Aoife will be performing shows in support of her debut solo album “Fossils”, due out June 11 on Yep Roc Records (pre-order here). The tour kicks off June 6 in Northampton at The Iron Horse, and is set to include stops in Boston at The Sinclair on June 8, at New York’s Mercury Lounge on June 11, and Bonnaroo on June 16. See the full tour schedule below or click here.
Aoife will also be making appearances this month at Wolf Trap with Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, Delfest, Grand Ole Opry, Music City Roots and June 1 will find Aoife sharing the stage with Brandi Carlile, Colin Hay, Delta Rae, Iris DeMent and others at Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival.
May 24 – Vienna, VA at Filene Center at Wolf Trap*
May 25 – Vienna, VA at Filene Center at Wolf Trap*
May 26 – Cumberland, MD at Delfest
May 28 – Nashville, TN at Grand Ole Opry House
May 29 – Nashville, TN at The Loveless Cafe Barn (Music City Roots)
June 1 – Elmer, NJ at Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival
June 6 – Northampton, MA at Iron Horse Music Hall
June 7 – Fall River, MA at Narrows Center for the Arts
June 8 - Boston, MA at The Sinclair
June 9 - Portland, ME at One Longfellow Square
June 11 – New York, NY at Mercury Lounge
June 12 – Hudson, NY at Club Helsinki
June 16 – Manchester, TN at Bonnaroo Music Festival (That Tent and Sonic Stage)
June 18 – Pittsburgh, PA at Rex Theatre
June 19 – Rochester, NY at Abilene Bar & Lounge
June 20 – Syracuse, NY at The Westcott Theater
June 21 – Ottawa, Ontario at Ottawa Jazz Festival
June 29 – Kennett Square, PA at Longwood Gardens
July 3 - Berkeley, CA at Freight & Salvage
July 4 & 5 – Quincy, CA at High Sierra Music Festival
July 6 – Crested Butte, CO at Crested Butte Music Festival (Bluegrass in Paradise)
July 8 – Spokane, WA at INB Performing Arts Center%
July 9 – Boise, ID at Botanical Garden%
July 10 – Portland, OR at McMenamins Edgefield%
July 11 – Sacramento, CA at Community Center Theater%
July 12 – Saratoga, CA at Mountain Winery%
July 13 – Saratoga, CA at Mountain Winery%
July 14 – Paso Robles, CA at Vina Robles Amphitheatre%
July 15 – San Diego, CA at Humphrey’s Concerts By The Sea%
July 17 – Salt Lake City, UT at Red Butte Gardens%
July 18 – Morrison, CO at Red Rocks Amphitheatre%
July 19 - Kansas City, MO at Starlight Theatre%
July 20 – Louisville, KY at Iroquoi Amphitheater%
July 21 – Cincinnati, OH at PNC Pavillion at Riverbend%
July 23 - Brevard, NC at Brevard Music Center%
July 24 – Richmond, VA at Maymont Park%
July 25 – Danbury, CT at Ives Concert Park%
July 26 – Cohasset, MA at South Shore Music Circus
August 15 – Lenox, MA at Tanglewood^
August 16 – Bethel, NY at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts^
August 18 – Highland Park, IL at Ravinia Pavilion^
August 20 – Cincinnati, OH at PNC Pavilion at Riverbend^
August 21 – Rochester Hills, MI at Meadow Brook Music Festival^
August 23 – Rohnert Park, CA at Green Music Center at Sonoma State University^
August 25 – Los Angeles, CA at Hollywood Bowl^
August 31 – Pagosa Springs, CO at Four Corners Folk Festival
*A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor
% A Prairie Home Companion Radio Romance Tour
^ The Goat Rodeo Sessions
Aoife’s debut solo album Fossils is now available for pre-order on CD and LP at the Yep Roc Store. Fossils features 10 original songs by O’Donovan and contributions from friends and frequent collaborators like Sam Amidon and Dave Douglas. Exclusive pre-order bundles featuring a T-shirt, aluminum water bottle and tote bag are also available, and fans can get 15% off when they pair merch with the CD or LP.
The album was recorded in Portland, OR, and Aoife’s adopted home of New York City. Album opener “Lay My Burden Down” may already be familiar to music fans via Alison Krauss’ interpretation of the track on her 2011 album Paper Airplane, but the swirling arrangements and glistening harmonies on Fossils hold many surprises. The intimate “Thursday’s Child” and languid, wistful “Red & White & Blue & Gold” are hypnotic in their delicacy, while “Beekeeper” and “Fire Engine” show the forceful power and resolute grace drawn from the deep well of emotion.
Listen in to the player below to hear Aoife discuss the new album.
Aoife visited WNYC’s Soundcheck today to perform songs from the new album Fossils. Stream the interview below. The session will broadcast on Friday night, May 10 at 9 p.m. on 93.9 FM WNYC and 101.9 WDET in Detroit.
Aoife just finished a 12 city tour with the Milk Carton Kids, and is now readying to hit the road again, in support of her new album FOSSILS, out June 11 on Yep Roc Records. Her summer long tour kicks off with a Mountain Stage performance at The Clay Center in Charleston, WV on Monday, May 19. Aoife will share the stage with acclaimed singer-songwriters Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin, in what will be a very special and intimate evening of music. Also performing are Marti Jones & Don Dixon, and Ari Hest. See you there!
For more information on broadcast times and tickets to The Clay Center, click here.
If you’re headed out to support local indie stores tomorrow on Record Store Day, look for a CD sampler from Aoife featuring two new Fossils tracks, “Briar Rose” and “Glowing Heart.” It’ll include a $2 off coupon for the full record at indie retail starting June 11.
And if you’re in N.C., see Aoife perform at Raleigh’s Schoolkids Records at 1 p.m.!
Aoife will be performing at the 23rd Annual High Sierra in Quincy, CA on July 4 and 5 along with some amazing artists! Tell your friends and be sure to join the fun this summer!
Click here for more information and tickets.
Aoife is excited to once again be joining her friends at A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor for two performances in Vienna, VA at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap. Be a part of the live audience on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25, or tune in to listen to the live broadcast on Saturday, May 25, but don’t miss it!
On Tuesday, May 28, Aoife will be in Nashville gracing the country’s most famous stage at the iconic Grand Ole Opry! Hope to see you there!
For more information and tickets to the Grand Ole Opry, click here.
Aoife will be making an appearance tonight at Joe’s Pub in NYC, as producer Joe Boyd gives a sneak preview of his forthcoming album “Way To Blue: A Tribute to Nick Drake”. The hour will include live performances of Drake’s songs by Vashti Bunyan, Jesse Harris, Aoife and Jenni Muldaur, filmed clips from the BBC TV special, behind the scenes radio stories about the project, and readings from the Drake chapters in Boyd’s book “White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960′s”.
For more information and tickets, click here.
Aoife’s set is on Sunday, May 26 at 1:30pm. See you there!
Aoife will also be performing at High Sierra in Quincy, CA on July 4 & 5…stay tuned for more information.
“Red & White & Blue & Gold,” the first track from the upcoming album Fossils, is now available worldwide on iTunes.
After it premiered in the Wall Street Journal, the first track from Aoife’s upcoming record Fossils is now available on YouTube. Listen in on the player below.
In the decade since she founded the acclaimed progressive string band Crooked Still, she’s collaborated with some of the most eminent names across roots, classical, bluegrass, and jazz, from Alison Krauss and Chris Thile to Yo-Yo Ma and Dave Douglas. She’ll step to the fore this summer with her debut solo album, ‘Fossils,’ produced by Tucker Martine and out June 11 on Yep Roc.Featuring 10 original songs by O’Donovan and contributions from friends and frequent collaborators like Sam Amidon and Dave Douglas, the album was recorded in Portland, OR, and Aoife’s adopted home of New York City. Album opener “Lay My Burden Down” may already be familiar to music fans via Alison Krauss’ interpretation of the track on her 2011 album ‘Paper Airplane,’ but the swirling arrangements and glistening harmonies on ‘Fossils’ hold many surprises. The intimate “Thursday’s Child” and languid, wistful “Red & White & Blue & Gold” are hypnotic in their delicacy, while “Beekeeper” and “Fire Engine” show the forceful power and resolute grace drawn from the deep well of emotion in Aoife’s voice.
Hailed as “a vocalist of unerring instinct” by the NY Times, “transcendent” by the Boston Globe, and “the newest darling of the Americana set” by USA Today, O’Donovan will kick off a spring tour that includes dates with The Milk Carton Kids in April, Mountain Stage and Music City Roots in May, and her Bonnaroo debut in June. Stay tuned for more details and see full dates at: http://www.shorefire.com/clients/aodonovan
1. Lay My Burden Down
2. Briar Rose
3. Thursday’s Child
4. Red & White & Blue & Gold
6. Fire Engine
8. Glowing Heart
9. I’m Alone
10. Oh, Mama
Aoife will be performing alongside award-winning Irish traditional musician Karan Casey, in the seventh annual installment of the acclaimed Masters in Collaboration series. The series explores common ground between Irish traditional and American roots music.
The shows take place at the Irish Arts Center in New York City on April 5-7, don’t miss your chance to be a part of this very special event.
Also, stay tuned for more shows to be added in May and June.
For Aoife’s complete list of appearance, click here.
Aoife will be performing a completely acoustic solo set this Friday, March 22, at The Rubin Museum of Art. Naked Soul is a live concert series presenting performances from some of the country’s top singer/songwriters without microphones or amplifiers, as if the music were, acoustically speaking, naked.
Its sure to be a magical night, hope to see you there!
A note from Aoife:
That’s a phrase I learned from Danny Thompson, the bassist on the Transatlantic Sessions tour. It’s proper English, and was quite useful when we were in Manchester last month having a ball performing with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Teddy Thompson, Emily Smith, Eric Bibb, Dirk Powell, Bruce Molsky, etc…
I’m thrilled to announce that my debut solo album, Fossils, will be released by Yep Roc on June 11. The record was produced by the inimitable Tucker Martine, and recorded in Portland, Oregon last October. 10 songs, with crazy sounds and an amazing cast of characters adding all kinds of instruments and harmonies.
In the meantime, I’ll be wandering about the world playing songs. This month it’s SXSW, gigs in NYC, and I can now confirm the rumors of an opening tour with a boy band – starting in April The Milk Carton Kids are bringing me along on their national tour.
See you down the road…
See Aoife live on tour:
3/14 – SXSW @ Continental Club
3/15 – SXSW @ Esther’s Follies
3/22 – New York, NY @ Rubin Museum of Art (solo)
4/11 – Denver, CO @ Dazzle Jazz #
4/12 – Denver, CO @ Dazzle Jazz #
4/17 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt *
4/18 – Atlanta, GA @ Eddie’s Attic (2 shows) *
4/19 – Durham, NC @ The Casbah *
4/20 – Richmond, VA @ Capital Ale House *
4/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live *
4/23 – Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere *
4/25 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Resort
4/26 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore *
4/27 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel *
4/29 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark *
4/30 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
6/16 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
# w/ Dave Douglas Sextet
* w/ The Milk Carton Kids
Aoife is heading to Austin next week for the annual SXSW Festival where she’ll be performing shows with her band, as well as hanging out enjoying all the incredible music.
Aoife’s official showcase, hosted by Yep Roc Records, is at the historic Continental Club on Thursday, March 14 at 10pm. In addition to Aoife’s performance, some of her fellow label mates will be taking the stage, including The Relatives, Josh Rouse, Robyn Hitchcock, Cheyenne Mize and The Old Ceremony. She’ll be performing a second showcase at Esther’s Follies at midnight on Friday, March 15, and two shows earlier that day, 11am at the Redeye Sessions (Loft 718) and 3pm at Papi Tino’s as part of the Brooklyn Country Cookout. Hope to see you in Austin!
Aoife’s full SXSW schedule is listed below, or you can click here.
|Thu, Mar 14 @ 10:00pm||Continental Club – 1313 S Congress|
|Fir, Mar 15 @11:00am||Loft 718 – 718 N Congress|
|Fri, Mar 15 @ 3:00pm||Papi Tino’s – 1306 E 6th Street|
|Fri, Mar 15 @midnight||Esther’s Follies – 525 E 6th Street|
After a month of performing shows in Ireland, Scotland, England and Sweden, Aoife is back in Brooklyn readying for her album release in June. She will be hitting the road again soon, with shows in March, starting with a trip to Milan to perform with the Dave Douglas Quintet on March 3, SXSW from March 12-15, and at the Rubin Museum of Art in NYC for a completely unplugged solo performance on March 22.
Then in April, Aoife is excited to announce that she will be joining The Milk Carton Kids tour, beginning April 17 in Nashville, with stops in Decatur, Durham, Richmond, Philadelphia, Alexandria, Montreal, Toronto and Ann Arbor, ending April 30 at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall.
For the full tour schedule, click here.
On Friday, March 22nd Aoife will be performing a solo show at the Rubin Museum of Art as part of their NAKED SOUL series. An exquisitely intimate and entirely acoustic evening with Aoife and her guitar, playing tunes both old and new.
The Rubin Museum of Art is located at 150 West 17th Street in New York City. The show begins at 7:00pm.
For full details and tickets, click here.
Aoife is excited to announce that she will be performing at Bonnaroo this year. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Paul McCartney and Mumford & Sons will headline the 12th edition of the festival, which takes place June 13-16 in Manchester, TN. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Feb. 23 at noon (eastern).
For full details and line-up visit http://www.bonnaroo.com.
We are happy to announce new tour dates in Europe! Scheduled on the heels of the highly acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions tour in the UK, Aoife will be performing shows in Ireland and Sweden. Aoife will be accompanied by bass player and band mate Jacob Silver from February 8-24, where the duo will be making stops in Galway, Manorhamilton and Dublin, Ireland, and 10 cities in Sweden, from Kalmar to Uddevalla.
February 1-7 Aoife is on the Transatlantic Sessions tour, a 6 show tour through Scotland and England. From the award winning Pelicula/BBC television series, Transatlantic Sessions continue to revisit shared roots and forge new common ground between today’s finest Celtic and Americana musicians. Also on the tour are fiddle Maestro Aly Bain and dobro legend Jerry Douglas, as well as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Eric Bibb, Bruce Molsky, Teddy Thompson and Emily Smith.
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for Monday January 21, predicting 18-25 degrees below zero. Because of this we are canceling tomorrow’s show at Shank Hall. Hope our Milwaukee friends stay safe and warm!! See you next time!
Aoife has some shows lined up this month including one this Sunday, January 13, at Stage One in Fairfield, CT. If you’re in the area, don’t miss this intimate night of music. Also this month Aoife will be performing with Noam Pikelny and Friends on January 11 at The Egg in Albany, and as part of Paradigm Talent Agency’s APAP showcase at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC. Aoife then heads to the mid-west for three shows with Gabriel Kahane – SPACE in Evanston, IL on Jan 20, Shank Hall in Milwaukee on Jan 21 and Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis on Jan 22, before traveling across the pond for shows in Ireland, Scotland, England and Sweden.
We are happy to announce that Aoife is now a Yep Roc Records recording artist! Aoife spent the month of October recording a full length album of original songs with Grammy nominated producer Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists) and is excited to be working with Yep Roc on this project. Stay tuned….
The Storm Is Passing Over, a benefit album by Mason Jar Music & Friends, is a collection of classic American storm songs. There are fifteen songs in all, sung by an all star roster of indie-folk artists. Donations exchanged for these recordings will go directly to Occupy Sandy’s ongoing relief work in New York City and the tri-state area.
The album is available directly from TheStormisPassingOver.com. There is a $5 minimum donation and all donations will go directly to Occupy Sandy. The album is also available through NoiseTrade who are doing a name-your-own-price deal and waiving all of their fees. Its great music for an even greater purpose.
Have a happy and safe 2013!
Grammy nominated trumpet player, Dave Douglas, made a stop in to NPR’s studio in New York to talk about his album “Be Still” where Aoife is the featured vocalist.
Click here to listen to the interview and tracks from Dave’s album “Be Still” featuring Aoife O’Donovan.
We are thrilled to announce that Aoife will be performing at Stage One in Fairfield, CT on Sunday, January 13. Aoife will perform solo, showcasing songs from her forthcoming album, as well as your favorites!
Also in January, Aoife is excited to be a part of Paradigm’s APAP showcase at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, on January 12 in New York City. She will perform a solo set as part of an evening of music from Paradigm Talent Agency artists. Fellow agency artists include Noam Pikelny & Friends (where Aoife will sing a song or two as well), Tommy Emmanuel, Johnnyswim, and yMusic. If you’re in NYC, come join the fun!
On Friday January 11, Aoife performs as a part of Noam Pikelny & Friends for a show at The Egg in Albany, NY. They’ll be opening the night for The Gibson Brothers, don’t miss it!
For the remainder of the month, Aoife hits the road with Gabriel Kahane for a week of shows in the midwest, dates and venues to be announced soon. Then off to Ireland for a performance at the Ballincollig Winter Music Festival on January 25. From there she heads to Glasgow for the Transatlantic Sessions tour.
Right now, Aoife is finishing up her tour with Sara Watkins on the west coast, then heading to Chicago for two shows with Dave Douglas at Green Mill on December 14 and 15, then back to NYC for a show at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall as a part of (un)common threads, and finishing out the year with a December 30 performance at Bowery Ballroom opening for Punch Brothers.
For more information and tour dates, click here.
New York City’s Carnegie Hall presents (un)common threads: Blurring Genres in the 21st Century. This event, originally scheduled for November 5, has been moved to Monday, December 17 at 7:00pm in Zankel Hall. All tickets and reservations will be honored on the new date.
A special Notables-only performance with Gabriel Kahane and friends, Aoife and Julian Lage join Gabriel along with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) to explore the ties between distinctive musical styles.
For tickets call (212)903-9734 or email email@example.com. For more information click here.
We are happy to announce that Aoife has been added to the Punch Brothers show at Bowery Ballroom in New York City on December 30. She will be opening the second of their three end of the year shows, for tickets click here.
In case you missed Aoife’s performance last Saturday on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor…you can listen here.
Aoife performed two of her songs, Fable and Diamond, as well as several duets with Garrison, including Love’s Old Sweet Song and a beautiful cover of Iris DeMent’s Our Town.
Aoife will be joining the Transatlantic Sessions tour! From the award winning Pelicula/BBC television series, Transatlantic Sessions continue to revisit shared roots and forge new common ground between today’s finest Celtic and Americana musicians. Also on the tour are fiddle Maestro Aly Bain and dobro legend Jerry Douglas, as well as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Eric Bibb, Bruce Molsky, Teddy Thompson and Emily Smith.
The dates for the Transatlantic Sessions tour are listed below. For more show information, click here.
Feb 1 – Glasgow / Royal Concert Hall
Feb 3 – Glasgow / Royal Concert Hall
Feb 4 – Gateshead / The Sage Gateshead
Feb 5 – Manchester / Bridgewater Hall
Feb 6 – London / Royal Festival Hall
Feb 7 – Birmingham / Symphony Hall
Aoife adds harmonies to “Unquiet Grave” the second song on Kate Rusby’s new double album celebrating her career. Along with Aoife, Rusby’s album features Chris Thile, Sarah Jarosz, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Sara Watkins, Jerry Douglas, Paul Weller, Eddi Reader, Richard Thompson and many more.
Kate Rusby’s album “20″ is on sale now in the UK and will be available in the US on Nov. 6th.
We are very excited to announce that Aoife will be making a return appearance on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor! The radio variety show returns to Town Hall in New York City on Saturday, November 24th. The live broadcast begins at 5:45pm EST.
Or log on to listen to a live audio Web cast at prairiehome.org.
Aoife will be performing on Saturday, November 10 in Marlboro, NY at The Falcon. If you’re in the area, come see and hear her perform both new songs and old. Music begins at 7pm. For more info, click here.
Aoife will also be guest hosting WGBH Radio’s “A Celtic Sojourn”, which will be broadcast from SLIGO Live 2012, Ireland’s folk, root and indie festival. “A Celtic Sojourn” is one of the most popular Irish and Roots music radio shows, broadcast on Boston’s WGBH Radio. Dates are Wednesday, October 24 through Monday, October 29. For more information on the festival and line-up, click here.
We are excited to announce that Aoife will be a part of this event presented by Carnegie Hall. (un)common threads: Blurring genres in the 21st century is a special Notables-only performance with Gabriel Kahane and friends. The program will include songs by Gabriel and collaborations with Aoife, Julian Lage and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME).
Donations from the Notables support the music education and community programs of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.
We are happy to announce that Aoife will be touring with Sara Watkins for her west coast shows! Beginning December 2 in Pioneer Valley, CA at Pappy and Harriet’s, with stops in Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Arcata, Eugene and Portland, then ending in Seattle at The Triple Door on December 9.
For tickets and more info, click here.
12/03/12 Santa Barbara, CA / SoHo
12/05/12 Santa Cruz, CA / Kuumbwa Jazz Center
12/06/12 Arcata, CA / Humboldt Brews
12/07/12 Eugene, OR / WOW Hall
12/08/12 Portland, OR / Mississippi Studios
12/09/12 Seattle, WA / The Triple Door
It’s Labor Day. Does this really mean that we can’t wear white anymore?
I’m back in NYC after a 3 week trip. It started with a tour of the Midwest (Bayfield, Milwaukee, Chicago, Rock Island, and Minneapolis) and ended with a teaching stint at Valley of the Moon Fiddle Camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I’d been hearing about Milwaukee Irish Fest for years, and it was, indeed, all it was supposed to be. Here’s a video of us on the Tipperary Stage, taken right after I’d been heckled for not being “from Ireland.” Whatever, my name is 80% vowels.
At Valley of the Moon, I directed 10 little girls and a few grown men in a “Goddess Play.” I forgot to bring my faerie wings home, BUT I’ll be prancing about like a singing pegasus tomorrow night at Rockwood. Come listen.
Tuesday, September 4
AODB at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
with Charlie Rose on steel, Ryan Scott on guitar, Jake Silver on bass, Robin MacMillan on drums
196 Allen Street, NYC
This will be a good night on the LES- Sonya Kitchell plays right after us on Stage 2, and next door, Crooked Still comrade Brittany Haas plays with Lauren Rioux at 9, followed by Michael Daves at 10.
Speaking of Michael Daves, he’s put together an incredible event later this month that I am honored to be a part of. This concert, featuring Thile & Daves, Noam Pikelny, Chris Eldridge, Kristin Andreassen, The Calamity Janes, Andy Statman, etc, will benefit the Old First Reformed Church in Park Slope. Click here for details, and mark your calendars: September 23 at the Bell House.
One more exciting bit of news. Trumpet guru Dave Douglas has made a new album of called “Be Still.” I’m singing on 6 tunes, and the quintet sounds amazing. The record comes out on September 25th, but you can pre-order here, or come see us at 92Y Tribeca on September 19th.
I’ll be playing a bunch of shows around the Northeast this month before heading to Portland, OR, to begin recording my solo album. Stay tuned.
Thanks to everyone for coming out to the midwest shows, Aoife and the band had a lot of fun! We are now looking forward to the shows in September, they are all with the full band, except for Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, where Aoife will be performing solo, opening the night for Mary Chapin Carpenter. In Maine, Aoife, Ryan, Jake, Robin and Charlie will be joined by Jed Wilson on keyboards. It will be a special afternoon of music at Skyline Farm! And on September 19th Aoife will be sharing the stage with Dave Douglas, performing songs from his new album, BE STILL.
For tickets and more info, click here.
Just added, Tuesday, September 4th at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC. Aoife will be performing with her full band, the show begins at 8:30pm.
If you were not at Aoife’s Prospect Park Bandshell performance with Lyle Lovett for Celebrate Brooklyn!’s closing concert, you missed out. Not only was Aoife’s set with her band an incredible performance, she also sang with Lyle on One Way Gal and LA County, and with Luke Bulla on Remember Well. She came out again near the end of Lyle’s set to sing along to That’s Right. WFUV recorded Lyle’s entire set. To listen, click here.
Celebrate Brooklyn! closes its 2012 season with Lyle Lovett & His Acoustic Group and Aoife O’Donovan. The night begins with Aoife performing with her full band, Ryan Scott on guitar, Jacob Silver on bass, Robin MacMillan on drums, Charlie Rose on pedal steel and special guest Jed Wilson on keyboards. Its sure to be a night of special music, not to be missed. And its FREE!
Doors open at 6:30pm and Aoife’s set begins at 7:30pm.
Aoife performs tomorrow at the 15th Annual Prescott Park Folk Festival in Portsmouth, NH. Come join her along with the Grammy award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, The David Wax Museum and The Coloradas for a fun night filled with great music.
Friday, August 3rd, 6:00PM – 11:00PM
Aoife is the special guest vocalist for Dave Douglas Quintet, performing at The Checkout: Live from 92YTribeca in New York City on September 19.
Named the “Best Jazz Show” by New York Magazine, The Checkout: Live from 92Y Tribeca is a not to be missed monthly series. This special edition of The Checkout Live celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Festival of New Trumpet Music with two sets by Dave Douglas and his quintet, the first with Aoife.
Aoife also appears on Dave’s new album, which will be available in September.
Just added, Aoife will be supporting Mary Chapin Carpenter in Storrs, CT at Jorgensen Center For The Performing Arts. If you’re in the area, come share a great night of beautiful music with two uniquely gifted singers.
Saturday, September 15. Doors open at 7pm.
After a fun week teaching at Voice Works in beautiful Port Townsend, WA, Aoife heads out for some shows with Noam Pikelny & Friends. The line up features Aoife on vocals, Chris Eldridge, Noam’s fellow Punch Brother, on guitar, Dominick Leslie on mandolin, Sam Grisman on bass, and on fiddle, Alex Hargreaves in early July and Gabe Witcher, another fellow Punch Brother, in late July.
Tonight they grace the stage in Hoboken, NJ at Maxwells’s…tomorrow in Fairfield, CT at Stage One, then on July 4th for a free show at Madison Square Park in NYC…come celebrate Independence Day with some great music! The tour continues on July 19 in Hudson, NY at Club Helsinki, July 20 at Grey Fox and July 21 for a sold out show in Lyons, CO at RockyGrass.
For more information, visit the shows page or click here.
Aoife has been added to the lineup for the 15th Annual Prescott Park Folk Festival, taking place on Friday August 3rd. She joins the Grammy Award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, The David Wax Museum and Maine’s own, The Coloradas. The fun begins at 7pm, for more information and tickets, click here.
This stop in Portsmouth, NH kicks off Aoife’s August leg of her summer tour. Next up is Celebrate Brooklyn! On August 11th, opening for Lyle Lovett. Then on to the Midwest, stopping in Bayfield, where she is opening for Punch Brothers at Big Top Chautauqua, Milwaukee as part of the Milwaukee Irish Fest, and headline shows in Evanston, Rock Island and Minneapolis.
8/3/12 Portsmouth, NH Prescott Park Folk Festival (with Carolina Chocolate Drops)
8/11/12 Brooklyn, NY Celebrate Brooklyn! @ Prospect Park Bandshell (with Lyle Lovett)
8/16/12 Bayfield, WI Big Top Chautauqua (with Punch Brothers)
8/17/12 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Irish Festival
8/18/12 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Irish Festival
8/19/12 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Irish Festival
8/21/12 Evanston, IL S.P.A.C.E.
8/22/12 Rock Island, IL Rozz Tox
8/23/12 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
September shows will be announced soon. For a complete list of shows, click here.
It’s almost the longest day of the year!
I’ve just returned to Brooklyn after a 5 day jaunt around the Northeast, playing some of my favorite rooms with the AODB for the first time. There were some crazy moments, like when we played the Bonnie Raitt classic Love Letter at the Brighton Music Hall. After the show, my pal Mark Simos came up to me and was like, “Let me introduce you to Bonnie Hayes, who WROTE that song!” SHE WAS AT OUR SHOW! Jake hugged her. Wish I’d gotten a picture.
Want to come hear some music on Tuesday night? I’m playing a free show at Rockwood 2, accompanied by Jake Silver on bass, Charlie Rose on pedal steel, Ryan Scott on electric guitar, and Robin MacMillan on drums. 8:30pm, and then at 10pm we can all go see Michael Daves next door. 196 Allen Street, NYC.
I suggest listening to Rubber Soul and Revolver back to back as often as possible.
Here’s a picture of the Hudson River during our set at Clearwater this weekend.
Photo by Kari Groff
The first three shows of the tour have been incredible, Aoife and her band playing lots of new songs, as well as some favorites. Last night in Boston, AODB performed a cover of Bonnie Raitt’s Love Letter and in an alignment of the stars, the writer of that song, Bonnie Hayes, was in the audience.
Also, in case you missed it, we wanted to share a link to her and Ryan performing on Radio Boston, to listen click here.
Tomorrow on to Croton-On-Hudson, NY for the Clearwater festival, then to New York City on Tuesday for the Rockwood show.
Hope to see you on the road!!
(New York, NY) - After a very diverse first few months of the year, Aoife O’Donovan announces her 2012 Summer Tour. The tour will commence in Northampton, MA at Iron Horse Music Hall on June 12th and culminate on September 14th in Plymouth, NH with John Fullbright supporting the June shows. Aoife is also set to perform at this year’s Celebrate Brooklyn on August 11th, as well as Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival on June 16th.
The year began with Aoife performing with Greg Garrison for his Improvised Roots Series, with Alejandro Escovedo in New York, at Celtic Connections Big Top, several appearances on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keilor and most notably with Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Stuart Duncan and Edgar Meyer as a part of The Goat Rodeo Sessions for two shows at the House of Blues in Boston, a PBS Cinecast and DVD Release. She also spent much of February and March opening for the highly successful Punch Brothers tour. In between Aoife’s been recording with Jesca Hoop, Dave Douglas, Kate Rusby and Joshua Radin, and also teaching at several music workshops. In July she tours with Noam Pikelny and Friends.
Aoife performs with her band, Ryan Scott on guitar, Robin MacMillan on drums and Jacob Silver on bass, with special appearances by Charlie Rose on pedal steel, and plans on recording a full length album this fall.
Tickets for the tour are available through Ticketmaster (select shows), her website, and the individual venue websites and box offices. For show information and ticket links, click here.
6/12/12 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall
6/13/12 Portland, ME One Longfellow Square
6/14/12 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
6/15/12 Fall River, MA Narrows Center For The Arts
6/16/12 Croton Point, NY Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival
6/19/12 New York, NY Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
8/03/12 Portsmouth, NH Prescott Park Folk Festival
8/11/12 Brooklyn, NY Celebrate Brooklyn @ Prospect Park Bandshell
8/16/12 Bayfield, WI Big Top Chautauqua
8/17/12 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Irish Fest @ Summerfest Grounds
8/18/12 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Irish Fest @ Summerfest Grounds
8/19/12 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Irish Fest @ Summerfest Grounds
8/21/12 Evanston, IL S.P.A.C.E.
8/22/12 Rock Island, IL Rozz Tox
8/23/12 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
September dates to be announced soon.
In case you missed this past Saturday’s show, you can here the program in its entirety, including Aoife singing Red & White & Blue & Gold with Heather Masse…check it out here!
PBS will present The Goat Rodeo Sessions Live, a one-hour prime time special airing tonight, at 9PM on PBS (check local listings here).
The special captures the Goat Rodeo Sessions first live performance, filmed over two days in January at the House of Blues in Boston. The four string virtuosos, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, fiddler Stuart Duncan, bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile, perform songs off their collaborative album, The Goat Rodeo Sessions, joined by guest vocalist, Aoife O’Donovan.
Aoife will be performing this weekend as part of Noam Pikelny‘s band, supporting the release of Noam’s Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail album. Last night was a killer show in Berkeley, CA at Freight & Salvage! Tomorrow, May 25th, they perform in Grass Valley and on Sunday, May 27th, in Yosemite at the Strawberry Music Festival. So if you are looking to enjoy some great music this weekend, head on out! Its an amazing show with a group of incredible musicians. Along with Noam and Aoife, the line up includes Chris “Critter” Eldridge, Dominick Leslie, Sam Grisman, and Luke Bulla (in May), Alex Hargreaves (in early July) and Gabe Witcher (late July and beyond).
Aoife is happy to announce that John Fullbright will be supporting her June shows in the Northeast.
June 14 Boston, MA / Brighton Music Hall
For a full list of Aoife’s upcoming concerts, visit her SHOWS page.
Aoife will be performing with her band on June 19 at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 at 8:30pm. Added to her June run of shows in the Northeast, which include Northampton MA, Portland ME, Boston, Fall River MA and an evening set on Saturday, June 16 at Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival, Aoife will grace the stage at Rockwood, a show not to be missed.
In August, after Aoife’s show at Celebrate Brooklyn! with Lyle Lovett on August 11, she and her band head to the midwest for three shows in as many days at Milwaukee’s Irish Festival, August 17, 18 and 19. More shows in the area will be added and announced very soon.
Just added to Aoife’s summer tour dates, Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park Bandshell on August 11.
Celebrate Brooklyn!, the Prospect Park summer festival featuring an international roster of artists, will begin on June 5 with a concert by Jimmy Cliff and end on August 11 with a concert with Lyle Lovett and Aoife O’Donovan, the producer BRIC Arts Media Brooklyn announced on Wednesday. Twenty-five of the 32 shows, all at the Prospect Park Bandshell, are free, with a suggested $3 contribution at the gate. For more information, click here.
Check out the rest of her shows here, and stay tuned for a Rockwood Music Hall performance in June, info coming soon.
The Goat Rodeo Sessions Live on DVD and Blu-Ray brings cellist Yo-Yo Ma, fiddler Stuart Duncan, bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile together for a one-night only concert filmed at the House of Blues in Boston, MA. The four string virtuosos performed songs off their collaborative album, The Goat Rodeo Sessions, joined by guest vocalist, Aoife O’Donovan. It was recorded live on January 31, 2012 at the House of Blues in Boston, MA. The Goat Rodeo Sessions Live on DVD and Blu-Ray will be available on May 29, 2012. The concert featured on the DVD was filmed for a PBS Special that will air nationally in prime-time in May and will also air as a pledge program throughout the month of June.
Greetings from the windy banks of the Gowanus Canal.
It’s been a crazy April! I performed TWICE on A Prairie Home Companion, singing both times with my friend Heather Masse, and got to meet singing heroes like Emmylou and Renee. Incredible. Spent a few days in Nashville, jumped up on stage with Punch Brothers, sang with Jesca Hoop on WFUV in the Bronx, recorded harmony vocals on projects by Lissa Schneckenburger and Emy Phelps, and in between it all, baked some chocolate chunk cookies which I garnished with flakes of sea salt. Yum.
I’m joining my dear friends Mike & Ruthy for a show on Sunday night at Joe’s Pub. We’ll both be accompanied by Jacob Silver (bass) and Robin MacMillan (drums), and Ryan Scott will play tasty electric guitar for my portion of the set. I’ve got a few new gems I’m planning to play, and we’d love to see you there.
Sunday, April 29th
Mike&Ruthy (with Aoife opening)
Enjoy spring, folks.
Aoife will be performing once again on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor!
Coming to you this week from the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, it’s a live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. Special guests include hall of famer Emmylou Harris & the Red Dirt Boys, big league bluegrass ace Sam Bush, and America’s favorite fiddler, Stuart Duncan. Plus, sizzling vocalists Aoife O’Donovan and Heather Masse, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
Remember to tune in at 6:00pm EST tomorrow!! A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, live broadcast from Town Hall in New York City. Aoife performs with Heather Masse, also on the program are Renee Fleming and Punch Brothers.
Don’t miss it!!
Aoife and her band will be heading out for a run of shows in the Northeast. The tour starts on June 12th in Northampton, MA at the Iron Horse Music Hall, making stops in Portland, Boston and Fall River, and ending on June 16th in Croton-On-Hudson, NY where she and her band will take the stage at Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival. Tickets are on sale now!
June 14 Boston, MA / Brighton Music Hall
Aoife’s next New York City appearance with her band is at Joe’s Pub on Sunday, April 29th at 9:00pm. She’ll be sharing the stage with the folk and blues duo, MIKE + RUTHY. See you there!
Aoife will be performing on A Prairie Home Companion with Heather Masse, Renee Fleming and Punch Brothers. The show will be broadcast live from Town Hall in New York City on April 14th. For more details click here.
I’ve just returned from an adventure on the road with Punch Brothers. My one woman band was the opening act for their recent North American tour, and we had a grand time. Check out this video of us performing “Here and Heaven” in Chicago, and this video of my new song “Beekeeper” in Portland. I pressed up a 5 song compact disc called “Peachstone EP” to sell on this run, and while it will remain offline, you can get it at my live shows for the next little while.
I’m back in Brooklyn now. Got to sit in with Sarah Jarosz at Joe’s Pub the other night, got to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style with TWO birthday parties, got to unpack my suitcase for a few days before heading out again… BUT before that, I’m playing a full band show at Rockwood 2! My soulsister Kristin Andreassen is playing the set before me, so please come down at 7pm for beautiful songs and a great tequila list.
Monday, March 19
Aoife’s Band (with J.Silver-R.Scott-R.MacMillan-C.Rose)
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
196 Allen Street, NYC
(Kristin at 7pm, don’t miss it)
From Brooklyn, I’ll travel across the Atlantic to the Isle of Skye to take part in the Celtic Connections Big Top Festival. Scotland, I’ve missed you. Charlie is coming with me to break hearts with his pedal steel, and we can’t wait to connect with The Deadly Gentlemen, Rosanne Cash, The Civil Wars, and Mike McGoldrick, among others. Our set is on Friday, March 23, just in case you guys happen to be in the area.
Currently listening obsessively to the new Anais Mitchell record, just finished Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins, flipping out over Christina Courtin’s new music video, and loved this NYT piece that Betsy Plum showed me.
We just confirmed a show at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 on Monday, March 19th. Aoife performs at 8pm, but come at 7pm and enjoy some amazing music by Kristin Andreassen, too! Come hang out with us!
Aoife is hitting the road with the Punch Brothers today! Starting with two shows at the Somerville Theatre tonight and tomorrow, then heading to Burlington, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Minneapolis and Lawrence, then going west to Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and ending in Denver for two nights, March 12th and 13th. Hope to see you out there!
Check out the SHOWS page for a complete list of dates and cities.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 31st, The Goat Rodeo Sessions LIVE featuring Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile and Aoife O’Donovan as guest vocalist, will be brought to movie theaters nationwide. The performance will be broadcast live from the House of Blues Boston. Click here for more information on the simulcast and here for a list of participating theaters. For more information on the live concert, click here. Don’t miss this evening of great music!
Aoife will be performing with her band at COMMUNION at Public Assembly in Brooklyn on Sunday, February 12th. Show starts at 6:00pm and the line up includes Trixie Whitley, David Wax Museum, Jones Street Station and Julia Easterlin.
Communion, the brainchild of Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett, his close ally Kevin Jones, and renowned producer Ian Grimble, formed in London in 2006 and has become the U.K.’s most revered live music promotions team. This new monthly show at Public Assembly, part of its hotly anticipated move into the U.S., features a different lineup each month and offers emerging, developing and established artists a creative platform to perform in an environment that embraces collaboration and mutual support. For more information and tickets, click here.
Aoife will be performing with Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer on Tuesday, January 31 at House of Blues Boston. Two shows, 7:30pm and 10pm. Don’t miss an evening of great music by these American masters! For more information and tickets, click here.
Another date has been added to the Winter 2012 tour! Aoife O’Donovan, in support of the Punch Brothers, will play Liberty Hall in Lawrence, KS on March 3. Tickets are on sale now.
Also, the show at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles has moved to March 10 and the show at Bluebird Theater in Denver has moved to March 12.
We are excited to announce that Aoife will be supporting the Punch Brothers on their upcoming winter tour, with shows in North America and Canada. The tour will begin on February 23 and 24 with two nights in Somerville, MA (near Boston), making stops in Burlington, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago and Minneapolis, then heading west to Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and ending on March 11 in Denver. Check out the SHOWS page for a complete list of dates and cities.
Tickets for most shows go on sale this Friday, December 2.
Hello folks! We have finally updated the SHOWS page, and hope to see you all before the end of the year. Go take a look…
November has been a very busy month, with Crooked Still gigs all across the US and Canada AND a Sometymes Why appearance in Anais Mitchell‘s Hadestown. Aoife is now hunkering down in her hometown of Boston, rehearsing with the fiddle orchestra Childsplay. Here’s a little video from their 2009 tour.
In case you missed it, you can watch Aoife’s performance with The Goat Rodeo boys on NPR’s Tiny Desk here.
Welcome to our new site!
Tonight, Aoife will appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno performing “Here and Heaven” from The Goat Rodeo Sessions. Check local listings. Also appearing on the show is President Barack Obama. Keep your eyes peeled for other press appearances this week as Aoife is on a media tour with Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer, and Stuart Duncan celebrating the release of “The Goat Rodeo Sessions” (Click here to purchase).
In other news, click here to purchase the brand new EP from Crooked Still, entitled Friends of Fall. Aoife will hop back in the van on November 1st for a tour of the west coast, beginning in Seattle.
Aoife’s singing can be heard on Noam Pikelny’s sophomore album, released today worldwide. Please visit www.noampikelny.com for more details, including information about their December tour.
Chris Mateer recently interviewed Aoife for No Depression- check it out here.