Rhiannon Giddens, Musician From Limerick Has Won A Grammy For Best Folk Album

The University of Limerick has extended its congratulations to singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens, who is an artist in residence at the Irish World Academy after she won Best Folk Album at last night’s Grammy Awards.

Ms Giddens, a native of North Carolina, won the award for her album They’re Calling Me Home written with partner Francesco Turrisi.

Rhiannon Giddens, who lives in Limerick and is a banjo player, is an artist in residence at UL’s World Academy, working with students of music and dance.

They’re Calling Me Home, which was recorded with Mr Turrisi and Ben Rawlings at Hellfire Studios, a small studio on the foothills of the Dublin mountains, scooped the award in a tough category that included Sarah Jarosz, Madison Cunningham, Tyler Childers and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

In a tweet to her 37.7 thousand followers, she said she was so excited to hear that her ode to love and loss was awarded the Best Folk Grammy, and sent much love to her other family in Ireland.

She is currently in Sante Fe in New Mexico working with the Nashville Ballet company

It’s her second Grammy win. She also won a Grammy for her album Freedom Highway in 2017.

The University of Limerick extended their enormous congratulations to Ms Giddens, their artist in residence on her win, and expressed how proud they were to have her work at UL.

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