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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)

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**** from Q…WOMAD on Radio 3…Underneath the Stars

It’s been a busy few days, kicking off with the inaugural Underneath the Stars festival in South Yorkshire last weekend. It was a lovely festival and I really enjoyed my set on the Saturday. Then I went down to Wiltshire to play at WOMAD, with my set  being broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, who [...]

4* from Songlines & Quickfire Questions

Songlines give ‘This Willowed Light’ 4 stars in a review in their August issue. They said: ‘What is most significant about this album is not the excellent renderings of traditional songs and tunes, but the self-penned numbers…’Mississippi Woman’ and ‘Barcelona’ are two of the finest new folk songs on the scene. O’Connor has a telling [...]

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This Willowed Light

Release date: 7th July 2014

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