Dublin, County Dublin
"Beautiful vocals, melodies, sentiments and lyrics make 'Dwell' and Ailbhe Reddy a must listen for fans of indie folk pop music." - Ceol Collective
Dublin based singer - songwriter Ailbhe Reddy's unique blend of fervent, emotive song-writing, laced with compelling chord changes and entrancing melodies has quickly garnered her an exciting reputation on the Irish music scene, attracting the attention of media broadcasters such as TodayFM, who featured her original track ‘Cover Me’ as the accompaniment music to their 'Shave or Dye' advertising Campaign. Her song 'Flesh & Blood' was also recently chosen by Folk Radio UK as their Song of The Day.
Ailbhe was a new addition to the festival circuit last year and performed at Knockanstockan Festival, Spirit of Folk festival, TinkerMann Festival and Whelan's Ones to Watch festival. She released her entirely independently produced EP 'Dwell' in December 2014 to positive reviews.
Reviews for 'Dwell'
"Ailbhe Reddy‘s debut EP, ‘Dwell’, doesn’t sound like it was recorded in someone’s living room. This collection of haunting, atmospheric tunes sounds more like the product of somewhere mysterious and dramatic … a crumbling, gothic church perhaps or a cabin in some remote forest."
"Flesh & Blood, firmly establishes the hushed, dreamy tone of ‘Dwell’. A spare arrangement, the song makes good use of fragmented lyrics, heavy reverb, and ethereal backing vocals in order to create ample space for her fine voice to fill."
"It is nearly impossible not to be taken with Reddy’s serene voice as she wistfully coos over a sea of voices and acoustic guitars. The song is an excellent showcase of her abilities as performer and songwriter and proves to be the high point of ‘Dwell’." (Cover Me)
- Molly Forsythe, GoldenPlec
“Through songs like ‘Cover Me’ and ‘Love of Your Son’ the serene, calm tone is fully realised through gentle piano, softly performed vocals and layered harmonies.”
“Dwell finds it’s centre in the great swells of harmony that give the record an expansive folk sound as well as an organic “live in your room”/Cosy, Stills & Nash feel."
"personal storytelling backed by warm, full-bodied production Reddy’s music is both promising and honest.”
- Stephen White, The Last Mixed Tape
"the four track offering is a short but beautiful set of acoustic guitar driven songs, settled with spacious arrangements, sparse instrumentation and set apart by lush and melodic vocal harmonies."
"Reddy’s effortlessly delivered vocal spills through speakers, elongated vowel sounds adding emotive strength, yet introducing a decidedly melancholic tone, reinforced by wistful lyrics."
"Swan Song, with its beautiful acoustic guitar tone, warm electric lead lines and fleeting buried percussion boasts a forlorn chorus that will catch in your ear and swirl sweetly in there for hours after listening."
"Dwell is an intensely personal, carefully constructed collection of sweet songs, centred on fleeting love, lingering loss, the joy of unity and the tragedy of separation. Do yourself a favour and get a copy."
- Andy Guyett, Dublin Concerts