- 18 Mar 21
O'Donovan is set to perform at Dublin's Liberty Hall Theatre on Saturday, January 29th, 2022.
Exceptional folk musician Aoife O’Donovan has announced a Dublin show for 2022 following the release of her brand new single, Transatlantic'.
Scheduled to put on a live show for fans at The Liberty Hall Theatre next January, tickets for the eagerly-awaited gig are now available from just €20.
The Irish-American singer is best known as the lead vocalist for the string band Crooked Still and co-founder of the Grammy Award-winning female folk outfit I’m with Her. In 2019, the trio won a Grammy Award for Best American Roots Song for their song 'Call My Name'. The Massachusetts-raised artist kicked off her career as the lead singer for the folk group The Wayfaring Strangers.
In November 2012, Aoife signed a deal with Yep Roc Records. 'Red & White & Blue & Gold' was released in 2013 ahead of her full-length debut album, Fossils. Brooklyn-based Aoife released her solo string quartet EP, Bullfrog's Croon (and Other Songs), last year.
O'Donovan has performed, recorded and collaborated with some of the industry's most acclaimed musicians, including; Ollabelle, Karan Casey and Seamus Egan, Jerry Douglas, Jim Lauderdale, Darol Anger, Sarah Jarosz, Sara Watkins, Christina Courtin, Chris Thile (Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers), Noam Pikelny, Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan, Greensky Bluegrass and Yo-Yo Ma.
The video for 'Transatlantic' was commissioned by the Irish Arts Centre for Grásta, and was shared with audiences yesterday.
“I started writing ‘Transatlantic’ many years ago—after one of my frequent trips across the pond," Aoife says about the new record.
"The lyric started as a classic love song, but when I dusted it off to complete it for this project with Irish Arts Centre, it became something different. I felt strangely moved by the nostalgia and longing for camaraderie, innocently described by my pre-pandemic self. As I finished the tune in January of this year—feeling certain of nothing but the uncertainty of these times — I immediately began to hear the voice of Kris Drever, a friend based in Glasgow.
"Kris enlisted his trio mates Euan Burton and Louis Abbott to be the rhythm section, and layered the recording with the inimitable strings of Jeremy Kittel," Aoife adds.
"The refrain references the old classic Loch Lomond, a ‘song from another time.’ Raise a glass. We will be together again.”
Listen to 'Transatlantic' below: