Dublin, County Dublin
"There’s something endlessly compelling about singer-songwriters, even more so when they’re as genuine as Ailbhe Reddy.” - www.themostradicalist.com
"Confident... Orchestral swept, singer-songwriter lead music... which has touches of Daughter" - Nialler9
"A songwriter unafraid to draw from personal experience and lay everything out for her music." - Stephen White, The Last Mixed Tape
Ailbhe Reddy is an Indie-Folk artist who grew up in Dublin. She first began to attract attention when a homemade demo of her song 'Cover Me' was used in a Today FM radio advert in 2014. Later that year her first single, 'Flesh & Blood' garnered excellent reviews from Irish and UK blogs.
Reddy has gone on to feature on every major Irish festival line up; Electric Picnic, Body & Soul, Other Voices, Hard Working Class Heroes, Knockanstockan and Spirit of Folk.
So far in 2016 Reddy has independently released a hugely successful EP 'Hollowed Out Sea', which was produced by Darragh Nolan (Sacred Animals). The first single, 'Distrust' was premiered on Nialler9 in February. It was Claire Beck of TXFM's 'Record of the Day', and The Last Mixed Tape's 'Song of the Week'. She was also selected as The Irish Times' 'New Artist of the Week' in March.
'Hollowed Out Sea' has received critical acclaim and extensive radio play since it was released in June. It has also been hugely successful on Spotify where it has been listened to over half a million times. In December she was selected as the Other Rooms Viewer's Choice for Other Voices season 15.
Praise for 'Hollowed Out Sea':
"And there-in lies the brilliance of Hollowed Out Sea (and let there be no mistake, the E.P. is brilliant – in the true meaning of the word)... an unflinching self-portrait. Insecurity, faded memory and still raw emotions are relived and reassessed."
"For an artist this young to be this raw in a time where safety is rewarded above all else, is truly compelling... Ailbhe Reddy is so early in her career that you can’t help but be awestruck by the bravery of it all." - Stephen White, The Last Mixed Tape
"‘Distrust’ is her latest track, a song which pushes and pulls between acceptance, desire and distrust: at once mournful yet resolved to move on." - Nialler9