Taking influence from the Country, Folk and Singer-Songwriter genres, Aoife Carton has developed her sound since she started writing songs at fifteen. A writer before a songwriter, lyrics are at the heart of her music which is flooded with imagery and storytelling.
Aoife took a big step towards her music career in 2017, when she booked a solo flight to Nashville, Tennessee on her 21st birthday, determined to play at the famous Open Mic Night at the Bluebird Cafe - which she did.
The following summer she returned to the States, this time to New York, where she played at the Rockwood Music Hall, a set at The Scratcher Sessions, and opened for Mick Flannery at a private gig in New Jersey.
Aoife has played all over Dublin, in the like of The Ruby Sessions as well as Whelan’s, Bello Bar, The Academy and The Workman’s Club. She has also sang the songs of Mic Christopher in Vicar Street, The National Concert Hall, Whelans and on The Ray D’Arcy Show amongst a range of well-known Irish artists such as Glen Hansard, Lisa Hannigan and Paddy Casey.
Her 2019 single, ‘Edinburgh’ featured on RTÉ’s Radio One Recommends playlist and was launched at The Grand Social in aid of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. Her more recent releases, ‘Capsule,’ and 'Lay My Cards Down,' were mentioned in GoldenPlec and The Last Mixed Tape amongst others, and aired on stations such as RTÉ Radio One, 2XM, BBC 6 Music, Classic Hits 4FM, and Play Irish, to name a few.
Having made her UK debut at 2000 Trees festival last year, she made the move to London in 2020 and besides some Live-Stream gigs, has been laying low writing and recording for a big release next year.