Independent folk-rock musician Ailbhe Reddy goes on tour • GCN


Get ready, the whole world, for some raw and heartfelt alt-folk tunes, as Ailbhe Reddy goes on tour.

Ailbhe’s journey with the music industry began in 2014 when her touching song “Cover Me” was used for Today FM’s Shave or Dye radio ad campaign. Since then, his career as an “Irish indie mewsishun” has taken off.

“I actually recorded this song on eight tracks in my bedroom and someone heard it when I shared it on Facebook or Soundcloud,” Ailbhe recalls. “My music has changed a lot. This song was just an acoustic guitar and a voice.

“I had some nice breaks, but it took me a long time to find the right way to release my first album,” she adds, reflecting on how she has changed as a musician since 2014 . “I think I’m a better songwriter and I understand the industry a lot better. This little hiatus was pure fluke, now I think I have a better idea of ​​what I’m doing. ‘hope !

“I’m working with a lot more people now,” adds Ailbhe, “I just finished co-producing my second album with Tommy McLaughlin at Attica Studio in Donegal, so it sounds a lot different from this demo.”

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With the support of Maria Kelly, Ailbhe shoots her first album, Personal story, which she describes as indie folk-rock.

“I really loved Julia Jacklin’s Crushing record, as well as Land of Talk, Alvvays and a few other bands, ”she tells us about her main influences. “If you like any of these, you might like Personal story. “

If you can catch any of his performances live, stay tuned. Personal improvement and Personal story, two songs for which Ailbhe admits to having a weakness. “They just took me awhile to fully understand and relate to very specific moments in my life that I felt were important.”

The Dublin-based singer-songwriter recently performed at Féile in 3Arena as part of Irish Women in Harmony, which she describes as a “pretty impressive” experience.

“I have to sing my favorite Sinéad O’Connor song Mandingo with my girlfriend Faye O’Rourke. We’ve known each other for a long time, but we’ve never played together and it was super craic. What an experience to sing in the 3rd arena too. Great team and incredible to be accompanied by the chamber orchestra!

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Sadly, Ailbhe was one of the many artists who have been hit hard by the pandemic.

“I had so much at stake that everything was canceled, things that changed my life. But I hope everything will come back. And a lot of people will be in my place. I think at this point half the job is what I like to call “disappointment management”.

Determined to look on the bright side, however, Ailbhe goes on to say, “I had a lot of time during Lockdown One and wrote and demoed my entire second album. It was therefore a plus. “

The Ailbhe Reddy Tour will take her to Kerry, Galway, Limerick and Dublin on December 26, 27, 28 and 10 respectively.

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