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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

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 [...]

New album + U.K. Tour Feb 2016

I’m excited to announce that my new album ‘The Longing Kind’ will be released in February 2016, and I’ll be going on tour with my trio around the U.K. throughout the month of release. All the tour dates are here www.mazoconnor.com/gigs I’m doing something a bit special this time; if you book tickets for the [...]

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This Willowed Light

Release date: 7th July 2014

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