Monday, December 27, 2010
Singer Aoife O'Donovan will perform on Friday, January 7, at 7:30 PM, along with her acoustic trio- Jake Silver on bass, Ryan Scott on guitar and Robin McMillan on percussion. Aoife has been called the "voice of the new tradition" by Performer Magazine. Merging American, Irish, klezmer and jazz styles, Aoife's ethereal voice brings mature expression to traditional songs.
Aoife grew up in Newton, MA where she was surrounded by music from an early age. She spent all of her summers in Ireland immersed in the folk music tradition and studying Irish dance. In high school, Aoife became interested in the American folk tradition through artists such as Joan Baez and Bob Dylan, and began playing guitar and singing traditional songs. In 2003, Aoife graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music.
Aoife's main musical endeavor is her work with the alternative bluegrass band Crooked Still. In addition, Aoife has been member of the jazz-bluegrass super-group the Wayfaring Strangers and Sometymes Why, a Jenkins House Concert favorite. Aoife has also performed with Seamus Egan, Darol Anger, the Boston Pops and the Utah Symphony.
"Please go and see Aoife o Donovan, not only is she in possession of a rare and beautiful thing--her voice, but it is all underlined by her intelligent choice of song and her subtle and soulful singing style. Believe me you will be hooked." - Karan Casey
If you are in the NYC area, please email Sandilion49@gmail.com for more information.