Aoife O'Donovan

Aoife O'Donovan



Aoife O’Donovan (/ˈfə/ EE-fə; Irish: [ˈiːfʲə];) born November 18, 1982 in Newton, Massachusetts,[1] is an Irish-American singer and songwriter. She is best known as the lead singer for the progressive bluegrass/string band Crooked Still [2] and as a member of the female folk-noir trio Sometymes Why. Her first professional engagement was singing lead for the folk group The Wayfaring Strangers.[3] She has performed and recorded with Ollabelle, Karan Casey and Seamus Egan, Jerry Douglas, Jim Lauderdale, Darol Anger, Sarah Jarosz, Sara Watkins, Christina Courtin, Chris Thile (Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers), Noam Pikelny (Punch Brothers), Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan and Yo-Yo Ma. O’Donovan has also performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra and the Utah Symphony Orchestra. In 2012, she sang on most of the tracks on the album "Be Still" by the jazz group the Dave Douglas Quintet, featuring trumpeter Dave Douglas. During the summer of 2013, she toured with Garrison Keillor and his "A Prairie Home Companion Radio Romance Tour."[4][5] She performed at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark 2014. In 2016, she released her second solo record, "In The Magic Hour," on Yep Roc Records, as well as the live record, "Man In A Neon Coat: Live From Cambridge." In summer 2017, joined Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home "Love and Comedy" Tour.



Spotify Singles
Spotify Singles is an album by musical artist Aoife O'Donovan, released on November 30, 2016.
Spotify Singles
Spotify Singles is a song by musical artist Aoife O'Donovan, released on November 30, 2016.
Sometymes Why
Crooked Still

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Album Appearances & References19

Popular Songs7

Song Appearances & References2

Musical Groups2

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Minor Film Appearances & References1

TV Shows3

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Music-Related Relationships6


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Upcoming Concerts37

Stoughton Opera House
Stoughton, United States
February 28, 2018
St Paul, United States
March 1, 2018
Thalia Hall
Chicago, United States
March 2, 2018
The Castle Theatre
Bloomington, United States
March 3, 2018
Memorial Hall
Cincinnati, United States
March 5, 2018
The Sheldon Concert Hall
St Louis, United States
March 6, 2018
Station Inn
Nashville, United States
March 8, 2018
Station Inn
Nashville, United States
March 9, 2018
Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, United States
March 10, 2018
Bijou Theatre
Knoxville, United States
March 12, 2018
9:30 Club
Washington, United States
March 13, 2018
Town Hall
New York, United States
March 15, 2018
Academy of Music Theatre
Northampton, United States
March 17, 2018
Teragram Ballroom
Los Angeles, United States
April 2, 2018
Great American Music Hall
San Francisco, United States
April 3, 2018
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
Santa Rosa, United States
April 4, 2018
Seattle, United States
April 6, 2018
Aladdin Theater
Portland, United States
April 7, 2018
The Wilma
Missoula, United States
April 8, 2018
Salt Lake City, United States
April 10, 2018
Community Concert Hall
Durango, United States
April 11, 2018
Boulder Theater
Boulder, United States
April 12, 2018
Hall L2 Church
Denver, United States
April 13, 2018
Walton Arts Center
Fayetteville, United States
April 17, 2018
Majestic Theatre
Dallas, United States
April 19, 2018
The Heights Theater
Houston, United States
April 20, 2018
Les Etoiles
Paris, France
May 4, 2018
Copenhagen, Denmark
May 5, 2018
Stockholm, Sweden
May 6, 2018
Silent Green
Berlin, Germany
May 7, 2018
Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 9, 2018
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
Los Angeles, United States
May 11, 2018
Dublin, Ireland
May 12, 2018
Sage Two
Gateshead, United Kingdom
May 14, 2018
Band on the Wall
Manchester, United Kingdom
May 15, 2018
The Station
Bristol, United Kingdom
May 16, 2018
Union Chapel
London, United Kingdom
May 17, 2018

News Articles9

I'm With Her to Release Debut Album 'See You Around' in 2018
  –  November 9, 2017
The trio of Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O'Donovan announced plans to release See You Around, their full-length debut album, on February 16 via Rounder Records. I'm With Her came together in California and Vermont to pen 11 of the album's 12 tracks.
I’m With Her Announce Debut Album ‘See You Around’ + UK & Ireland Tour
  –  November 9, 2017
Aoife O’Donovan. Today, they announced the release of their full-length debut, See You Around, out on Rounder Records February 16, 2018 (pre-order it here), prior to which they will play at Bush Hall on 30 January 2018. Based on previous UK visits ...
I'm With Her Head To Boulder Theater This April
  –  November 9, 2017
A band of extraordinary chemistry and exquisite musicianship, I'm With Her features Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O'Donovan. Collectively, the multi-Grammy-Award-winners have released seven solo efforts, co-founded two seminal bands (Nickel Creek ...
Inside the American Acoustic Tour – A Roundtable with 5 Younger-Generation Acoustic-Music Masters
  –  November 7, 2017
Spearheaded by mandolinist Chris Thile, the tour brought together Thile’s intrepid string band Punch Brothers, the fast-rising Americana trio I’m With Her (singer-songwriters Sarah Jarosz, Sara Watkins, and Aoife O’Donovan), and the jazz-guitar ...
8 movies about music to catch during the Sound Unseen film festival
  –  November 3, 2017
Crooked Still’s Aoife O’Donovan and fellow Wailin’ Jennys members Nicky Mehta and Heather Masse. Red House also just issued “Fifteen,” the Wailin’ Jennys first album in six years, so don’t be surprised to see them back in town soon.
John Strohm Named Rounder Records President
  –  November 2, 2017
Its outstanding artist roster includes Steve Martin, Béla Fleck, Abigail Washburn, Sarah Jarosz, I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan), Chris Hillman, Pokey LaFarge, George Thorogood, Sierra Hull, Raffi, Jerry Douglas ...
Watch I’m With Her Cover Adele’s ‘Send My Love (to Your New Lover)’
  –  November 1, 2017
Readers can press play above to watch the spine-tingling harmonies from the powerhouse trio: Nickel Creek’s Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan. I'm With Her's live "Send My Love" cover features a solo by Punch Brothers upright bassist Paul ...
‘True to the songs themselves’
  –  October 27, 2017
There also was touring with other musicians, where she could be part of a group. This includes her trio called I’m With Her, including Sara Watkins and Aoife O’Donovan, that began playing shows in 2015 and toured with The Punch Brothers this summer.
Central Floridians bring music to national Labor Day Capitol Concert
  –  September 1, 2017
For two Orlando residents, this weekend’s national Labor Day Capitol Concert in Washington ... Orchestra at the annual event on the U.S. Capitol’s west lawn. Singer Aoife O’Donovan will be onstage, performing patriotic and original songs.

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