Aoife O’Donovan Set For 2017 ‘Release The Hounds’ Tour; Spotify ‘Singles’ Released

Aoife O'Donovan

If it seems that Aoife O’Donovan has constantly been on tour of late that perception is understandable. She spent a good portion oaf 2016 touring in support of her sophomore album, ‘In The Magic Hour.’ Instead of taking 2015 off O’Donovan will embark on a 21-city tour, entitled the Release ‘The Hounds tour’, that will offer a night of acoustic music with backing musicians Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge. The tour begins March 17, 2017, in Cambridge, MA.

You can hear a taste of her solo performance in the new recording of “Stanley Park” released today as part of Spotify “Singles” feature. Also included is the cover of “Lakes of Pontchartrain” with violinist Colin Jacobsen and cellist Eric Jacobsen. The newly launched two-song weekly playlist features exclusives of an original track (a-side) and a cover (b-side) recorded in Spotify’s NYC studio by 20-plus top artists.

In May 2017, O’Donovan, in partnership with Cuba Rhythm & Views , will help lead a remarkable cultural exchange in Havana, Cuba between American and Cuban musicians. She will accompany select fans on this cultural trip of a lifetime and meet some of Cuba’s most celebrated performers and artists. She will perform in two Cuba Rhythm & Views-produced concerts with world-renowned Cuban pianist Aldo Lopez-Gavilan, at Fabrica de Arte Cubano, and again with Havana’s premier chamber group, Orquesta de Camara de La Habana.

During a recent musical guest appearance on A Prairie Home Companion, O’Donovan performed “Magpie” with new host Chris Thile, who appears on the album track. She will perform on the show again December 10, at Town Hall in New York as part of the house band, followed by a series of house band guest appearances in early 2017.

December 10 – Town Hall – New York, NY*
January 21 – Pasadena Convention Center – Pasadena, CA*
February 4 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN*
February 18 – Fitzgerald Theatre – St. Paul, MN*
February 19-26 – Cayamo Cruise – Tampa, FL
March 1 – The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
March 17 – Sanders Theatre – Cambridge, MA^
March 18 – Stone Mountain Arts Center – Brownfield, ME^
March 19 – The First Unitarian Church – Burlington, VT^
March 22 – Stage One – Fairfield, CT^
March 23 – The Shea Theater – Turners Falls, MA^
March 24 – Massry Center for the Arts at The College of Saint Rose – Albany, NY^
March 25 – Harvester Performance Center – Rocky Mount, VA^
March 26 – Big Ears Festival – Knoxville, TN^
March 28 – The Taft Theatre Ballroom – Cincinnati, OH^
April 6 – Savannah Music Festival – Savannah, GA^
April 13 – Kahilu Theatre – Waimea, HI^
April 14 – Maui Arts & Cultural Center – Maui, HI^
April 15 – Hawaii Theatre — Honolulu, HI^
April 18 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA^
April 19 – Aladdin Theatre – Portland, OR^
April 21 – Kuumbwa Jazz Center – Santa Cruz, CA^
April 22 – Freight & Salvage – Berkeley, CA^
April 23 – Jackson Hall / Mondavi Center – Davis, CA^
April 25 – Campbell Hall / UCSB – Santa Barbara, CA^
April 26 – Smothers Theatre / Pepperdine University – Malibu, CA^
April 27 – Price Center East Ballroom – La Jolla, CA^
May 20 – folkBALTICA: Robbe & Berking Shipyard – Flensburg, DE
May 26 – Fabrica de Arte – Havana, Cuba
May 27 – Fabrica de Arte – Havana, Cuba

*A Prairie Home Companion date
^Performing Solo as part of the Release The Hounds Tour

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