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Wild Hog in the Woods and the Madison Folk Music Society present

Aoife Scott in Concert

Irish folksinger/songwriter from Dublin, Ireland
Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 7:30pm (doors open at 7)

931 E. Main Street (corner or E. Main and Brearly), entrance on Brearly

Admission $20 donation per person at the door, no advanced tickets

Parking lot south of the entrance

Proceeds benefit the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center remodeling capital campaign

Concert details:

  • Special Location: 931 East Main Street (entrance is on Brearly Street). NOTE: this address is the temporary location of the Williamson/Marquette (Wil-Mar) Neighborhood Center during remodeling of their regular location on Jenifer Street. Google Map
  • Admission: $20 donation at the door (no advanced tickets). Proceeds to benefit the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center’s remodeling capital campaign.
  • Date & Time: Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Doors open at 7:00pm, concert at 7:30pm.
  • Transportation:
    • Parking: free parking lot just south of the building. 
    • Madison Metro: if using the bus, there are many bus routes to choose from with stops two and three blocks away.  Use Metro's trip planner to plan your route.
    • Bicycle: The Capitol City Trail is a block away as it runs through McPike Park.
  • Concert Poster: Print a copy of the poster and post it in your office, local library or grocery store bulletin board. Or print the mini poster (two on one sheet) to share with your friends.
  • Stay up to date with any last minute changes on our Facebook page.

On the air at WORT FM:

Aoife will be on the air at 11 AM that morning on Madison’s community radio station, WORT FM 89.9 and wortfm.org, during the “Back to the Country” show with Bill Malone.

About Aoife:

Award-winning folk singer and songwriter from Dublin, Ireland, Aoife Scott will perform at the Wild Hog in its temporary* location, 931 East Main, Madison, with entrance on Brearly St.

Aoife Scott is a daughter of the legendary Black Family, one of the most important musical clans in Ireland. Aoife is rising to the top of the traditional and folk music scene by her own right, in Ireland, the U.S. and the world.

Fragile and ethereal one minute and strong and vibrant the next, Aoife has a dynamic and profound voice, which explores the emotional depths of her lyrics, leaving the audience entranced. Her music has a broad creative scope but is largely influenced by her own roots in folk and traditional Irish music.

Aoife is a true veteran of the Irish and Folk Festival circuit, having performed and headlined at dozens of festivals and venues around the globe and the Midwest, including Milwaukee’s Irish Fest and in Madison the past two years.

Her accolades include being named Best Folk Act at the Irish Post Music Awards, beating stiff competition in the category with the legendary Christy Moore, Dublin folk band Lankum as well as Limerick singer Emma Langford. She also claimed the award of Emerging Artist of the Year at the Live Ireland Awards in June 2018.

In 2019, her most recent song “The December Letter” won Single of the Year at the ALSR Celtic Music Awards (US) and was the most played Christmas song on RTE Radio 1 in December 2018.

Aoife’s single “All Along the Wild Atlantic Way” also hit the number 1 slot, knocking Ed Sheeran off the top spot and was named “Song of the Year” at the Irish Folk Music Awards in 2017. Aoife describes this song as her “love letter to the West of Ireland, a place where my heart lies”.

Aoife’s debut album, “Carry the Day”, was reviewed with resounding praise. The Irish Times quoted it as a “richly layered impressive debut album”. Folk World (EU) hailed her for “her beautiful crystal-clear warm vocals. Stylistically she successfully bridges Irish trad, contemporary singer songwriter and Pop”. The Irish Echo (US) described it as “an important installment in the legacy of traditional Irish music”.

Following the success of her debut album, in October Aoife will be releasing her first single from her next album, “HomeBird”, which is scheduled to be released in January, 2020.

Quotes about Aoife:

  • “Folk singer-songwriter Aoife Scott has an indefinable quality to her luscious voice that simply compels you to listen ... and once you listen to one song the rapture is complete, you’re hooked.” Folk Words
  • “an important installment in the legacy of traditional Irish music” – Irish Echo
  • “This Irish singer stands out for her beautiful crystal clear warm vocals. Stylistically she successfully bridges Irish trad, contemporary singer songwriter and Pop. “ Folk World
  • “A fiery passionate young talent springing from a fine musical family. ” HotPress
  • “Aoife Scott on lead vocals has a hauntingly beautiful voice” — GlasgowWestEnd.co.Uk
  • “Scott may only just have released her critically acclaimed first album, but her voice has a maturity that is reminiscent of both the English singer (Kate Rusby) and Scotland’s own beloved Eddi Reader”– Ticketmaster.co.uk

Press Release:

View our full press kit with information about the concert, Aoife Scott, the Wild Hog in the Woods and the Madison Folk Music Society.  

More information about Aoife Scott:

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Proceeds to the Wil-Mar remodeling capital campaign
Can't attend the concert? You can contribute directly to the campaign


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