Ladies and Gentlemen, we are delighted to introduce you to our new singer, Aoife Scott. We’re delighted to welcome her into the Outside Track family, and look forward to introducing you to her at gigs! Here’s some samples to listen to, and her biography.
That the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree is an oft-stated truism, but in Aoife Scott’s case that doesn’t make it any less valid. Born into the legendary Black Family – which includes her mother, Frances, and her aunt, Mary – she has been surrounded by and immersed in music from an early age, from listening to her grandparents, mother, aunt and uncles making music around the fire, to observing the backstage workings of festivals both here and abroad. Now she is making her own way in the music business. Aoife moved to the west coast of Ireland several years ago and her passion for the native Irish language spoken there is reflected in her choice of songs. She possesses a voice that evokes the wild western landscape: fragile one minute and forceful the next. Her experiences while living in the west, the people, the places and the sounds of Connemara, can be heard in her remarkable and unique performances. Now living in Dublin, her character-laden voice has been quietly generating a buzz amongst her fellow musicians for several years. Her work includes prestigious performances with some of Ireland’s finest musicians and international acts including Sharon Shannon, Séamus Begley, Brian Kennedy, Altan, Cherish the Ladies, Eddi Reader, John Prine, and of course the Black Family. Aoife’s vocal talents were featured heavily in the IFTA award winning TV series 1916 Seachtar na Cásca. Her evocative singing packed a powerful emotional punch in the conclusion of all seven episodes of a landmark TV series. She has also made other TV appearances on the BBC’s Imeall Geal, and TG4’s An Nollaig Linn, and Ceol na nOileáin.