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Aoife O'Donovan

Aoife O’Donovan

The limpid sound of Aoife (pronounced EEF-ah) O’Donovan’s first featured song from her album Fossils evokes thoughts of late summer afternoons at the lake. There is a decided sense of place to her blend of Irish folk-inspired songs – of New England or the Adirondacks. Some may recall that O’Donovan penned the song “Lay My Burden Down” from Alison Krauss’ Paper Airplanes release – her version is less melancholy and dark.

“Fossils and fables, both of which are beautiful images to me, are things of old, but they continue to be relevant. Some of these tunes on the album are older than others, yet they’re still relevant songs that I love to sing. They’re old folk songs that I grew up singing,” she says.