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Ailbhe Reddy

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The Forum, Royal Tunbridge Wells

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An artist who finds strength in sensitivity and embraces the full power of a moment, Ailbhe Reddy has a talent for crafting intensely moving alt-folk tunes. On her debut album 'Personal History', the Irish artist blurs the boundaries between personal and universal experiences to strike emotional chords with her relatable lyricism and uniquely tender vocals.

Her sophomore album 'Endless Affair' is set for release on March 17th 2023.

Her debut album, 'Personal History' is out now. Here's what critics have had to say:

"Personal History strikes a genuine emotional chord each time it’s listened to." Album of the Week, Line of Best Fit ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

"'Personal History’ feels more like a work of art than an album. It’s such a strong debut. Her vulnerability is awe-inspiring and relatable.” - Clash Magazine ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Personal History constantly confronts us with emotional honesty, pressing on bruises that feel all too familiar.” - Pitchfork ⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Fans of Julia Jacklin and Phoebe Bridgers will find much to like here” - The Irish Times ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Reddy bares it all on her debut record” - Earmilk ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“ A remarkably accomplished debut, Personal History marks a crucial step on Reddy’s path to stardom.” - Hot Press ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Echoes of a young Sinéad O'Connor” – The Independent

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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. Fresh from her stunning performance at OTHER VOICES in Dingle, which will be broadcast on TV early next year, Irish singer–songwriter Ailbhe Reddy has just announced headline shows at The Sugar Club in Dublin on 22nd Feb and Servants Jazz Quarters in London on Feb 15th. After her performance at Other Voices she was selected as the Other Rooms Viewer's Choice!

In 2016 Reddy independently released her 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. Songs from the EP have resulted in over 1 MILLION Spotify streams to date. Ailbhe is tipped for a major international breakthrough in 2017.

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’.

Last year Reddy featured on many major Irish festival line up, such as Electric Picnic, Body & Soul, Other Voices, Hard Working Class Heroes, Knockanstockan and Spirit of Folk.

PRESS QUOTES “Prepare to be floored – it’s wonderful.”Record of the Day, UK “Confident… Orchestral swept, singer-songwriter lead music which has touches of Daughter.”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


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