Our Ali to release debut album

No looking back, as Ali learns to overcome anxiety

Fans of Ali Comerford are anticipating the release of her second single, ‘Knots’, on May 27.
The Kilkenny artist is also announcing that her debut album of the same title will be released on July 29.
Having toured the world performing viola in classical ensembles for 14 years, Ali moved back to her native Kilkenny in 2020 and has recorded her debut album of original folk based but classical influenced songs.
“Knots is a song I wrote about anxiety, something we all struggle with at one time or another,” she says.
“At the time, I was going through a stage of intense anxiety. I worried about the fact that I hadn’t released any music, about whether people would enjoy my songs or not and also over-analysed every little thing I had ever done wrong.
“I wasn’t sleeping properly and found I was lying awake at night replaying old conversations and feeling ashamed and embarrassed.
“Anxiety is an extremely isolating thing because you believe that you are the only person who feels like this. I think it’s powerful when people can speak about their own struggles and maybe eventually it will help us all feel less alone.”
Born and raised in Co. Kilkenny, Ali started playing and studying classical music when just.
After obtaining a Masters of Violin Performance from London’s Royal College of Music, she relocated to New York, completing a Masters in Viola Performance at the Manhattan School of Music on scholarship.
Ali’s journey in music has seen her grace the likes of New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall and Dublin’s National Concert Hall, Australia, and New Zealand.

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