Aoife Scott is an award winning folk singer and songwriter based in Dublin, Ireland. Her music has a broad creative scope but is largely influenced by her own roots in folk and traditional Irish music.
Born into the legendary Black Family, Aoife is steadily rising to the top of the traditional and folk music scene, and has long enjoyed success as an established artist in her own right. Fragile and ethereal one minute and strong and vibrant the next, her dynamic and profound vocals explore the emotional depths of her lyrics, leaving the audience entranced.
Following her highly celebrated debut album, Carry The Day, which was triumphantly launched at Temple Bar Tradfest in 2016 to rapturous acclaim, Aoife Scott released her much anticipated second album “HomeBird” in January 2020 at the Button Factory at Temple Bar Trad Festival 2020. And Already this year Aoife was awarded the ASLR Celtic Music Awards Female Vocalist of the Year 2020, her album reached the iTunes No 1 – Ireland Album Charts and was Album of the Week – RTÉ Radio 1. ASLR Celtic Music Awards Female Vocal album of the Year 2021
Produced by 12 time Grammy Award winner, banjo and guitar virtuoso Ron Block (Alison Krauss & Union Station, & ‘Oh Brother Where art thou), her second album is in many ways a turning point in her musical legacy. Recorded in Nashville and Dublin, “HomeBird” is an impressive collaboration featuring the best of Irish folk musicians and Grammy award winning Bluegrass musicians Sierra Hull, Stuart Duncan and producer Ron Block. First single from the HomeBird record was ‘Sweet October’ born from the downtime a cancelled summer festival season brought with a look forward to a brighter future.
And, it’s only a few short years since Aoife’s single “All Along the Wild Atlantic Way” also hit the number 1 slot in Ireland, knocking Ed Sheeran off the top spot and was named “Song of the Year” at the Irish Folk Music Awards in 2017. While in America she received the award of Emerging Artist of the Year at the Live Ireland Awards (US) in 2018. In 2019, her song “The December Letter” won Single of the Year at the ALSR Celtic Music Awards (US) and was the most played Christmas song on RTE Radio 1 for December 2018. Her career successes have seen Aoife and her cousins, Róisín O & Danny O Reilly from The Coronas, release their single “Grace” which hit straight into the number 1 slot on iTunes in Ireland. This performance gained half a million views on youtube with their performance from Kilmainham Gaol as part of Centenary on RTE1.
“An important installment in the legacy of traditional Irish music” — Irish Echo
“A fiery passionate young talent springing from a fine musical family.” — HotPress