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Emma Langford announced as Irish Post Music Awards 2018 nominee

Limerick’s Emma Langford has been announced as one of the four artists shortlisted for the Best Irish Folk act at the Irish Post Music Awards 2018. Picture: Cian Reinhardt/ilovelimerick

Emma Langford announced as Irish Post Music Awards 2018 nominee

By ilovelimerick correspondent Ryan O’Connell

Limerick’s Emma Langford has been announced as one of the four artists shortlisted for the Best Irish Folk act at the Irish Post Music Awards 2018. The 28-year-old is joined by fellow folk acts Christy Moore, Aoife Scott and Lankum.

The final decision will be made on the 7th of June by a combination of a panel of industry professionals and a public online vote. Public voting lines are now open, and you can vote once a day every day until the televised awards ceremony on the 7th of June. Votes can also be made online. The results will be revealed at a televised awards show in June.

The news of Emma Langford’s Irish Post Music Awards 2018 nomination comes after the news that Langford will re-release her 2016 single Tug-o-war. Tug O War was created on February 17 in 2016 in a frenzied burst of inspiration, in response to a feeling of being “not good enough”. The track featured in 2016 on Emma Langford’s debut self-titled EP.

 This summer, Tug O War will be re-released as a single, giving the tune once again its own chance to shine. The track’s release in late May coincides with the beginning of the artist’s Irish and European tour. Langford will also be releasing a remix of the track by Northern electronic artist Arvo Party, and a music video to accompany the single is currently in the works.

Speaking about the re-release of Tug-o-war, Langford said, “I’m looking forward to sending Tug O War out into the world again – this song for me is a constant reminder of how far I’ve come, and why I’m in the music business, to share stories and connect with people.”

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