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Aoife O’Donovan

+ Donovan Woods

a photo of Aoife O'Donovan wearing a sequin top in a park with a guitar

One of modern Americana’s brightest talents, Irish-American vocalist and songwriter Aoife O’Donovan performs selections from her new album Age of Apathy for this intimate new performance.

Ethereal yet powerful, it sounds as if Aoife is singing directly to you – her music draws you in. Tonight, she plays from her critically-acclaimed latest record alongside her band.

The work was produced by Joe Henry (who production work includes Bonnie Raitt, Allen Toussaint and Rhiannon Giddens). Grammy-Award winning songwriter, O’Donovan is an accomplished solo artist and has released three studio albums: Age of Apathy (2021), In The Magic Hour (2016) and the country-tinged Fossils (2013). She is also in-demand as a collaborator, and has worked with artists such as Alison Krauss, jazz trumpeter Dave Douglas, as well as fronting the Bluegrass string band Crooked Still and her Americana band I’m With Her, alongside fellow singer-songwriters Sara Watkins and Sarah Jarosz.

Support comes from Canadian singer-songwriter Donovan Woods.

This concert will start at the advertised start time and running times will be confirmed closer to the event

This concert is subject to Government Guidance relating to Covid-19.

Produced by the Barbican


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‘A vocalist of unerring instinct‘
New York Times

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