Jane Willow is a Dutch folk musician who moved to Ireland at age twenty-one to pursue music. Her music is laced with Leonard Cohen and Nick Drake influences. She experiments with folk and country elements, whilst keeping her rich, soft and velvet-like voice at center stage.
In recent years Jane’s played an incredible amount of gigs, performing at Vicar Street, Whelan’s, Temple Bar Tradfest and Electric Picnic. She’s supported the likes of Glen Hansard, The Unthanks, Kíla, David Kitt and Mark Geary.
On her debut EP ‘Onward Still (Nov 2018) she collaborated with musicians Dave Hingerty (drums: Kíla, Josh Ritter), Vyvienne Long (cello: Damien Rice).
Her single ‘The Fool’ reached the finals of Radio Nova Discovered with radio DJ Colm Hayes picking it as his favourite song. Her single ‘Rise Above It All’ was released in September and picked up radioplay on BBC Radio Ulster, RTE Radio 1, PLAY IRISH and more. This winter Jane Willow will play a number of double headline shows with Hubert Murray.
“An alluring listen full of heart and soul.”
“a remarkable voice” - Hotpress
“Jane Willow has made a serious impression on those that value craft and musicality above all else.” - The Irish Times (Tony Clayton-Lea)
“We thought we’d play a track from Jane Willow tonight. Who incidentally is even better live than she is on her records” - Mathieu Norry (RTE Radio 1)
"a bone fide authentic folk artist about to make a mark." - REMY
“Jane Willow’s otherworldly voice and serene musicality pulls you into a wonderfully crafted songspace. Luminous, peaceful, comforting and uplifting all at once.” - Fiachna Ó Braonáin (RTE Radio 1)
ONWARD STILL EP (Nov 2018)
“‘Onward Still’ is a precious collection of tracks that flow on sweet luscious melodies, pristine musicianship and a purity that is mesmerising.” - Indie Buddie
“An alluring listen full of heart and soul.” - Hotpress
“It comes from a genuine place, this is about the music, … and it takes a gifted song-writer to let their craft alone carry their message in such a wonderfully enjoyable way.” - REMY
Past Bachelor’s student of ‘Songwriting’ at the Rockacademy (Tilburg, the Netherlands).
Moved to Ireland in 2011 to pursue music.
Winner ‘Best Musician’ Intercompetitive, Dublin (2018) and winner ‘Best Solo Act’ Banbridge Buskfest (2014).
Support Act for Glen Hansard (Vicar Street), Kíla, Mark Geary, Nicki Bluhm and The Unthanks.
Has shared the stage with Glen Hansard, Frances Black, Eleanor McEvoy and Mundy.
Raised over 4000 euro on fundit.ie for her Debut EP through Fund It.
Special guests on Debut EP: Dave Hingerty (drums: Kíla, The Frames) and Vyvienne Long (cello: Damien Rice).
First single ‘On My Mind’ (November 2017).
Second single & music video ‘Onward Still’ (August 2018).
EP ‘Onward Still’ released on (November 2018).
Third Single ‘The Fool’ (May 2019).
Radio Nova One’s To Watch (2018), Whelan’s One’s To Watch (2019).
Radio Nova Discovered Finalist (2019).
Received radioplay on RTE Radio 1, Lyric FM, BBC Raidio Ulster, Radio Nova, 2XM, RTE RnaG, PLAY IRISH, LMFM, Raidio Na Life, Galway Bay FM, 8 Radio, Beat 102 103, Dublin City FM, KCLR 96 FM, Omroep Brabant, Highland Radio, PLAY IRISH and Carlow FM.