Emma Langford Launches Debut Album at Dolan’s Warehouse

Emma Langford launches debut album Quiet Giant at Dolan’s Warehouse.

Award-winning artist Emma Langford performed at Dolan’s Warehouse on December 2nd for the launch of her debut album, Quiet Giant

Following the huge success of her 2016 self-titled and crowd-funded EP 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.

Ahead of her 2017 tour kicking off, Emma was delighted to be awarded Best Female at The Pure M Awards 2017 in August.

Langford is a singer-songwriter from Limerick city. Her vocal style blends Irish lilt with folk and jazz, and her guitar work delicately complements an intuitive sense of melody; she has woven a sound which Phil Coulter describes as “a breath of fresh air”. Her wry and insightful penmanship combined with a cheerful stage-demeanor prove to create an engaging live presence.The young artist has supported internationally recognized artists such as Ron Sexsmith, Declan O’Rourke, Roisín O and Hermitage Green to name but a few. 

Emma has just arrived home to Limerick after travelling to Germany and Switzerland with the Irish Folk Festival this winter. Her debut album, Quiet Giant was released in October.

Pictures by Dolf Patjin/ilovelimerick

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