*Winner* Best Folk Act - Irish Post Music Awards June 2018 
“Carry the Day: a richly layered, impressive debut album”

— The Irish Times

From the family that brought you two of Ireland’s most treasured singers, Frances Black and Mary Black, please meet Aoife Scott, daughter of the former and niece of the latter, the next generation. On her debut album, Carry the Day, Scott adopts the great Irish folk preoccupation with interpretation, carefully curating an album of songs that were either penned by herself or those she encountered that triggered personal reflection and meaning. The result is an album both modern in its youthful vibrancy and yet thoroughly traditional in its methods and its themes such as the social injustice with Aoife’s own 'We Know Where We Stand' - a timely examination of the Irish identity or Si Kahn’s What You Do With What You Got (made famous by true-blue Scottish folk legend Dick Gaughan)  

Carry the Day is a feel-good album by an artist not afraid to express her sense of wonder. Ireland itself acts as a muse to Scott, it’s language (she is bilingual), its history, the beautiful landscape of the West and the special spots of her hometown Dublin.  

She draws upon family and friends such as her brother Eoghan Scott, writing partner Enda Reilly, and musicians Conor Lyons, Michelle O’Brien, Eamonn De Barra, Cillian Doheny and Floriane Blancke - all incredible traditional musicians in their own right - to perform on all the many songs. Picturesque Stories, that Aoife tells so well.  

The album has been led by the already travelled "All Along the Wild Atlantic Way", a melodic pop poem to the stunning coastal trail along Ireland’s western seaboard which has joined the likes of Ed Sheeran and Hozier at the top of the iTunes singer-songwriter charts.

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Home Bird Tour - USA September 18

Excited to announce the upcoming tour dates for the USA next month.

I am really happy to be able to share with you the upcoming tour dates for the US September 2018! It’s been a long while coming… Sorry it took so long to get there!

So, I don’t know if you noticed, but I’ve been a bit quiet on the music side of things. I haven’t been touring properly since earlier in the year. Last weekends gigs in Italy with Full Set was the first gigs in a while with large audiences, so it…

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*Winner* Best Folk Act - Irish Post Music Awards 2018 

"DUBLIN singer-songwriter Aoife Scott has taken home the award for Best Irish Folk Act at this evening's The Irish Post Music Awards at the INEC in Killarney. Beating off legendary musicians "Christy Moore, Lankum, & Emma Langford" in a stiff compeition.


Daughter of Irish singer Frances Black and niece to folk star Mary Black, the 35-year-old is leading the way for the next generation of folk artists in Ireland. The bilingual musician worked in TV production for TG4 before a love for singing inherited…

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Best Folk Act - Nomination - Irish Post Music Awards 

Hello everyone! I have some unbelievable news! 
I'm delighted to be told today that I've been nominated for "Best Irish Folk Act" at the Irish Post Music Awards coming up this June 8th! Alongside Emma Langford, Christy Moore, and Lankum! 
It will be live on TG4 from the INEC Killarney and we'll all be there on the night for the amazing line up of musicians performing and attending..Woo! How amazing is that?! I'm so chuffed! Can't wait to get dolled up and have the craic! 

BUT! I need your help! Along with a…

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Aoife Scott & Band - Celtic Connections - BBC TV Performance 

Hello Everybody! Hope you are all having a beautiful Sunday... I have some great news! 
Tonight we will be appearing on BBC2 on "Trad ar Fad" - which features our appearance at @Celtic Connections a few months ago! 
We will performing along side incredible bands like the deadly Snuffboxand the legendary Lau - it was an absolute honour to perform alongside such amazing musicians. 
And I also get to have the chats with the lovely Emma Ní Fhíoruisce who is presenting this show for the first time (and will be…

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News Update! January/Feb 2018 

News Update! 

Well, we have had the busiest January ever. What an amazing 6 weeks it's been and It's important for me to remember everything, but the last six weeks has been such a whirl wind that I need to write it all down..! and take stock of everything! Hope that's okay with ye! 

We had amazing gigs St. Patricks Cathedral (Sold Out!) at Temple Bar TradFest to the The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall at Celtic Connections. 
From Singing a song and having a chat on RTÉ Radio 1 with Panti Blisson…

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The Secret Song Circle - Temple Bar TradFest - SOLD OUT!! 

Hello Everybody! 

Excited to share with you - a new event for Temple Bar TradFest 
:: The Secret Song Circle- Na Seisiúin Rúnda :: 
This is a new venture for Tradfest where I will host this lovely session of women in Folk/Trad/Contemporary/Pop. 

The title gives it away, but the whole idea is that it is a bit of a mystery secret to who will turn up! I will leave it up to you to have an idea who might come along on the day ;-) And I might give an aul song myself! :) 

Here is the info for the event : 


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Her sublime voice is a thing of beauty that stops people in their tracks. Fragile and ethereal one minute and strong and vibrant the next, Dublin Folk singer-songwriter Aoife Scott has become a force to be reckoned with on the Irish folk and traditional scene. 

With an impeccable pedigree as a member of the legendary Black Family, which includes her mother Frances and her aunt Mary, Aoife is steadily rising to the top of the traditional and folk music scene, while garnering acclaim and recognition both…

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Aoife was truly delighted to accept an Irish Folk Music Award on Friday night. 

Notice from The Irish Folk Music Awards :

The winner of our Single of The Year award for 2016/2017 is All Along the Wild Atlantic Way by Aoife Scott. Aoife is from one of the great Irish musical clans, The Black Family. Her excellent debut album Carry The Day is a blend of superbly interpreted traditional folk songs such as The Hills of South Armagh, as well as her own compositions with her writing partner Enda Reilly. All

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Sold out Dublin Show  


What a night we had in Dublin! Thanks to all who came along and sang songs with us! 

We successfully donated the proceeds to the Capuchin Day Centre Food Bank and Focus Ireland. 


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“Aoife is a terrific singer who has given us a gem of an album. The songs are wonderful and so is she. ”

— Chicago Irish American News