Following her successful summer touring the U.S, Aoife Scott returns home to launch the brand new single from her new album “Homebird”. Produced by 12 time Grammy Award winner, banjo and guitar virtuoso Ron Block (Alison Krauss & Union Station, “Oh Brother Where art thou”), her second album release is much anticipated in the world of folk and roots music. Recorded in Nashville and Dublin, “Homebird” is an impressive collaboration featuring the cream of Irish folk musicians (including the Black Family on backing vocals) and award winning bluegrass musicians (Sierra Hull, Stuart Duncan & Ron Block).
It is in many ways a turnaround in her musical legacy. Born into the legendary Black Family, Aoife is steadily rising to the top of the traditional and folk music scene, and has long enjoyed success as an established artist in her own right. Fragile and ethereal one minute and strong and vibrant the next, her dynamic and profound vocals explore the emotional depths of her lyrics, leaving the audience entranced. Aoife has a unique sound; her music has a broad creative scope but is largely influenced by her own roots in folk and traditional Irish music. Recent accolades include being named Best Folk Act at the Irish Post Music Awards (IRE), beating stiff competition in the category with the legendary Christy Moore.
“A fiery passionate young talent springing from a fine musical family.” - Hot Press
“An important instalment in the legacy of traditional Irish music” - Irish Echo
She also claimed the award of Emerging Artist of the Year at the Live Ireland Awards (US) in June 2018. In 2019, her most recent song “The December Letter” won Single of the Year at the ALSR Celtic Music Awards (US) and was the most played Christmas song on RTE Radio 1 for December 2018.
Her career successes have seen Aoife and her cousins, Róisín O & Danny O’Reilly from The Coronas, release their single “Grace” which hit straight into the number 1 slot on iTunes in Ireland. This performance gained half a million views on YouTube with their performance from Kilmainham Gaol as part of Centenary on RTE 1.
Aoife’s single “All Along the Wild Atlantic Way” also hit the number 1 slot, knocking Ed Sheeran off the top spot and was named “Song of the Year” at the Irish Folk Music Awards in 2017.
Aoife releases her first single from the upcoming album this October with an Irish Tour, and full album release of her album “Homebird” is due in January 2020.
“Scott may only just have released her critically acclaimed first album, but her voice has a maturity that is reminiscent of both the English singer, Kate Rusby and Scotland’s own beloved Eddi Reader” – Ticketmaster.co.uk
“This Irish singer stands out for her beautiful crystal clear warm vocals. Stylistically she successfully bridges Irish trad, contemporary singer songwriter and Pop.” - Folk World
“Folk singer-songwriter Aoife Scott has an indefinable quality to her luscious voice that simply compels you to listen ... and once you listen to one song the rapture is complete, you’re hooked.” - Folk Word
“Aoife Scott on lead vocals has a hauntingly beautiful voice” - GlasgowWestEnd.co.uk
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