About Maz

'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

October Tour…single release…radio stuff and upcoming things…

Hello!   Just giving a quick update on what’s been happening and what will be happening soon… First of all, Jim Moray and I made a music video!   That song, ‘London Lights’, a traditional lullaby I heard Lizzie Higgins sing and arranged for piano, was released as a single last week- you can get [...]

Canadian Collaboration and Tour part 2

Music PEI/EFDSS Artist Exchange   Maritimes, Canada, September 2014   Day 6   We all met up in Moncton (Ashley and me, and Kizzy Crawford from Wales and Tim Chaisson from PEI, who’ve been doing an exchange as well) for a gig that night. It was great to all meet up, and hear the fruits [...]

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Listen to Maz

London Lights

Derby Day

Bold Undaunted Youth


New Album


This Willowed Light

Release date: 7th July 2014

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