Emma Langford’s debut album, ‘Quiet Giant’ , is out now!

Following the success of her self-titled EP in 2016 praised by Hotpress Magazine as “almost angelic”, Emma Langford returns with her debut album, ‘Quiet Giant’. The album showcases ten tracks, set against a stunning backdrop of strings, percussion and piano. The songs dance lightly between genres, weaving a coming-of-age narrative that explores love, heartbreak, and wrestling with self-doubt. 

‘Quiet Giant’ was recorded amidst the rolling pastures of Portlaoise at Golden Egg Studios, with Grammy nominated producers Graham Murphy & Chris O’Brien of the Production Suite. The album lands as Langford embarks on a tour of Germany and Switzerland in October and November with the Irish Folk Festival. Irish and UK tour dates to follow. 

Alongside the album pre-order, you also have the opportunity to grab a range of exclusive merchandise and tickets for the album launch at Dolans Warehouse in Limerick in December. 

Since entering the live music scene in 2013 Emma has been gigging throughout Ireland both solo and with a host of musicians. Emma has made appearances in some of the country’s foremost venues such as Limerick’s Dolans, Dublin’s Whelan’s, St James’ Church in Dingle; and at festivals such as Electric Picnic and the Doolin Folk Festival and is now branching out through her current tour to Germany and Switzerland.

Emma released her EP in June of last year and has since gone on to play sold-out shows throughout Limerick with her debut release receiving widespread acclaim.

Emma Langford’s band consists of Tadhg Murphy on violin, Hannah Nic Gearailt on keys and vocals, Peter Hanagan on double bass, Ray Yrure on percussion and Alec Brown on cello and vocals.

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Emma Langford Releases Music Video for The Seduction of Eve

Emma Langford has released a new music video for single, The Seduction of Eve

The up-and-coming Limerick artist Emma Langford released the music video for The Seduction of Eve following her EP launch at Dolans on June 18.

 

The 26-year-old Caherdavin songwriter and guitarist first entered the local music scene in 2013, showcasing her unique jazz-folk style of music and guitar playing. She quickly gained a following from her frequent performances at various open mic nights in the city and university venues.

Emma’s EP is filled with mesmerizing, versatile material to suit all tastes and styles.

Other songs aside from the stunning The Seduction of Eve featured on the new release are Closed Book, Tug O’ War, You Are Not Mine, Goodbye Hawaii and All You Want.

The band features Clint Fitzgerald on piano, percussion, lapsteel and guitars, Karl Nesbitt on bodhrán, bouzouki, and flute, and Peter Hanagan on the double bass.

Describing the record, she said: “Through our choices of instruments, rhythms, the songs I’ve written, and my own vocal nuances we’ve somehow managed to fuse elements of Irish, Latin, folk and blues music within the six tracks. This EP definitely showcases my lyrical, vocal, and musical range. It’s at times fun, at times a tearjerker and, at others, introspective.

“Every track is very different in terms of tone, genre, and the themes it explores. I’m really looking forward to everyone having a different favourite song,” she enthused.

Read more about emerging artist Emma Langford here

Emmas EP is now widely available here

Check out Emma’s new music video Seduction of Eve as well as her youtube channel here

Written by an I Love Limerick correspondent

Emma Langford Launches Debut EP Upstairs at Dolan’s, Limerick

A packed Dolan’s pub hosted the launch of Emma Langford’s debut EP with live performances from Emma Langford and band, with support from the talented Nile St James.

Emma Langford debuts EP at Dolans Limerick
Emma Langford debuts EP at Dolans Limerick.
Pictured above Nile St James warms up the audience.
Picture by Cian Reinhardt/ilovelimerick

Emma promised a performance that would be mellow yet containing high energy to keep the sold-out room entertained for the event, and the acts on the night certainly delivered.

“I’m finding it hard to absorb it all! The EP and the launch have been a good half a year in the making, so it’s hard to believe it’s all done! Onward now to the next thing,” Emma commented on the release of her EP.

Taking to the stage at 9.30pm Emma’s childhood friend and talented singer Nile St James, along with a guitarist and backing vocalist, warmed up the thronged room in the Upstairs venue of Dolan’s Pub in Limerick City.

After playing a half hour set, Nile St James and band ended their set to rapturous applause followed by greetings and kind words from the audience as they made their way off stage.

After a short intermission, the main act made their way to the stage, Emma Langford accompanied by a violinist, cellist and a drummer. Emma, herself on guitar and vocals, as she set a tall glass of water down beside her for the night ahead.

The crowd fell silent through each song before erupting at the final note…

The performance was exactly as she described, a mixture of lower melancholic

Emma Langford debuts EP
Emma Langford debuts EP at Dolans. Picture by Cian Reinhardt/ilovelimerick

sounds and some more upbeat tracks that feature on her self-titled debut EP.

Entranced by a beautiful voice and soothing music, the crowd fell silent through each song before erupting at the final note of each as the young Limerick singer-songwriter entertained between songs with often humorous anecdotes and quips about the compositions she was about to play.

The following day, Nile St James showed his appreciation for Emma and her work on social media, saying, “What an amazing night. Congratulations to Emma Langford for such a beautiful evening. Had the time of my life supporting you in Dolans. Looking forward to the next gig.”

Emma has recently launched her music video for her song ‘The Seduction of Eve’, which you can watch below.

You can find Emma’s youtube channel here.

You can find out more about Emma on her official Facebook Page.

If you want to read more about Emma Langford, you can find more stories here.

Photos by Cian Reinhardt

Written by an I Love Limerick correspondent

Emma Langford to Launch New EP In Dolans, Limerick

Emma Langfords New EP debuts In Dolans Upstairs on June 18.

The versatile 26-year-old songwriter, from Caherdavin, will launch the eponymous debut, following years of gigs around the country and recent online success with her single Tug O’ War.

The six-track self-titled EP mirrors the tone of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’, with other influences emanating from modern scorers, such as Wallis Bird, Lisa Hannigan and Kathleen Turner.
Emma, who graduated from UL with a BA in Voice and Dance at the Irish World Academy in 2013, also cites jazz, gospel and contemporary Irish music as personal drivers in her compositions.

Emma Langfords new EP includes recently acclaimed composition, Tug O’ War, which garnered national and international attention through social media, when she accompanied the deep, acoustic track with a modest, piece-to-camera music video.
Ahead of the launch, she says that the sound of six tracks is “an unusual mix”:

“Through our choices of instruments, rhythms, the songs I’ve written, and my own vocal nuances we’ve managed to fuse elements of Irish, Latin, folk and blues music within the six tracks. This EP definitely showcases my lyrical, vocal, and musical range. It’s at times fun, at times a tear-jerker and, at others, introspective. Every track is very different in terms of tone, genre, and the themes it explores. I’m really looking forward to everyone having a different favourite song!

“This EP is a first step in asserting who I am as an artist. While in a way this is about me communicating who I am and the way I see the world, it’s as much about the listener hearing and relating to that in some way. I like to think I’ve kept it quite real and accessible for the listener. I’m just telling stories, really.”

Following the launch, the young artist will engage in a nationwide promotional tour, with a score of performances booked in Limerick, Ennis, Lahinch, Cork, Galway and Mayo and many more.

“In the longer term over the next year I hope to get the ball rolling on the next project. This time I won’t be crowdfunding for a multitude of reasons – predominantly because I’d like to hold on to a few of my fans… and friends! The next project will take on a different sound again, edging toward a dark folk vibe more akin to the likes of Ben Caplan, Nick Cave, or early Mumford & Sons.
“I hope to explore more deeply a few of the themes I touch on in this EP both musically and lyrically. I’m planning to afford a bit of time to writing new material too.”

Emma Langfords New EP launching in Dolans

Written by an I Love Limerick correspondent

Emma Langford launches Crowd-Funding Campaign

Young Limerick singer-songwriter Emma Langford has just launched a public funding campaign to help fund her upcoming project: a six-track EP set to be released this summer.

Emma, who launched the campaign earlier this week, aims to raise €3,000, which will go towards production, artwork, promotion and a music video. As of Wednesday, March 23, Emma had raised €861.

“I have managed to save a little money myself to put toward the EP but it just isn’t enough, and I really want to put my best foot forward. Unfortunately in the world of music as in any other you get what you pay for, so producing a quality record costs money,” Emma told.

The tracks are set to be “diverse in theme and in style” according to Emma.

Emma Langford
Emma Langford –
Photo: Emily Gale

“The six tracks will feature a range of instruments, including violin, viola, piano, bodhrán, flute, bass and guitar. The whole EP has come to have a very Irish vibe to it across the board, just in terms of some of the rhythms we’ve decided to play around with, and the instruments we’ve chosen to work with, but we’ll be very much staying true to my own sounds of folk and blues,” revealed Emma Langford. She complimented the collective of artists she worked alongside, saying they were a “fantastic” group of people.

Emma hopes that her forthcoming EP will be “a good indication of who I am as an artist”. She hopes her upcoming track will open up festival and concert gig opportunities

You can reach her public funding campaign via her social media fan pages.

Have a listen to some of Emma’s originals here on Soundcloud

Find Emma’s public funding campaign on Facebook here

Find her newly released single here

Written by an I Love Limerick correspondent

Singer Emma Langford Releases Home Video for Tug O’ War

Emma Langford Releases New Track About Anxiety titled Tug O’ War – Young Limerick singer-songwriter Emma Langford has caught the affection of the public with her latest track, ‘Tug O’ War’.

Emma’s new song is about dealing with anxiety and has harvested a massive amount of compassion and empathy from both her fans and the general public nationwide.

Image Credit: Emily Gale

Emma Langford, 26, came up with ‘Tug O’ War’ while showering one day. Emma explained that the shower is where she gets her inspiration for most of her songs.

“I get my best ideas in the shower, so I did a bit of exercise, took a shower, starting humming along to the rhythm of the water and the electrical hum, and Emma Langfords single Tug O War was born,” Emma smiled.

Emma Langford discusses openly her ordeal with anxiety , “I’m somewhat out of regular work at the moment and I’m finding it hard to leave the house. I get anxious a lot, and like any creativeperson I spend a lot of my time doubting myself, my creative choices, the path I’ve chosen in life.”

In her newest song Emma encourages her fans and like-minded folk to “be bigger than the little voice of anxiety inside your head”. 

Emma Langford urges people to not allow anxiety, “stop you from brazenly going forth and reaching your potential.” She encourages fans and like-minded folk to “be bigger than the little voice of anxiety inside your head”.

Emma gives credit to Ben Caplan and Kathleen Turner by whom she was inspired while writing her recently published song.

Image credit: Emily Gale

Emma talks about her exemplars, “Kathleen is someone I really admire for her song writing, and she taught me gospel in college which I think comes through in the whole vibe of the song.

“Ben, who I supported recently in Limerick venue. Dolan’s, sings in this beautifully soulful low register, so that inspired me to play around in my own low register.”

Emma Langford is no newcomer to the world of music and performing. Having already played her tunes all around Limerick city and county, Emma’s now looking to bring her music to a national level.

“I’m currently reaching out to venues around the country for a few gigs.  I really want to bring my music to new audiences – I’m tired of playing – literally – within my comfort zone.” Emma explains.

Emma Langford is currently working on a new EP which she hopes will be released in the coming months.

 

 

Listen to Emma Langford’s new song Tug O’ War and check out Emma’s amazing talent on Youtube here

Have a listen to more of Emma’s original songs here on Soundcloud

Find out more about Emma Langford on Facebook here

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