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Winter Nights

by Emma Langford & Alec Brown



"Winter Nights" is a long form piece, commissioned in 2021 by the Source Arts Centre in Thurles

Emma Langford and Alec Brown combined their creative talents to create "Winter Nights", an immersive long-form piece of music bringing the listener on a wintery walk along the Shannon River in Limerick.

The piece, inspired by the magic of moonlight and mist, originated as an a capella, lyrical piece which emerges as the track evolves. The listener can hear the fall of snow, footsteps in frozen grass, the rush of the Curragower falls, and the whistle of the wind through the trees.

Langford and Brown used traditional instruments to create non-traditional sounds in this experiential piece, in which lyrical songwriting meets soundscaping.


I like the haze
Of winter nights
In early January

Watching the birds
Dancing on high
Making the season merry

Spring drifts in,
Steals away the edge of winter nights

I like the chill
Frost in the air
Like powder blue organza

Whole world is still
Swaddled in frost
It seems to slumber and the

Spring comes in,
Steals away the edge of winter nights

Winter's sun sits low, and cold it burns
Beara's hand awaits her turn
Paints all the world blue and white and grey
Her fingers through the blind
Delicately brush your eyes to herald the day


released March 11, 2022
Lyrics & Melody by Emma Langford
Produced by Alec Brown
Guitar by Emma Langford
Cello & Flute by Alec Brown
Recorded by Alec Brown & Emma Langford


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Emma Langford Limerick, Ireland

Emma is a Limerick-based songwriter with strong folk, traditional influences that shine through her work


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