Emma Langford hails from Limerick city in the south-west of Ireland. This singer-songwriter combines a powerful signature vocal and musical style blending elements of an Irish lilt with Latin beat, jazz and folk. Sparse guitar work complements a profound natural sense of melody while wry and insightful lyrics and a uniquely cheerful demeanour combine to create an engaging and personable presence, both on-stage and off. Emma is most often compared to her influences Eva Cassidy and Joni Mitchell.
Since entering the live music scene in 2013 Emma has been traversing the island of Ireland solo and with a host of musicians. The young artists has made appearances in some of the country's foremost venues such as Limerick's Dolans, Dublin's Whelans, St James' Church in Dingle; and at festivals such as Electric Picnic and the Doolin Folk Festival. She has in this short time also massively enjoyed sharing a stage with internationally recognised artists such as Ron Sexsmith, Ham Sandwich, Hermitage Green, Ben Caplan, Max Jury and Roisín O, to name but a few.
In early 2016 Emma received international acclaim for Tug O' War, a home-recorded song about anxiety, which propelled her to a national audience. On the back of this, she successfully crowd-funded and launched her self-titled debut EP in June of the same year to a sold-out date in Limerick. In 2017 Emma is balancing gigging, touring and writing with completing an MA in Community Music at the Irish World Academy in Limerick, and is looking forward to beginning work on her first album.
EP available for DL & purchase: emmalangfordmusic.bandcamp.com
Reviews for Emma Langford
"...there's an almost angelic quality to her material."
- Roisin Dwyer, Commissioning Editor, Hotpress Magazine
"...a songwriter of great depth and personal soul searching and a voice to match - a voice that exudes maturity beyond her years and yet implies a vulnerability and innocence."
- Carl Corcoran, Presenter, The Blue of the Night, RTÉ lyric fm
"Langford’s voice is sublime and effortlessly mesmerising as she moves through her repertoire... it's not only the music that is enticing but also the repartee, as Langford proves to be an engaging raconteur."
- John Loftus, Presenter, Sounds From a Green World, 8Radio
"...we all fell in love with her. Her voice is strong yet sweet and her stage presence is wonderfully vulnerable."
- Mick Dolan, Owner, Dolans' Pub, Limerick City, Ireland
EP available for download at http://emmalangfordmusic.bandcamp.com/