Reviews

Press Quotes & Reviews

“Emma Langford is a treasure in Ireland’s music scene”
– Louise Bruton, The Irish Times

“The combination of light, airy vocals and fun lyrics make this one of my favourite tracks so far in 2019.
… Emma Langford’s witty lament to hopeless romantics wouldn’t be out of place within the eccentric soundtrack of your favourite low-budget indie film.”
– Christine Costello, Atwood Magazine (in praise of Goodbye Hawaii) 

Emma Langford live at The Duncairn, Belfast in 2019 – image credit: Stan Niklov

 

“She is a natural storyteller; these tales alone are almost worth price of entry.  She shares the good and the bad with a disarming, wholesome lilt…

Her performance is strong and confident, her voice rich and delicate and her band underpin it with an understated ease.”
– The Thin Air (Emma Langford & Band feat. Cúig at The Duncairn, Belfast) 

A beguiling, distinctive voice and a keen ear for a quirky melody” 
– Hot Press

The emotional weight of her vocal delivery is astounding… Emma Langford has confidently laid out ten reasons why she has the creative edge needed to stand out from the rest.”
– Golden Plec

Music that weaves a spell as you listen to it… [An] enduring piece of work.”
– Tony Clayton-Lea, The Irish Times

Emma Langford on stage at Limerick Summer Music 2019

A songwriter of great depth and personal soul searching and a voice to match.”
– RTÉ Lyric FM

 

 

 

 

“Underneath that zealous surface, Langford can innately approach sombre pieces with darker undertones and add the cherry on top with an assuring, melodic falsetto.”
– The Limerick Leader

Once it ends there is nothing left to do but sit back and say “Wow”.
To cross-over so many genres with such ease, from jazz to soul to folk, tie them all together as if they were the one, and write such competent poetry into them is a joy to experience as a music fan.”
Remy
 
“It’s always so reaffirming and a source of great joy when an artist is just as good if not better live than they are recorded.
Langford played a beauty of a set, just her and her guitar, she has such a wonderful vocal range, and her songs have meaning.
For her second last song of the night she did an improvised effect with her mouth that was fascinating, somehow imitating a jazz brass sound”
– Remy 
 
Gigonometry at The Workman’s Club, Dublin – Image Credit: Remy

Emma Langford is like a nightingale, except that the birds can not play the guitar.”
– Badische Zeitung

“The exuberant enthusiasm of the audience lured the wonderfully harmonious trio back onto the stage for several encores.”
– Jörg Linnhoff, Göttinger Tageblatt

Ray Yrure, Emma Langford, and Alec Brown return to the stage at Apex, Gottingen, Germany – image credit Jörg Linnhoff, Göttinger Tageblatt

“Her song All You Want sums up everything she wants to stand for: not bowing to conventions, showing her true colours.”
– Markus Liesegang, Westfälische Anzeiger

The Irish Folk Festival ‘Great Escape’ Tour (2017)

“With her expressive voice, she reflects the spirit of the “emerald isle” and creates with her Irish soul a music that people can cling to” 
– Suedkurier

Emma Langford at Passionskirche, Berlin – image by Norbert Baumann

“…beguiling voice to plucked guitar accompaniment.
She sings about growing up, her own mistakes and the pitfalls of love.
Delicate ballads like “Tug O’ War” and “All You Want” paint a picture of someone still exploring, and willing to make mistakes to find her place in life.
So personal are the lyrics, so bewitching her soft voice, expressing joy and sorrow all at once… And then she perfectly mimics a trumpet!” 
Algemeine Zeitung

 
Image Credit: Gregor Eisenhuth
 
“Guitarist and songwriter Emma Langford could be described as a gentle warrior.
The texts: socially critical. The voice: angelic.” 
 
 
 
 
“Emma Langford was the first on stage.
Young and talented, she sang of a modern Ireland. In the homeland, the singer-songwriter has gained a high reputation with socially critical lyrics.
In Selb she conquered her audience by storm and received thunderous applause.”
 
Emma Langford enchants the audience with her warm, clear voice, accompanying herself only with the guitar.’
Langenberg, Waz.de
 
Emma joins Socks In the Frying Pan on stage for a rousing encore – Image Credit: Gregor Eisenhuth