Heads up folks, Aoife has announced new tour dates on both sides of the Atlantic. Along with headline performances, Aoife will perform a slew of shows with Punch Brothers, several with The Lone Bellow, a show with Noam Pikelny, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and one with Lau. The US Spring tour kicks off on March 17 in Pittsburgh, with a stop in New York on March 28 for an intimate solo show at Rockwood Music Hall’s Stage 3, and ends in Boston on April 28, when Aoife will head across the Atlantic for shows in Ireland, Italy and the UK.
Along the way, Aoife will make stops at several festivals, both in the US and overseas, including Telluride, Roskilde, Savannah Music, Suwannee Springfest, Kilkenny Roots, Orkney Folk, Northern Roots and FreshGrass, with more festivals to be announced very soon.
Also, if you’re in NYC, don’t miss the shows tonight, Feb 28, and tomorrow, Mar 1, at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. Aoife and Tift Merritt will be joining Mary Chapin Carpenter & the New York Philharmonic, along with Jerry Douglas, Joan Baez and Shawn Colvin.
Stay tuned for the June west coast dates. See you on the road!
3/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre (w/ Punch Brothers)
3/18 Richmond, VA @ The National (w/ Punch Brothers)
3/19 Boone, NC @ Schaefer Center (w/ Punch Brothers)
3/20-21 Savannah, GA @ Savannah Music Fest- Ships of the Sea Pavilion (w/ The Lone Bellow)
3/22 Live Oak, FL @ Suwannee Springfest
3/23 Charleston, WV @ The Clay Center (w/ Punch Brothers)
3/25 Bloomington, IN @ Buskirk-Chumley Theater (w/ Punch Brothers)
3/26 Madison, WI @ Capitol Theater (w/ Punch Brothers)
3/28 New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
3/29 Storrs, CT @ Jorgensen Center (w/ Punch Brothers)
3/30 Tarrytown, NY @ Tarrytown Music Hall (w/ Punch Brothers)
4/3 York, PA @ Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center (w/ The Lone Bellow)
4/4 Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater (w/ The Lone Bellow)
4/5 Peace Dale, RI @ Lily Pad’s
4/6 Ogunquit, ME @ Jonathan’s
4/11 Collinsville, CT @ Bridge Street Live (w/ Chris Eldridge & Julian Lage)
4/12 Katonah, NY @ Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts
4/13 Brownfield, ME @ The Stone Mountain Arts Center (w/ Carolina Chocolate Drops)
4/24 Easton, MD @ Stoltz Listening Room at the Avalon Theatre
4/25 Norfolk, VA @ North Shore Point House
4/26 Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Folk (w/ Noam Pikelny & Friends)
4/27 Northampton, MA @ The Parlor Room
4/28 Boston, MA @ Club Passim
5/2 Belfast, Ireland @ The Belfast Barge
5/3-4 Kilkenny, Ireland @ Kilkenny Roots Festival
5/8-10 Genoa, Italy @ Teatro della Corte (w/ Beppe Gambetta’s Acoustic Night 14)
5/22-25 Orkney, Scotland @ Orkney Folk Festival
5/27 Bristol, England @ St. Bonaventure’s
5/28 Leyland, England @ Fox Lane Sports & Social Club
5/29 Gateshead, England @ The Sage Gateshead (w/ Lau)
5/30 Edinburgh, Scotland @ The Pleasance
5/31 Iverness, Scotland @ Bruce MacGregor’s Northern Roots Music Festival
7/3-6 Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival
Aoife is honored to be a part of Mary Chapin Carpenter’s show with the New York Philharmonic this Friday Feb 28, and Saturday March 1. Shawn Colvin, Joan Baez, Jerry Douglas and Tift Merritt will also grace the stage for this not to be missed event. For tickets, click here.
Aoife makes her Lincoln Center debut this Friday, February 21 in The Allen Room as part of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series. She will be performing with her full band, and this show will include a string quartet featuring arrangements by Jeremy Kittel on violin, and also including Colin and Eric Jacobsen (Brooklyn Rider, The Knights) on violin and cello, and Christina Courtin on viola.
On Saturday, February 22, Aoife heads upstate to Hudson for an intimate solo show at Club Helsinki. Then Aoife will be back in Manhattan for a pair of shows where, along with Joan Baez, Shawn Colvin, Jerry Douglas and Tift Merritt, she is honored to be a guest of Mary Chapin Carpenter and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
|2/21/14||New York, NY @ The Allen Room|
|2/22/14||Hudson, NY @ Club Helsinki|
|2/28/14||New York, NY @ Avery Fisher Hall (w/Mary Chapin Carpenter & The NY Philharmonic)|
|3/1/14||New York, NY @ Avery Fisher Hall (w/Mary Chapin Carpenter & The NY Philharmonic)|
Also, next week we’ll be announcing the east coast spring tour dates…stay tuned!
Here’s a peek of our rehearsal today…
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We want to share a really great piece on Aoife, written by Tim Hughes for Oxford Mail (sister to the weekly newspaper, The Oxford Times). ”With her stunning voice and heartfelt lyrics, Aoife O’Donovan is among America’s finest folk musicians. But there’s nothing twee or bucolic about her music” To read the full article, click on this link: 012314OxfordMail
Aoife performs a solo show at The Art Bar (formally Bullingdon Arms) in Oxford on Thursday, January 30. For tickets, click here.
At the end of January, Aoife will embark on a nine date tour in the UK and Germany. Her tour kicks off on January 26 in Glasgow, Scotland at the Celtic Connections Music Festival and wraps up on February 6 in Berlin, Germany.
Tickets are on sale now via the links below. For a complete list of tour dates, click here.
1/26 Glasgow, UK – Celtic Connections @O2 ABC (w/Roddy Woomble)
1/29 London, UK @Dingwalls
1/30 Oxford, UK @The Art Bar
1/31 Brighton, UK @Latest Music Bar
2/01 Dublin, Ireland @Upstairs at Whelan’s
2/03 Frankfurt, Germany @Brotfabrik
2/04 Hamburg, Germany @Prinzenbar
2/05 Köln, Germany @Studio 672
2/06 Berlin, Germany @Grüner Salon
Check out Aoife chatting it up this morning with hosts Maria and Tony on “Good Day LA“. They talked about her musical background, her album “Fossils” and her west coast solo tour…she even played a bit of a song. Click here to view.
Couldn’t be more excited for the New York Philharmonic show with Mary Chapin Carpenter! Joining Tift Merritt, Jerry Douglas, Joan Baez and Shawn Colvin on Feb 28 and Mar 1 in Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. Click here for tickets to the shows.
Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter will make her New York Philharmonic debut in Mary Chapin Carpenter with the New York Philharmonic and Special Guests, a retrospective program featuring songs from throughout her career, some newly arranged for orchestra. Ms. Carpenter’s longtime friends Joan Baez, Shawn Colvin, Jerry Douglas, Tift Merritt, and Aoife O’Donovan will join her for special guest appearances, all marking their Philharmonic debuts. The program will include selections from her new album, Songs from the Movie — featuring orchestral reinventions of her compositions to be released January 14, 2014 — including “Come On Come On,” “I Am a Town,” “Ideas Are Like Stars,” plus her songs “Transcendental Reunion” and “Stones in the Road.” Grammy Award winner Vince Mendoza, who collaborated with Ms. Carpenter on the orchestral arrangements for Songs from the Movie, will make his Philharmonic debut conducting the program, which will also feature some of Ms. Carpenter’s collaborators, musicians Peter Erskine, Matt Rollings, Duke Levine, John Jennings, Jon Carroll, and Vinnie Santoro, all in their Philharmonic debuts. The concerts will take place Friday, February 28, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 1 at 8:00 p.m. This season marks Ms. Carpenter’s first tour appearing with orchestras; she will also appear with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra this season. 60 V.I.P. tickets will be available for the March 1 concert for $245 each, allowing fans to meet Ms. Carpenter and the evening’s artists at a post-concert reception and receive a signed copy of her CD Songs from the Movie. V.I.P. tickets are available only by calling 212-875-5656.
NPR Music featured Aoife’s song, “Red & White & Blue & Gold” from her album Fossils as one of their favorite 100 songs of 2013. NPR Music declared “Red & White & Blue & Gold” a “seductive song” that “sinks into the skin like 5 o’clock summer sunlight.”
You can check out the entire list on NPR Music’s website.
Aoife’s song “Red & White & Blue & Gold” from her album Fossils was picked as one of American Songwriter’s Top 50 songs of 2013. American Songwriter had this to say about their pick: “Like a novelist immersing you in a different world, O’Donovan understands the importance of tactile details: the grit of sand between toes, the festive colors of fireworks, the teasing warmth of skin against skin, the slur of pedal steel.”
Check out its full list and review of Aoife’s solo debut album via American Songwriter’s website.