Brigid Mae Power is an Irish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who, like Judie Sill, Micky Newbury or Linda Perhacs before her, paints her songs in dreamily expansive strokes, transporting earthly compositions into universal and exultant realms. Her self-titled debut on Tompkins Square was a majestic suite of reverb-swathed laments for voice, guitar, piano, accordion, and harmonium, recorded at the Portland studio of key musical foil Peter Broderick. Themes include transformation, change, motherhood, acceptance, strength, courage and trust. In the words of Power, the album is about “trusting if you lose yourself or your way — you can come back”.
Upcoming album The Two Worlds is another masterful collection of effortless, affecting folk, and an album that furthers the songwriter and multi-instrumentalist’s already stellar reputation.
Live, Brigid can encapsulate the timeless magic of her songs either solo or as a duo with Peter. Thus far she has toured throughout Ireland, UK and the US together with artists including Lee Ranaldo, Richard Dawson, Alasdair Roberts, Peter Broderick and Ryley Walker, with performances at Le Guess Who? and TUSK festivals along the way.
“It churns like rough seas, Power’s voice veering between steely warning and piercing transcendence” – Guardian (4/5 stars)
“The Two Worlds is Power’s most ambitious and her most introspective” – PITCHFORK
“The two worlds coexist beautifully here, the soft Power and the raw” – UNCUT (8/10)
“A masterpiece” – UNCUT
“The Two Worlds is full of droning ballads laced with defiance.” Q
|23/03/18||Brigid Mae Power in Manchester, UK||Eagle Inn|
|25/03/18||Brigid Mae Power in Woodbridge, UK||Asylum Street Studios|
|26/03/18||Brigid Mae Power in London, UK||Servant Jazz Quarters|
|28/03/18||Brigid Mae Power in Bristol, UK||The Lantern (Colston Hall)|
|29/03/18||Brigid Mae Power in Dublin, IE||Bello Bar|