Emma Langford to launch versatile EP in Dolan's

Fintan Walsh

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Fintan Walsh

Emma Langford to launch versatile EP in Dolan's

Emma Langford, 26, releases her debut, eponymous EP at Dolan’s Upstairs this Saturday

Fintan Walshfintan.walsh@limerickleader.ie

THIS Saturday night, following the unique Limerick Lady festival, Caherdavin singer-songwriter Emma Langford is expected to woo the crowd at Dolan’s Upstairs with the launch of her debut, eponymous EP.

The 26-year-old artist will deliver, for the first time, six tracks of multi-instrumental versatility that effectively complement her smooth, vibratory vocal textures.

Widely-known to be a capable solo act, Emma brings a band of flexible musicians that beautifully deliver brushes of jazz, indie folk and acoustic brilliance in each track, namely the introduction, You Are Not Mine, and her social media success Tug O’ War.

She finishes off the first EP with her own musical idiosyncrasies, in Goodbye Hawaii. Though the album is without a brass instrument, her voice box was more than able to generate the fluid sound of a trumpet throughout the gung-ho track.

“Through our choices of instruments, rhythms, the songs I've written, and my own vocal nuances we've managed to fuse elements of Irish, latin, folk and blues music within the six tracks. This EP definitely showcases my lyrical, vocal, and musical range. It's at times fun, at times a tearjerker and, at others, introspective.

“Every track is very different in terms of tone, genre, and the themes it explores. I'm really looking forward to everyone having a different favourite song,” she enthused.

The band includes Clint Fitzgerald on piano, percussion, lapsteel and guitars, Karl Nesbitt played bodhrán, bouzouki, and flute, and Peter Hanagan performed the double bass.

Tickets for her EP launch on Saturday, June 18, at 9pm, are €10.