"Emma Langford certainly knows how to weave magic and mystery through a tune... A beguiling, distinctive voice.”
The Irish Times described Emma Langford's debut album "Quiet Giant" as one that 'weaves a spell as you listen to it... An enduring piece of work'; the spell-binding Quiet Giant was set loose on the public in late 2017.
In the following year, independent of any agent or record label support, the Limerick songwriter completed a whirlwind 100-date launch tour across Austria, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, the UK and Ireland.
Winner of an RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Award in 2018, Emma Langford first introduced herself to the Irish music scene two years prior with a simple home-made video posted to social media. Her song Tug O' War was a soulful account of anxiety and self-doubt, and struck a chord with hundreds of online fans, going on to be the closing track on her critically acclaimed first album.
Famed for razor-sharp wit and a voice that must be heard live to be believed, she was voted one of the top three female artists in the country in the 2019 Hot Press Readers' Choice Awards; and is nominated this year for Germany's esteemed Malzhaus Plauen Folk Music Prize.
Her hugely anticipated second album is currently in the works with Grammy nominated team The Production Suite, and so Emma Langford is sharing the magic of “Quiet Giant” in full with audiences one last time this year, with a limited number of Irish, German & UK tour dates. Her debut US appearance takes place this August at the world-famous Milwaukee Irish Fest.
Emma will be joined by a host of artists from across Ireland, Europe and the US, to celebrate the success of “Quiet Giant”, and to launch her forthcoming summer single, “Goodbye Hawaii”, on the 12th of July at Limerick Summer Music.
The “Quiet Giant” band are Peter Hanagan on double bass; Alec Brown on cello; Hannah Nic Gearailt on Keys; Ray Yrure on percussion; and Tadhg Murphy on violin.
Emma and band will be joined by special guests Kealan Kenny on electric guitar and lapsteel; internationally acclaimed violin duo Lucia MacPartlin and Maria Ryan.
The stunning Soul & Body Dance Quartet; and Limerick's newest and most vibrant community group The Clef Choir led by Darragh Wynne will also join Emma on stage on 12th July at the Limerick Summer Music event.
(“Quiet Giant” album is available in Limerick at Steamboat Music and Golden Discs or buy online at emmalangfordmusic.bandcamp.com or stream on all popular streaming platforms)