(c) Ciaran O'Brien
Ailbhe Reddy
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Ailbhe Reddy

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Indie-folk rock that rises from the ashes of broken hearts.

Biography

by Robbie Morrissey
31 May 2017

NEW RELEASE – SEPTEMBER 2020

Growing up her native Dublin, Ailbhe Reddy is highly regarded amongst the Irish press. But before that, the indie-folk artist was already making a name for herself in bars and venue throughout the Irish Capital through showcases. It would be hard to find a festival on the island that she has not played either, having been billed on Electric Picnic, Body&Soul, and Hard Working Class Heroes to name but a few.

 

Late last year, Ailbhe released her own EP ‘Hollowed Out Sea’ and premiered the first single from it, a flaming folk track from the embers of love, ‘Distrust’. Heralded as ‘the best new thing in music’ among other superlatives, Reddy has a haunting voice and impeccable taste for lyrics that would be hard to argue with.

Before all this, ‘Flesh & Blood’ did offer the initial taste of songwriting from the Dubliner in 2015. A demo of another song called ‘Cover Up’ made its way onto national radio advert and kickstarted what has since been a promising opening note on the way to much more success no doubt. Her new EP ‘Attach To Memory’ has also just dropped, a more full sounding effort and a sign of progression – her excellent show at The Great Escape proved that her future was bright.

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