Aoife Scott is an award winning folk singer and songwriter based in Dublin, Ireland.
Born into the legendary Black family – Aoife is steadily rising to the top of the traditional and folk music scene. Fragile and ethereal one minute and strong and vibrant the next, Aoife has a dynamic and profound voice, which explores the emotional depths of her lyrics, leaving the audience entranced. Her music has a broad creative scope but is largely influenced by her own roots in folk and traditional Irish music.
Her recent accolades in 2018, have seen her named Best Folk Act at the Irish Post Music Awards (IRE), as well as Emerging Artist of the Year at the Live Ireland Awards (US).
In January of this year, Aoife appeared on BBC2, performing live from Celtic Connections in Scotland, among many other TV and Media appearances. She currently appears every Sunday night in Ireland on national TV channel TG4 on the show “Realta & Gaolta” and presented live music performance show “The Windmill Lane Sessions”.
Aoife is a true veteran of the Irish & Folk Festival circuit, having performed & headlined at dozens of festivals across the continents, including The National Folk Festival & Port Fairy Folk Festival – Australia, Mood Indigo Cultural Festival – India, Milwaukee Irish Fest- USA, Festival Interceltique de Lorient – France, London Feis – UK, and Temple Bar Trad Fest, Ireland to name only a few.
Some past successes has seen Aoife and her cousins, Róisín O & Danny O Reilly from The Coronas, released their single “Grace” which hit straight into the number 1 slot on iTunes in Ireland. Aoife’s single “All Along the Wild Atlantic Way” also hit #1 slot, knocking Ed Sheeran off the top spot and was also named “Song of the Year” at the Irish Folk Music Awards in 2017.
Following the success of her debut album, “Carry the Day”, wherein the Irish Times quoted it as “richly layered impressive debut album”, Aoife is currently writing her follow up – a second full-length album.
as someone who grew up playing traditional music, he plays Irish dance tunes in the style of a box player, and he plays them with a flare and level of mastery you’d expect from someone as talented and dedicated to the music as he is. However, from a young age, driven by an innate musical curiosity and rapidly acquired fluency, Munnelly began pushing his chosen instrument further than most to discover what more it could do, what more it could help him to say. So, more accurately, Munnelly plays the accordion in its fullest international sense. He has absorbed how the instrument is played in many different cultures by many different players, and he has developed his very own way of handling all those influences in his playing, particularly in his almost baroque bass note self-accompaniment.
RECENT PERFORMANCES INCLUDE :
NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL (AUS)
PORT FAIRY FOLK FESTIVAL (AUS)
APPALOOSA ROOTS FEST (USA)
CELTIC CONNECTIONS (SCOT)
TEMPLE BAR TRAD FEST (IRE)
MILWAUKEE IRISH FESTIVAL (USA)
IRISH FAIR MINNESOTA (USA)
MICHIGAN IRISH FESTIVAL (USA)
NATIONAL FOLK ALLIANCE (USA)
MOOD INDIGO FESTIVAL (INDIA)
IRISH FOLK FESTIVAL (GERMANY)
LONDON FEIS (VINCE POWER) (UK)
THE GATHERING KILARNEY (IRE)
BALLYSHANNON FOLK FESTIVAL (IRE)
LIET INTERNATIONAL SONG FESTIVAL (IT)
NATIONAL CELTIC FESTIVAL (AUS)
“Scott may only just have released her critically acclaimed first album, but her voice has a maturity that is reminiscent of both the English singer (Kate Rusby) and Scotland’s own beloved Eddi Reader” — – Ticketmaster.co.uk
“Folk singer-songwriter Aoife Scott has an indefinable quality to her luscious voice that simply compels you to listen … and once you listen to one song the rapture is complete, you’re hooked.” – – Folk Words
“An important installment in the legacy of traditional Irish music” – – Irish Echo
“This Irish singer stands out for her beautiful crystal clear warm vocals. Stylistically she successfully bridges Irish trad, contemporary singer songwriter and Pop. “ – – Folk World
“Aoife Scott on lead vocals has a hauntingly beautiful voice” – – GlasgowWestEnd.co.Uk
“We love Aoife and her new album, Carry the Day. The album and Aoife both deserve major attention. This woman can sing!” – – LiveIreland.com
‘A fiery passionate young talent springing from a fine musical family. ” – – Hot Press
“Aoife is a terrific singer who has given us a gem of an album. The songs are wonderful and so is she. ” – – Chicago Irish American News
“Aoife’s phenomenal. I was really impressed with her vocals and her writing” – – Maura O’Connell