FOLKWORLD REVIEW

This Irish singer stands out for her beautiful crystal clear warm vocals. Stylistically she successfully bridges Irish trad, contemporary singer songwriter and Pop. The album offers a great selection of self penned and other songs. Her own songs are very well crafted, with the first two tracks on the album, both written by Aiofe, being immediately convincing: "All along the wild Atlantic way", her love letter to the West of Ireland through the voice of an Irish woman who had spent her last 60 years in Canada,and "we know where we stand", reflecting on Irish identity. The remainder of songs are by contemporary songwriters and show a good hand of choosing songs. The musical accompaniment features guitars, bouzouki, fiddle, piano. 
This debut album sounds fresh, positive and youthful, and should stand out on its own merits - no real need to mention the family connections with two of Ireland's best known singers - Aoife's mother is no other than Frances Black and her aunt is Mary Black.

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