In an electrifying set, folk singer and songwriter Maz O’Connor performs two songs from the album Sweet Liberties, plus a third from her album This Willowed Light. The Sweet Liberties project was part-commissioned by the UK Houses of Parliament, and commemorates the rights and freedoms that have been hard won in the 800 years since Magna Carta.
Maz O’Connor's voice will stop you in your tracks, and she is quickly establishing herself as a bold and compelling songwriter.
Her songs range from intimate love stories, through gently political satires, to epic creation stories, with the occasional tragedy told beyond the grave thrown in. She accompanies her uniquely pure voice with guitar, tenor guitar, piano and sometimes shruti box.
Only 25, she has been touring around the U.K. and abroad for almost 3 years now and has performed as a singer for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Her latest album 'The Longing Kind' was released in February and is her most accomplished yet. Compared to Joni Mitchell by The Guardian and given 5 stars by Songlines Magazine, 'The Longing Kind' is O'Connor's work maturing into something brave and beautiful.
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