- 05 Feb 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.
Having previously lived in America, Brazil and West Africa, it’s no surprise that Paj’s 2020 EP Pastel was a glorious melange of jazz, soul and world music influences. A busy musician who’s worked with the likes of Ensemble Eriu, RiZa and Fehdah, he also answers to the name of Paddy Groenland and makes a mean music video.
Hear: ‘LaLaLove’ from Pastels.
Watch: His live-streamed Workman's gig.
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