- 04 Apr 22
North Carolina native Rhiannon Giddens won for her album They're Calling Me Home, written with partner Francesco Turrisi. Photo: Twitter/@RhiannonGiddens.
Limerick-based musician and artist in residence at the Irish World Academy, Rhiannon Giddens, has won a Grammy award for Best Folk Album at last night's ceremony.
They're Calling Me Home was written with the American singer-songwriter's partner, Francesco Turrisi.
The University of Limerick has extended its congratulations to the banjo player and artist in residence at UL's World Academy, working with students of music and dance.
They're Calling Me Home, recorded with Turrisi and Ben Rawlings at Hellfire Studios in the Dublin Mountains, nabbed the Best Folk Album award in a highly competitive category. The pair beat out the likes of Sarah Jarosz, Madison Cunningham, Tyler Childers and Mary Chapin Carpenter. 2019's There Is No Other saw Giddens collaborate with Turrisi for the first time.
As such, the pair spent the majority of the Covid-19 pandemic on these shores – during which they recorded their latest, award-winning album - which was released on Nonesuch Records last April.
We are in Santa Fe with @NashvilleBallet and so excited to hear that our ode to love and loss, They’re Calling Me Home, recorded by ourselves and Ben Rawlings in Ireland, was given Best Folk Grammy. Much love to all my other fam there ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/b85TX44IyE
— Rhiannon Giddens (@RhiannonGiddens) April 3, 2022
"We are in Sante Fe, and are so excited to hear that our ode to love and loss, They’re Calling Me Home, recorded by ourselves and Ben Rawlings in Ireland, was given Best Folk Grammy. Much love to all my other fam there," Giddens tweeted last night, marking her second Grammy win. Her first was for Freedom Highway in 2017.
Rhiannon is currently New Mexico working with the Nashville Ballet company. She is a founding member of the country, blues and old-time music band Carolina Chocolate Drops, where she is the lead singer, fiddle player, and banjo player.
Revisit our review of They're Calling Me Home here.