An award-winning songwriter and performer, Emma Langford’s work pivots on an axis of myth, history, identity and femininity. Her music is inspired by her upbringing in a country where storytelling is king – imbued with humour, vibrant imagery and all the drama of the rugged West coast of Ireland.
Representation and Touring Formats
Representation: Exclusive – U.S.
Touring Formats: Solo, Duo, Quartet
Educational: Residencies, workshops & school events
“Emma Langford is a treasure in Ireland’s music scene”
– Louise Bruton, The Irish Times
“mature, assured and eminently listenable … frothing with melodic charm and lyrical intrigue”
– Folk Radio UK
“There was a restless curiosity and a cheeky inventiveness that took this Limerick lass far beyond cliché and into the genuinely exciting”
– The Greystones Guide
“A breath of fresh air”
– Phil Coulter
Emma Langford calls Limerick City in the West of Ireland home. Storytelling sits at the heart of everything this songwriter does; interweaving her live performances, and shining through her works. Hers is an inimitable, dreamy voice at 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 by the national broadcaster for Best Folk Singer. She received the Music Network RESONATE residency, and Arts Council of Ireland 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 this August. Emma made the bold choice to release her new album, Sowing Acorns at the height of a global pandemic in 2020 – 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 across the world to a huge global audience; and joined the wildly successful supergroup Irish Women In Harmony.
In 2022 she is back on the road sharing work from her eclectic catalogue, and continuing her Arts Council supported 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… I wish I’d discovered Emma Langford sooner; now I have all this catching up to do!”
– Janis Ian