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Aoife O'Donovan, Julian Lage and more

  • Date: March 22, 2017
  • Venue:
    Address:
    70 Sanford St.
    Fairfield, CT 06824

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Artists scheduled to appear on 3/22/2017 at Fairfield Theatre StageOne:
  • Aoife O'Donovan
  • Julian Lage
  • Chris Eldridge

Upcoming Events for Aoife O'Donovan

When USA Today predicted that Aoife O'Donovan would soon become "the newest darling of the Americana set", it had already been true for quite some time. Aoife is renowned for her ability to breath magic into anything she sings.

Aoife (pronounced EEF-ah) grew up in a musical family, immersed in folk music. She went on to study contemporary improvisation at the New England Conservatory of Music in her hometown of Boston. Since her first professional engagement singing lead for the folk group The Wayfaring Strangers, she has maintained a wide variety of side projects and collaborations. Most recently, she has performed and recorded with Ollabelle, Sometymes Why, Karen Casey and Seamus Egan, Jerry Douglas, Jim Lauderdale, Sarah Jarosz, Sara Watkins, Christina Courtin and Chris Thile (Punch Brothers).

For the past 10 years, Aoife has been fronting the alt-bluegrass/string band Crooked Still, which she formed when she was 18. Despite her young age, Aoife has toured in ten different countries, performed with the Boston Pops and the Utah Symphony Orchestra and has appeared on countless radio and television programs.

Her natural talent for songwriting recently came to the attention of Alison Krauss, who recorded Aoife's song Lay My Burden Down, which is included on Alison's new album Paper Airplane (2011 Rounder Records) and can also be heard in the film Get Low (2010 Sony Pictures). Aoife has also had her music placed in True Blood on HBO and Private Practice on ABC.

In June 2010, Aoife released her first solo recording in the form of a limited edition 7" vinyl. Featuring two original tracks, it garnered rave reviews from audiophiles worldwide. Aoife is currently on tour with Crooked Still, with plans to record a full length solo album this fall, due for release in 2012.

Aoife will be performing shows with her band Robin MacMillon on drums, Jacob Silver on bass and Ryan Scott on guitar. She will be in California in August and in September, she will do a residency at Rockwood Music Hall in New York. Look for dates and locations at www.aoifeodonovan.com

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