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2 Day Songwriting Workshop with Emma Langford

2 Day Songwriting Workshop with Emma Langford

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2 Day Songwriting Workshop with Emma Langford

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These workshops will centre on Emma’s own current work - distilling local lore into song, creating work that captures the essence of Irish history and folklore, delivering those stories through our own unique voice and sound. We'll explore the creative process behind sculpting those stories into song.

2 Day Workshop - Thurs and Fri, from 9am to 12:30pm

Storytelling sits at the heart of everything Emma Langford does; interweaving her live performances, and shining through her recorded works. Hers is an inimitable, dreamy voice in the new wave of Irish folk.

Langford was awarded the RTÉ Folk Award for Best Emerging Artist in 2018, and in 2020 and 2021 was nominated for Best Folk Singer. She received the Music Network RESONATE residency, and Arts Council Agility Award in ’21 to support her continuing musical exploration of women in Irish history. Emma has written and independently released two highly acclaimed albums, Quiet Giant (2017) & Sowing Acorns (2020), laying the groundwork for a bright, busy future. As part of an international tour, 2019 saw Langford make her US debut at the world’s largest celebration of Irish music, Milwaukee Irish Fest.

Never one to shy from a challenge, she made the ultimately rewarding choice to release her latest album at the height of a pandemic – Sowing Acorns, which landed in September 2020, receiving huge international praise. The artist then quietly climbed up the charts across iTunes and Irish radio with her epic folk ballad Birdsong; collaborated with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra; was selected to perform at the prestigious Ireland Music Week international showcase, and joined the hugely successful Irish Women In Harmony. She was also featured in the leading role of Aedan Cara on a musical theatre concept album, ‘Colours,’ that was released online in April 2021.

2022 will see her collaborate on a project surrounding the legendary Gráinne Mhaol, Pirate Queen, with award-winning Irish conductor and composer Eimear Noone, and take part in the Irish Women in Harmony national tour.

All events or shows will be filmed or photographed. Buying a ticket affirms your consent to the filming, sound recording or photographing of yourself as a member of the audience. Photography and recordings are strictly forbidden without the permission of the Listowel Writers' Week Literary Festival Management.

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