About Maz

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

For 'The Longing Kind'

'Shadows, light and a touch of Joni Mitchell...Classy ****' (The Guardian)

'Painterly brushstrokes on a sophisticated canvas...There is an inquiring intelligence as well as an emotional sensibility at work here. She plays and sings beautifully *****' (Songlines)

'A milestone record, both in terms of encapsulating Maz O’Connor’s recent personal journey and offering tantalising views of potential new directions on her musical road ahead.' (Folk Radio)

'An enormously accessibly album whose depths become more apparent with each listen' (Bright Youhg Folk)

For 'This Willowed Light'

'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)

'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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Latest News

Sweet Liberties album released 7th Oct

The Sweet Liberties album is now officially on sale at the following places: http://www.folkbytheoak.com/tickets.aspx https://www.amazon.co.uk/Liberties-Carter-OConnor-Martyn-Joseph/dp/B01J9ASXRS This was an amazing project to be part of, and the album is chock-full of thoughtful and creative music about democracy and freedom. This is us in the Speaker’s House in UK Parliament (yeah, they let us in….) The writers […]

The New Moon Tour on sale now

I’m excited to announce I’m going on tour this autumn with my trio to play songs from ‘The Longing Kind’ with new arrangements, plus a couple of old favourites and some brand new material. Tickets are available here, and you can download an exclusive new track with your tickets, ‘Skin’. This new single won’t be […]

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New videos for ‘Emma’ & ‘Crook of his Arm’

I’m excited to share videos for songs from the new album with you:

This is a video I made with director Leonore Schick and choreographer Annarita Mazzilli, who’s dancing beautifully here with Ignacio Garoz. Hope you like it!

And then there’s this adorable dancer for ‘Crook of his Arm’:


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