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 and Hard Working Class Heroes, .
Reddy's hugely successful debut EP 'HOLLOWED OUT SEA', received excellent reviews and extensive radio play on Today FM, 98FM and Dublin City FM. It has also been streamed over 2 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 featured the song stating ‘prepare to be floored….it’s wonderful’.
Ailbhe is tipped for a major international breakthrough in 2018. Her offerings of 2017 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. She released a new EP called 'Attach to Memory' which was well received both at home and in the UK. In 2017 she played at all the major Irish festivals and abroad in Paris Music Week, Glastonbury, Latitude, to name a few.
"Dublin Folk singer Ailbhe Reddy’s realness on the ballad "Relent" is staggering." - 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
“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
“truly compelling… you can’t help but be awestruck by the bravery of it all.” – Stephen White, The Last Mixed Tape