The Vail Series welcomes Grammy Award-winning artist Aoife O’Donovan.

Notice: this information is for a past event.
Ticket Info:
Open to Denison Students, Faculty and Staff. Tickets are required and will be available September 27.
Open to Public: No

After a wonderful virtual visit to Denison in 2020, we welcome Grammy Award-winning artist Aoife O’Donovan to Denison’s Swasey Chapel. Accompanied by a string quartet, she will perform songs from her catalogue and 2020 release “Bull Frogs Croon,” featuring a fascinating and arrestingly beautiful song cycle, using the words of the former poet laureate of Oregon, Peter Sears.

O’Donovan is one of the most sought-after singers and songwriters of her generation. Deemed “a vocalist of unerring instinct” by the New York Times, she has released two critically-acclaimed solo albums. A savvy and generous collaborator, O’Donovan is one third of the group I’m With Her (with bandmates Sara Watkins and Sarah Jarosz), co-founder and front woman of the string band Crooked Still, and featured vocalist and contributing songwriter on The Goat Rodeo Sessions - the group with Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile. O’Donovan spent the Winter and Spring of 2021 in the studio with acclaimed producer Joe Henry (Bonnie Raitt, Rhiannon Giddens) recording her third full-length solo album which will be released in 2022.

This event is free and open to Denison Students, Faculty and Staff. Tickets are required and will be available September 27.  Vaccinated family members of Denison Faculty and Staff may attend by contacting The Vail Series at or call 740-587-6557. Masks are required. 

Swasey Chapel has limited capacity due to COVID protocol. ADVANCE SALES ONLY! There will be NO TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!

All events subject to change. Audience members will be subject to Denison COVID Guidelines in place at the time.

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