In celebration of new starts and new songs, Emma Langford and Nathan O'Regan have joined up for a limited run of Irish shows.
In the intimate surroundings of The White Horse, audience members will be treated to never-before-heard collaborative re-workings of both artists' material, as well as Emma's second single of 2019, an homage to family and the West coast of Ireland, "The Winding Way Down to Kell's Bay".
She first broke on to the scene 3 years ago with a 6-track crowd-funded EP, and since then Emma Langford has quickly woven herself into the DNA of the Irish folk scene on an international scale.
Emma has channeled her influences and honed her craft, creating a sound that intricately blends folk, jazz, and Irish traditional nuance. Her voice dances the line between sweet and defiant, and combined with her distinct brazen wit, has endeared her to Irish and international audiences alike.
She launched her first album, Quiet Giant, in 2017, before going on to win an RTÃ‰ Radio 1 Folk Award in 2018. The Irish Times described the Limerick woman's debut as an album that 'weaves a spell as you listen to it... An enduring piece of work', and the artist herself as a 'treasure in Ireland's music scene'.
"A beguiling, distinctive voice and a keen ear for a quirky melody, the young Limerick singer-songwriter seems to have arrived fully-formedâ€ â€“ Hot Press
Nathan Oâ€™Regan was born in Cork City on the 31st of December 1992. Some say historians will look back in years to come and refer to this date as â€œthe rebirth of musicâ€ - though these people have known bias on the matter, and are 99% Nathanâ€™s Ma.
Since his highly successful single â€œLike Never Beforeâ€ broke onto the charts last year, playlisted by both Today FM and Cool FM, Nathan has continued to engage with his audience through his much-adored hit podcast, Mad Notions.
Both in song and in podcast form, his is a voice that conveys the dual optimism and pessimism of youth in the most charming of ways, as only he can.
Nathan has shared a stage and co-written with internationally acclaimed artists such as Gareth Dunlop and Duke Special; his passionate performances never failing to win hearts, interspersed with stories which he himself has most modestly judged as â€œhilariousâ€, "when he performs you truly believe in the story he so masterfully delivers to you" (Musician.ie)
â€œO'Regan's slightly gravelled, and more importantly, genuine-sounding passion reaches out from the song itself and infects the listener with a defiant energy.â€