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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

BBC Performing Arts Fund

I’m so pleased to be supported again this year by the BBC Performing Arts Fund with a Legacy Grant. It’s a real shame to see this fund closing after many years and so much amazing support offered to young artists, but I’m so grateful to receive further support from them. You can read more about [...]

Sweet Liberties

I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be writing and performing as part of a new project ‘Sweet Liberties’ later this year. For this project four folk songwriters have been invited to celebrate the pursuit of democracy. BBC Folk Singer of the Year Nancy Kerr, Martyn Joseph, Sam Carter, and I will compose new music in [...]

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New Album


This Willowed Light

Release date: 7th July 2014

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