreshing and unique authenticity to her work. And that genuineness has delivered results. Her incredible journey as an artist is woven with star-studded collaborations with the likes of Sinead O’Connor, Meshell Ndegeocello and poet Sam Wagan-Watson; touring productions 1967: Music in the Key of Yes, Shane Howard’s EXILE alongside Irish musicians Declan O’Rourke, Pauline Scanlon and John Spillane: Mission Songs and the Black Arm Band; Adelaide Festival’s 2011 production of Leonard Bernstein’s MASS, performing in Clinton Walker’s Buried Country Roadshow; duetting with Paul Kelly and Ursula Yovich and recently recording a duet of Archie Roach’s “I’ve Lied” with Marlon Williams.

Creative partner of Bleach* Festival since 2011