Chandler presents Aoife O'Donovan Band, September 8, 2012 at 7:30pm. Reserved seating is: $26.50 Advance, $32 Day of show.
When USA Today predicted that Aoife O’Donovan would soon become “the newest darling of the Americana set”, it had already been true for quite some time. Aoife is renowned for her ability to breathe magic into anything she sings. Chandler audiences discovered this when she performed with Crooked Still in November 2006. We are delighted to welcome her back with her band: Ryan Scott on guitar, Robin MacMillan on drums and Jacob Silver on bass.
Aoife (pronounced EEF-ah) grew up in a musical family, immersed in folk music. She went on to study contemporary improvisation at the New England Conservatory of Music in her hometown of Boston. Since her first professional engagement singing lead for the folk group The Wayfaring Strangers, she has maintained a wide variety of side projects and collaborations, working with numerous other artists including Ollabelle, Sometymes Why, Karan Casey and Seamus Egan, Jerry Douglas, Jim Lauderdale, Darol Anger, Sarah Jarosz, Sara Watkins, Christina Courtin, Noam Pikelny and Chris Thile (The Punch Brothers). Most recently she has recorded and performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan and Chris Thile as a guest vocalist on The Goat Rodeo Sessions (Sony Masterworks Oct 2011).
For the past 10 years, Aoife has been fronting the alt-bluegrass/string band Crooked Still, which she formed when she was 18. Despite her young age, Aoife has toured in ten different countries, performed with the Boston Pops and the Utah Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared on countless radio and television programs.
Her natural talent for songwriting recently came to the attention of Alison Krauss, who recorded Aoife’s song Lay My Burden Down, which is included on Alison’s album Paper Airplane (2011 Rounder Records) and can also be heard in the film Get Low (2010 Sony Pictures). Aoife’s crystalline voice has also been heard on True Blood (HBO) and Private Practice (ABC).
In June 2010, Aoife released her first solo recording in the form of a limited edition 7” vinyl. Featuring two original tracks, it garnered rave reviews from audiophiles worldwide.
Aoife is currently performing shows with her band, Ryan Scott on guitar, Robin MacMillan on drums and Jacob Silver on bass, with plans to record a full length album due for release in 2012.
For more information, visit: http://www.aoifeodonovan.com/
For tickets, visit: http://www.chandler-arts.org/events.php?event=221
Chandler Center for the Arts is a community-based arts organization in Randolph, Vermont, serving Central Vermont and the Upper Valley region with a year-round series of performances, art exhibits and educational opportunities in historic Chandler Music Hall and Gallery.
Performances by world-renowned musicians, special projects celebrating the talent of local musicians and actors, and an eclectic series of gallery exhibits are made possible by generous support from individuals, businesses and foundations.
Chandler Music Hall is renowned for its incomparable acoustics: sound easily reaches every part of the 575-seat, handsomely stenciled auditorium. Chandler Gallery has wonderful natural light, and its upper floor works well as a space for smaller, informal meetings, rehearsals and performances. Both the music hall and gallery are handicap accessible.
Programming at Chandler Music Hall and Gallery is a carefully chosen mix of touring artists whose performances enrich the lives of people of all ages and incomes. Patrons can expect to hear a wide variety of music representing a variety of genres: classical, folk, multi-cultural, Celtic and French Canadian, traditional music, jazz and popular music, as well as dance and theatre.
Chandler proudly sponsors three popular annual festivals each year to include the New World Festival, the Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, and Fiddlehead Festival.