Aoife is a traditional harper / singer / fiddle player from Co. Galway, based in Cork. Her passion for traditional music developed in her childhood, on into her time at UCC studying Music and Gaeilge, and later at CIT Cork School of Music. Although rooted in Irish music, she takes influence from other music traditions, especially Appalachian (old-time) and Scottish music. Her playing and arrangements for harp and ensemble reflect her love for the purely traditional, as well as more contemporary sounds. She recently graduated from CSM with an MA in Music Performance, having played her last two masters concerts to a packed-out audience - one in the Stack Theatre, CSM, and the other at the beautiful Goldie Chapel, Nano Nagle Place. She released her debut album, The Green Hills, on 14th February 2020, which is now available on all downloading and streaming services, with CD purchase available from bandcamp.
Debut Single from the album: Casadh Timpeall / Murphy's Wallet (Jigs)
The Green Hills
Aoife's debut album, featuring new solo harp arrangements of traditional tunes and songs, and ensemble tracks featuring Ryan McAuley (five string banjo), Caolán Keogh (fiddle), Ciara O'Leary Fitzpatrick (concertina) and Ultan Lavery (fiddle). It is a culmination of the past two years of Aoife’s exploring of traditional music on the harp in particular, how it fits in and stands out in various ensemble settings, and her exploration of other traditions, especially Scottish and old-time music.