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Event Archive - Aoife O'Donovan

Thu. December 5th 2013 @  St. James Community Hall (All Ages)
8pm doors at 8pm
$20 ($16 members)
Tickets at:, Highlife Records, Rufus Guitar Shop
Presented by: The Rogue Folk Club
“Fossils signs the arrival of a serious talent” Album of the Week – Sunday Times
“Shimmering folk-rock beauty” **** – Uncut

Hailed in the US as “a vocalist of unerring instinct” by the NY Times, “transcendent” by the Boston Globe, and “the newest darling of the Americana set” by USA Today, the news follows the UK release of O’Donovan’s debut solo album Fossils through Yep Roc to critical acclaim in August and high-praise for her performance at this year’s Transatlantic Sessions.

Most of O’Donovan’s songs are character driven, and many of them resemble portions of the folk traditions in which she was raised. Album opener “Lay My Burden Down” may already be familiar to music fans via Alison Krauss’ interpretation of the track on her 2011 album Paper Airplane, whilst “Briar Rose” is based on an Anne Sexton poem, a recontextualized fairytale. Throughout, O’Donovan and Martine have been careful to place her songs in a variety of musical settings that show the forceful power and resolute grace drawn from the deep well of emotion in Aoife’s voice.


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