- 28 Jan 21
In a world of shuttered music venues and snatched-away opportunities, Ireland’s music community continues to defy the odds – with young, emerging artists defiantly rising above seemingly insurmountable challenges, and flying the flag for their country. This bold energy, independent ethos and genre-defying talent is evident across our list of Hot For 2021 Irish Acts – which features artists from every corner of Ireland.
For Those I Love:
Twenty-nine-year-old producer and musician David Balfe has exploded onto the Irish scene recently with achingly vulnerable songs that powerfully portray the struggles he faced growing up. His For Those I Love persona documents a working class Irish upbringing on singles ‘Top Scheme’ and ‘I Have A Love’ – which led to a memorable Later...with Jools Holland performance. A future star.
Hear: ‘Top Scheme’.
Watch: His incredible Later...with Jools Holland performance.
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