Emma Langford has woven a sound which Phil Coulter describes as “a breath of fresh air.”
A folk guitarist and singer-songwriter from Limerick in the West of Ireland, embued with the soul and style of Joni Mitchell, Eva Cassidy and Joan Baez, her distinctive vocal style demonstrates a blend of Irish lilt with folk and jazz. Delicate guitar work complements an intuitive sense of melody.
Emma Langford's insightful penmanship combined with a cheerful stage demeanour prove a winning combination, creating an engaging live presence. She has to date shared a stage with globally renowned artists such as Ron Sexsmith, Mary Black, Phil Coulter, Mundy, Eddi Reader, Mick Flannery, and Declan O’Rourke.
In 2016 Emma successfully crowd-funded and launched a debut EP, simply titled Emma Langford, which was toured at sold-out dates across the country.
Her debut album Quiet Giant, described by Today FM’s Ed Smith as “absolutely stunning,” was released in October 2017, along with a music video accompanying the album's single, Closed Book. The record received considerable airtime on RTÉ 2FM, RTÉ Radio1, Lyric FM, BBC Northern Ireland, and Newstalk. It remained in the independent Irish charts and on the RTÉ Radio 1 playlist for many weeks following its release, securing the young artist’s place as a staple of the national folk scene.
In October 2017, Emma completed a hugely successful month-long tour of Germany and Switzerland with the Irish Folk Festival, receiving rave reviews and breaking tour records for CD sales.
In 2017, she was also was voted "Best Solo Female Artist" by Pure M Magazine, and was listed as a Hot Press Magazine one-to-watch in the summer of 2016.
"A breath of fresh air... Very easy on the ear."
— Phil Coulter (2017)
"Music that weaves a spell as you listen to it... [An] enduring piece of work."
— The Irish Times (2017)
"So personal the lyrics, so bewitching sounds her soft voice, expressing at the same time joy and sorrow..."
— Algemeine Zeitung, German Press (2017)
"A songwriter of great depth and personal soul searching and a voice to match."
— RTÉ Lyric FM (2017)
"Emma Langford certainly knows how to weave magic and mystery through a tune... A beguiling, distinctive voice.”
— Hot Press Magazine (2018)