Friday July 10, 2020

Audio: Aoife O’Donovan, In The Magic Hour

Much of this album is inspired by the death of her Clonakilty-based grandfather

14th February, 2016
The haunting elegy, Donal Óg, movingly features her granddad’s voice

In The Magic Hour may be just Aoife O’Donovan’s second solo album, but the Massachusetts-born singer has pedigree. She spent a decade as the voice of Boston-based band Crooked Still, as well featuring on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, the Grammy-winning album created by luminaries such as Chris Thile (Punch Brothers) and Yo-Yo Ma. Unsurprisingly, she also has Irish roots, and much of this album is inspired by the death of her Clonakilty-based grandfather. The uptempo...

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