Emma Langford plays intimate gig at Dolan’s

Alt-folk singer and songwriter, Emma Langford returned to her home town of Limerick to play an intimate gig at Dolan’s on Saturday.

It was a significant night for the singer as Limerick is her home place. “Playing in my home town is always a special experience. I’ve found that these people are fiercely proud and supportive of their own,” she said.

From the outset, Ms Langford offered the audience her intense and spiritual voice. It was evident she enjoyed the night as she interacted and made jokes with people in the front row.

The singer introduced the song Galileo saying “I love my mum and dad.” The emotional version of the Declan O’Rourke song was one of the greatest moments of the night and the audience appreciated it.

Before the end of the gig she dedicated a song to Mr Trump, before playing Coming Home for Christmas, a song introduced purposely by talking about how great it is to come home to one’s own city for Christmas day and meeting family and friends.

The night closed with her new profound single, The Seduction of Eve.

At the end of the gig Ms Langford said that she loves playing to a Limerick crowd. “Limerick people are a sharp and sarcastic bunch, which suits me down to the ground, so I love playing to a Limerick audience. They just get me,” she said.

Ms Langford is planning to start working on an album and eventually a tour of Ireland and further afield.

Speaking on how she feels that for something so important in our everyday lives that music is undervalued, she said, “Music is undervalued and underfunded. It’s everywhere, it sets the pulse of our daily lives, and live music has the potential to connect people and to relieve stress, but as a medium for bettering the quality of life it’s just so undervalued.”


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