Dublin, County Dublin
"Ailbhe Reddy stands a head and shoulders above the folk mainstream" - The Line of Best Fit
"Dublin musician Ailbhe Reddy is a singer-songwriter whose deeply personal heart-on-her-sleeve lyrics and a memorable voice lingers with you long after your first taste" (Record of the Day, UK). 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 blogs, and was featured as Song of the day on the UK blog Folk Radio UK. Reddy has gone on to feature on every major Irish festival line up, such as Electric Picnic, Body & Soul, Other Voices, Hard Working Class Heroes, Knockanstockan and Spirit of Folk.
Since the independent release of Reddy's hugely successful debut EP 'HOLLOWED OUT SEA', it has received excellent reviews and extensive radio play on TXFM, Today FM, 98FM and Dublin City FM. It has also been streamed over 1 MILLION times on Spotify.
The first single, 'DISTRUST' received glowing reviews and lead to Ailbhe being named as Artist of the Week in The Irish Times. Influential UK industry newsletter Record of the Day recently featured the song stating ‘prepare to be floored….it’s wonderful’.
Ailbhe is tipped for a major international breakthrough in 2017. Her first offering this year was her single 'RELENT' which was premiered on Nialler9 as part of his 'New Artists to Love in 2017' feature. It was Track of the Week in the Irish Times, part of Spotify UK's New Music Friday, For Folk's Sake's Song of the Week and was featured on various other blogs around the world.
"Dublin Folk singer Ailbhe Reddy’s realness on the ballad "Relent" is staggering. It's raw emotion straining toward a cathartic salve, like a "good sore" after a hard workout. It elicits feelings of retrospection and the other side to a story about soured relationships." - Earmilk, NYC
"it’s hard not to be blown away by the raw and honest quality of her voice... this girl is one of the best things in folk music at the moment." - Wonderland Magazine
“Prepare to be floored – it’s wonderful.” – Record of the Day, UK
"The first thing that wallops you square in the face is her bone-jarring, dynamic vocals which echo the power of London Grammar’s Hannah Reid. The second element is the sprawling soundscape she creates, mirroring the gripping and tantalizing approach of Daughter. When you bring these two things together, the result is something spectacular, something beautiful, and something memorable." - The Revue.ca
“Confident… Orchestral swept, singer-songwriter lead music which has touches of Daughter.” – Nialler9
"Ailbhe Reddy has found fans wherever she has gone – whether its at festivals like Electric Picnic, Other Voices and Body & Soul among them. As she has grown in consciousness, so too has her craft ." - Nialler9
“Reddy’s stage presence is firm and assured… the overall impression is of an up-and-coming talent ready to run away with the prize.” – Tony Clayton-Lea
“endlessly compelling…” – Hannah Thacker, The Most Radical List, UK
“truly compelling… you can’t help but be awestruck by the bravery of it all.” – Stephen White, The Last Mixed Tape