As part of an advertisement campaign for Oxfam's Make Trade Fair, Hannigan was drenched in melted chocolate and she participated in the Irish musical collective The Cake Sale with lead vocal on the track Some Surprise, which was played on the US television series Grey's Anatomy.
Hannigan recorded her second album, Passenger, at Bryn Derwen Studios in North Wales with producer Joe Henry and engineer Ryan Freeland.
Lisa toured Ireland extensively in the lead up to the album release.
"Prayer For The Dying" appeared on digital streaming services in June 2016.
Since beginning her solo career in 2007 she has released three albums: Sea Sew (2008), Passenger (2011), and At Swim (2016).
A source close to the band said: "Gary is smitten with Lisa. They've known each other for ages but things only became serious recently.He said: "I've met someone who is a fantastic woman and it works because it's not a relationship. But that's where the songs come from." He also revealed how most of the songs on the band's hit albums Final Straw and Eyes Open were about his ex-girlfriend."I haven't allowed myself the chance to screw it up yet. Despite being a rock god, Lightbody revealed he has only ever dated five women.Lisa, who is from Dunshaughlin, Co Meath, stopped playing with Irish singer Damien Rice recently after an abrupt message on Damien's website.
No explanation was given for the sudden split but it appears that Lisa gave up working with Damien to go on tour with Snow Patrol.
Byline: By STEPHEN MAGUIRE & SEAMUS ROSS SNOW Patrol singer Gary Lightbody has had his heart melted by fellow singer Lisa Hannigan.