Aoife O'donovan

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Folk Singer
Date of Birth November 18, 1982
Place of Birth Newton, Massachusetts
Age 38 years old
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Aoife O'Donovan

Aoife O'Donovan born November 18, 1982 in Newton, Massachusetts, is a Grammy award winning Irish-American singer and songwriter. She is best known as the lead singer for the progressive bluegrass/string band Crooked Still and as a member of the Grammy award winning female folk group I'm with Her. Her first professional engagement was singing lead for the folk group The Wayfaring Strangers. She has performed and recorded with Ollabelle, Karan Casey and Seamus Egan, Jerry Douglas, Jim Lauderdale, Darol Anger, Sarah Jarosz, Sara Watkins, Christina Courtin, Chris Thile, Noam Pikelny, Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan, Greensky Bluegrass and Yo-Yo Ma. O'Donovan has also performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra and the Utah Symphony Orchestra. In 2012, she sang on most of the tracks on the album Be Still by the jazz group the Dave Douglas Quintet, featuring trumpeter Dave Douglas. During the summer of 2013, she toured with Garrison Keillor and his A Prairie Home Companion Radio Romance Tour.

Born: November 18, 1982
Origin: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Genres: Indie Folk, Folk Rock, Americana
Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter, musician
Instruments: Voice, guitar, piano
Years active: 2001–present
Associated acts: Crooked Still, Sometymes Why, The Goat Rodeo Sessions, I'm with Her

About Aoife O'donovan

Folk and bluegrass singer best known as the frontwoman for the band Crooked Still. Her songs have been featured on TV series like HBO's True Blood.

Before Fame

She graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music, where she met future Crooked Still member Corey DiMario.


She contributed guest vocals to the Grammy-winning bluegrass album The Goat Rodeo Sessions, released in 2011.

Family Life

She grew up singing songs with her family in Ireland during the summer.


As a solo artist, she's toured with Sara Watkins and Sarah Jarosz.

Information related to Aoife O'Donovan

  • Sugar Hill Records artists
  • Signature Sounds artists
  • American expatriates in Ireland
  • Songwriters from Massachusetts
  • New England Conservatory alumni
  • Musicians from Boston
  • American folk singers
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Latest information about Aoife O'donovan updated on February 24, 2021.

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