Aoife Scott in concert

Category - Music
Date - 20/09/2020 8:00 pm

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Aoife Scott - Photography by Ruth Medjber @ruthlessimagery

Aoife Scott – Photography by Ruth Medjber @ruthlessimagery

Aoife Scott still has big plans for 2020 and no pandemic is going to get in her way!

Her much anticipated second album HomeBird was released to rapturous acclaim at Temple Bar TradFest in January. Produced by 12 time Grammy Award winner, banjo and guitar virtuoso Ron Block (Alison Krauss, Oh Brother Where Art Thou) and recorded in Nashville and Dublin, HomeBird is an features impressive collaborations with some of the best of Irish folk musicians and Grammy award winning Bluegrass musicians Sierra Hull, Stuart Duncan and Ron Block himself.

There’s no second album syndrome here with Home Bird earning rave reviews, building on a reputation established with her 2016 debut Carry The Day and marking Aoife Scott as one of Ireland’s premier folk talents.

Recent Accolades include being named Best hpw Folk Act at the Irish Post Music Award (beating stiff competition in the category with the legendary Christy Moore and Dublin folk band Lankum) while her 2019 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.

Music fans will also recall her 2017 single All Along The Wild Atlantic Way which knocked no less than Ed Sheeran off the top of the charts and was named Song Of The Year at the Irish Folk Music Awards while also wowed audiences with her performance of Grace – along with cousins Roisin O and Danny O Reilly (The Coronas) – broadcast from Kilmainham Gaol as part RTE’s 1916 Centenary celebrations.

She’s joined on stage for this Balor gig by Dublin guitarist Andy Meaney and Gweedore’s Cathal O Currain on fiddle and bouzouki.

A fiery passionate young talent springing from a fine musical family— HotPress