Aoife O'Donovan + Anaïs Mitchell share song for International Women's Day

Article Contributed by Shore Fire Media | Published on Thursday, March 7, 2024

“Once in a lifetime the power is ours, but we’d rather stare at our phones,” Grammy-Award winner Aoife O’Donovan sings on the first verse of her new single “Over The Finish Line.” Written by O’Donovan shortly after the murder of George Floyd, “Over The Finish Line” reflects on the state of the country and reminds listeners of our civic duty to vote and fight for positive change. The poignant, wistful track features Luke Reynolds on pedal steel and Tony and Grammy-Award winning musician Anaïs Mitchell, marking one of Mitchell’s first releases since the well-received opening of Hadestown in London’s West End.

Listen to “Over The Finish Line (featuring Anaïs Mitchell)” here:

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Aoife O’Donovan’s new solo album All My Friends is inspired by the evolving landscape of women’s rights in America over the past century. O’Donovan infuses the experiences of the Suffragettes, who fought for the passage of the 19th Amendment and paved the way for their daughters, with her own experiences as a modern woman who wants to build a future for her own daughter. The project - O’Donovan’s first self-produced album - features a number of special guests including Anaïs Mitchell, Sierra Hull, Noam Pikelny, Alan Hampton, Griffin Goldsmith and more. Most of the songs on the album grew out of two commissions O’Donovan took on - from the Orlando Philharmonic where she now lives, and the FreshGrass Festival in her native Massachusetts. Following performances with both institutions, O’Donovan continued to explore the themes that would become All My Friends in full. Listen to the title track “All My Friends” HERE.

Throughout the month of March, O’Donovan will host intimate album release events in Los Angeles, New York City, and Nashville:

Los Angeles (Santa Monica) - March 12th / 7:30PM

An Evening Listening To The New Album ‘All My Friends,’ presented by The Bluegrass Situation

Location: McCabes Guitar Shop

New York City (Manhattan) - March 25th / 7:30PM

A New York Evening with Aoife O’Donovan, moderated by Rosanne Cash, presented by The Grammy Museum and The Americana Music Association

Location: The Greene Space - 44 Charlton St, New York, NY 10014

Nashville (East Nashville) - March 29th / 7:00PM

‘All My Friends’ Album Release Show with Hawktail

Location: American Legion Post 82

Additionally, O’Donovan will tour the globe throughout 2024, with performances at Big Ears Festival (featuring the Knoxville Chamber Orchestra), FreshGrass Bentonville, and The Grand Ole Opry (March 27), plus her previously-announced Barbican Hall debut in London is confirmed for June 18, with Eric Jacobsen conducting the Guildhall Session Orchestra and Music Centre London Session Choir. O’Donovan has also curated a new festival called “Light In The Eastern Sky,” taking place on June 1 in Norfolk, VA, presented by Virginia Arts Festival and featuring O’Donovan and Virginia-based artists Yasmin Williams and The Wildmans. Full list of 2024 tour dates (including several shows with instrumental acoustic ensemble Hawktail) below and via

Pre-order / Pre-save All My Friends HERE.