published Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Crooked Still's Aoife O'Donovan brings solo tour to Barking Legs — Sept. 13

Aoife O'Donovan, founder of the acclaimed progressive string band Crooked Still, is touring in support of her debut solo album, "Fossils."
Aoife O'Donovan, founder of the acclaimed progressive string band Crooked Still, is touring in support of her debut solo album, "Fossils."
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Aoife O'Donovan, founder of the acclaimed progressive string band Crooked Still, is touring in support of her debut solo album, "Fossils."

Previous stops have included Grand Ole Opry and Bonnaroo, as well as radio shows "A Prairie Home Companion" and "Mountain Stage."

On Friday, she will perform at Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave.

O'Donovan, whose first name is pronounced "ee-fuh," has been hailed as "a vocalist of unerring instinct" by The New York Times, "transcendent" by the Boston Globe and "the newest darling of the Americana set" by USA Today.

The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

For details, call 423-624-5347 or visit www.barkinglegs.org.

Her surname, O'Donovan, is easy enough, but the given name, Aoife, may give pause to someone not familiar with its Irish pronunciation. How would you pronounce it?

A. Waif

B. Ay-oh-fuh

C. Ee-fuh

D. Oy-vey

• Answer: C, ee-fuh.

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