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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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Latest News

Fatea’s female vocalist of the year

So last week Fatea Magazine gave me their female artist of the year award, saying ‘a year of great songs written, interpreted and performed’ ! Thank you Fatea, and congratulations to all the winners and nominees, they’re all listed here and include some amazing artists all worth checking out:http://www.fatea-records.co.uk/magazine/Winners2014.html Then this week I had the exciting task [...]

4* from The Telegraph for ‘This Willowed Light’

I was very excited to be included in the Telegraph’s best folk albums of 2014 on Christmas Eve. Martin Chilton wrote: “Finally, finally (on Christmas Eve) caught up with post and Maz O’Connor album This Willowed Light Wild Sound Recordings . There is a deceptive simplicity to a sweet album that blends traditional folk with [...]

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This Willowed Light

Release date: 7th July 2014

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