Music by the people, for the people: Aoife O’Donovan in Studio A

Singer/Songwriter, Aoife O'Donovan

Music has been part of singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan’s life and career aspiration from her earliest days. The Irish-American musician was born to two Boston-based musicians and spent her summers in Ireland with her cousins.

Today, her music—which she describes as loosely falling into the folk genre—draws inspiration from both the bluegrass and old-time music of her youth and her Irish heritage. O’Donovan is also inspired by the community of musicians that surrounds her. “The community of music has no barrier of age, race or gender,” she told IPR’s Nancy Deneen.

O’Donovan stopped by IPR’s Studio A to chat with Deneen prior to her Valentine’s Day show with Chris Eldridge and Julian Lage in Corson Auditorium.