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'Melodic originals such as The Singing of the Ocean and Nightcap are among the standouts of a set that mixes youthful delight with gravitas, and Derby Day is O'Connor's touching tribute to suffragette martyr Emily Davison. Folk album of the year thus far. ****' (The Observer)

'Densely rich album of thoughtful, meticulously constructed songs. ****'(The Financial Times)

'Maz O'Connor's ace, apart from her remarkable songwriting talent, is her captivating voice ****' (Q Magazine)

'What did stand out were new names to Womad – including a superb Maz O'Connor, playing strong traditional British and self-penned songs' (The Independent)

'Time and again through This Willowed Light, Maz O’Connor effortlessly demonstrates an astonishing ability to fuse traditional and contemporary folk to create a very fresh sound which respects both styles of music. This Willowed Light is well worth seeking out and deserves to be heard far and wide.' (Helen Gregory for Folk Radio)

'an album which really does make you sit up and take note. With Maz’s exquisite vocals, gliding gracefully and flawlessly along with gorgeous melodies and arrangements it really is a must-listen' (Bright Young Folk)

Maz uses an M1 shruti box: http://www.shrutibox.co.uk

Latest News

‘The Longing Kind’ now available to pre-order

Excited to tell you that my new album exists, has arrived and is now available to pre-order here  You’ll get the album on the day of release (Feb 26th) plus 3 brand new tracks to download today! And I’m going on tour in February with my trio to play it all live, come see us! [...]

Sweet Liberties Launched

The exciting new songwriting project I’ve been asked to take part in by the EFDSS and U.K. Parliament was launched this week at the Speaker’s House with a short preview of the material for an invited audience. It was so cool! The collaborators on the project are Sam Carter, Martyn Joseph, Nancy Kerr, Nick Cooke [...]

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New Album


This Willowed Light

Release date: 7th July 2014

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