Aoife O’Donovan

The Black Box
Thursday January 28, 1.00pm and 8.00pm
Tickets £6.50/£7.00 (afternoon) and £10 (evening)

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In association with the Real Music Club

Aoife O’Donovan’s second album In the Magic Hour, produced by Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Neko Case) and released on Yep Roc Records is a 10 song album full of the singer’s honeyed vocals mixed with gauzy, frictionless sounds: splashing cymbals, airy harmonies, the leisurely baritone musings of an electric guitar.

Written in the wake of O’Donovan’s grandfather’s death, In the Magic Hour is her most introspective effort yet, an aching exploration of memory and mortality. For a decade, O’Donovan wielded her instrument with tensile strength as the captivating lead singer of the Boston-based progressive string band Crooked Still.

She was a featured vocalist on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, the Grammy‐winning album by Yo‐Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile, has made regular appearances on A Prairie Home Companion and collaborated with some of the most eminent names in music across a wide variety of genres from Alison Krauss to Dave Douglas.

In 2013 O’Donovan released her debut solo album, Fossils, a moody collection of original songs with a country lilt. The album garnered praise from The New York Times and Rolling Stone, while The Guardian deemed O’Donovan the ‘next Americana celebrity.’

Most recently O’Donovan has lent her voice to the folk trio I’m With Her with singers Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek) and Sarah Jarosz.

‘A must-listen blend of bluegrass, folk and back-porch Americana – this season’s must hear albums’ – ROLLING STONE

‘A vocalist of unerring instinct’ –  THE NEW YORK TIMES

Afternoon Doors 12.45pm | Unreserved Seating

Evening Doors 7.45pm | Unreserved Seating