Storytelling sits at the heart of everything Emma Langford does; interweaving her live performances and shining through her works. Hers is an inimitable, dreamy voice on the frontline of a new wave of Irish folk.
Langford was awarded the RTÉ Folk Award for Best Emerging Artist in 2018, and in following years was twice nominated for Best Folk Singer. She received the Music Network RESONATE residency and Arts Council Agility Award in 2021 to support a continuing musical exploration of women in Irish history. Since 2017 Emma has written and independently released two highly acclaimed albums – Quiet Giant & Sowing Acorns – laying the groundwork for a bright, busy future.
As part of an international tour, in 2019 Langford made her US debut at the world’s largest celebration of Irish music, Milwaukee Irish Fest - she makes her return to the US in August this year.
Emma made the bold choice to release her new album, Sowing Acorns at the height of a global pandemic – the gamble paid dividends, and her sophomore record received huge international praise. The artist climbed the charts 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 on RTÉ’s Ireland In Music which has been broadcast to a huge global audience; and joined the wildly successful supergroup Irish Women In Harmony.
In 2023 she is back on the road around the US, Ireland and Germany sharing work from her genre-defying catalogue of songs, while continuing her research around Irish women in myth and history.
“I absolutely love her music, and the way she thinks... She’s someone I hope to work
with myself one day."
"An impressive, eclectic offering... arresting and defiant"
The Irish Independent
"Emma Langford has delivered a mature, assured and eminently listenable album, frothing with melodic charm and lyrical intrigue."
Folk Radio UK