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Maz O’Connor grew up in the wild Lake District of the Romantic Poets, studied literature at Cambridge and is now settled in East London. Her roots are in Ireland, where her grandparents hail from, and all of these diverse influences work together to make her songwriting something unique. Her exceptional voice provides the perfect vehicle for her powerful songs. Maz spent her teenage years singing in folk clubs, and in 2014 was the recipient of a BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship (Adele was a previous recipient) which paired her as an emerging artist in residence with The English Folk Dance and Song Society. During this year she wrote, recorded and released her album ‘This Willowed Light’, which earned her a nomination for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Horizon Award and appearances at high profile festivals such as Cambridge Folk Festival, WOMAD and Glastonbury. The Guardian called it ‘folk album of the year thus far’.
She considers new album ‘Chosen Daughter’ - a collection of darker, story songs - a bigger, more concentrated feminist statement. It is not protest music, but a very personal album which explores, and celebrates, the feminine.
Sunday 23 Febuary doors open at noon for 12:15pm
Tickets £12.50 (£10.50 concession, children go free)
Maz O’Connor is one of the most exciting young voices in British folk, and is quickly establishing herself as a bold and compelling songwriter. She sings both re-worked traditional folk songs and her own thoughtful compositions, and accompanies her uniquely pure voice with guitar, tenor guitar, piano and occasionally shruti box. Compared to Joni Mitchell, O'Connor's work is maturing into something brave and beautiful. ‘A perfect blend of youthfulness and gravitas ****’ The Observer ‘Remarkable songwriting talent…captivating voice ****’ Q Magazine
See 3 tour dates featuring Maz O'Connor
Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre
- Manor Road
- KT12 2PF