Emma Langford is a singer-songwriter from Limerick city.
This artist possesses a powerful signature vocal style
blending the Irish lilt with a Latin beat; music that
brings together elements of jazz and folk. Sparse guitar
work delicately complements a profound natural sense
of melody, while wry yet insightful lyrics and a uniquely
cheerful demeanour combine to create an engaging and
personable presence. In style and sound, Emma is most
often compared to influences Eva Cassidy, Nora Jones
and Joni Mitchell.
In early 2016 Emma received international acclaim for
Tug O' War, a home-recorded song about anxiety, which
propelled her to a national audience. On the back of
this, she successfully crowd-funded and launched her
self-titled EP in June of the same year to a sold-out
date in Limerick. The EP has since received considerable
radio play on RTÉ Radio 1, Lyric FM and she has
performed live in studio at Newstalk Radio on numerous
occasions. She went on to tour some of the countrys
foremost venues, and played the Electric Picnic, Indiependence
and Doolin Folk Festival in 2016. The young artist has
shared a stage with internationally recognised artists
such as Ron Sexsmith, Vladimir & Anton, Declan,
ORourke, Ham Sandwich, Roisín O, Hermitage
Green, and Ben Caplan to name but a few.
Emma is currently balancing gigging and writing with
completing an MA in Community Music in Limerick, while
planning a tour of Germany & Switzerland and the
release of her debut album for late 2017.
A breath of fresh air
Very easy on the ear.
- Phil Coulter
"...there's an almost angelic quality to her material."
- Roisin Dwyer, Commissioning Editor, Hotpress Magazine
"...a songwriter of great depth and personal soul
searching and a voice to match."
- Carl Corcoran, Presenter, The Blue of the Night, RTÉ