Grammy Award winner Aoife O’Donovan to perform at Ramsgate Festival of Sound

Aoife O'Donovan Photo by Omar Cruz

Ramsgate Festival of Sound returns with another packed line up of performances and installations from August 23-28.

This year, the festival welcomes Grammy Award-winning artist Aoife O’Donovan, who will be appearing at St George’s Church on Thursday 24th August. Tickets for this performance are on sale now here.

Aoife O’Donovan is a sought-after singer-songwriter  following three critically-acclaimed solo albums, prestigious accolades and notable appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and NPR Music’s Tiny Desk concerts.

Her songs are rooted in folk tradition but she is an artist that is full of musical surprises. St George’s Church in Ramsgate is one of the most atmospheric settings around for live music and will provide the perfect stage for her performance.

Aoife is also one third of the group I’m With Her and co-founder of the string band Crooked Still and has appeared with over more than a dozen symphonies including the National Symphony Orchestra.

In 2020, I’m With Her won the Grammy award for Best American Roots Song and O’Donovan’s latest solo album ‘Age of Apathy’ went on to receive three further nominations in 2023.

Photo by Omar Cruz

Aoife said: “I’ve always been drawn to melodies and chordal structures that were unexpected, they’re just more fun. And sometimes, performing them in historic buildings like St George’s in Ramsgate – that were created for sound to travel effortlessly – brings some extra magic to live music. I’m thrilled to be joining Ramsgate Festival of Sound for what is sure to be an unforgettable evening.”

The event will also feature appearances from Irish/Americana duo Dolly & Clyde and Claire Hamill, whose catalogue of music and collaborations has crossed paths with The Kinks, Steve Howe (Yes), Wishbone Ash and Jethro Tull, to name a few.

The event relies on the generosity of volunteers. Whether you have a particular skill or are just looking to get involved in having fun, making new friends, keeping active, and making something wonderful happen,  get in touch at [email protected] for more information.

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