Winner of the prestigious RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards’ ‘Best Emerging Artist’ and nominated for the Irish Post Music Awards’ ‘Best Folk Act’, Emma Langford has wasted no time this year in establishing herself on the Irish and international folk scene.
Since the release of her self-titled debut EP in 2016 she has worked alongside internationally recognised artists Ron Sexsmith, Beoga, Wallis Bird, Phil Coulter, Eddi Reader, and Declan O’Rourke among others; and is a frequent touring support act for Mick Flannery, Jack Lukeman, and Mundy.
Emma Langford’s distinctive voice is described by song-writing legend Phil Coulter as “a breath of fresh air”. She deftly blends traditional Irish lilt with folk and jazz nuances, while delicate guitar work complements a clear intuitive sense of melody.
Hailing from Limerick City in the South-West of Ireland, her fusion of home-grown brazen wit and piercingly insightful lyrics create the enthralling live on-stage presence for which the young artist is so well known.
In style and sound she is often compared to some of the finest songwriters in musical history, such as Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez and Nick Drake.