Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents Aoife O’Donovan

With her absolutely gorgeous crystalline voice and unique singing style, Aoife O'Donovan has become one of folk music's leading lights.

With her absolutely gorgeous crystalline voice and unique singing style, Aoife O’Donovan has become one of folk music’s leading lights. Upon going solo a few years ago, she practiced guitar incessantly so that she’d be able to accompany her singing, and in the process developed a distinctive, syncopated two-finger picking method. O’Donovan talks to AG about her “crash course” in guitar playing and shows off her 1934 size-0 Martin as well. We also discuss her array of influences–from mid-’90s Lilith Fair favorites to traditional folk and bluegrass–and, best of all, get to hear two lovely tunes.

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