- 25 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.
Born in Hampshire, Rosie Carney moved to Donegal at the age of 10. She writes hauntingly beautiful tunes that have earned her millions of streams, and recently covered Radiohead’s classic album The Bends to gorgeous effect. She’s about to feature alongside Julian Stone and Lucy Rose on the new LP from Australian folk-rockers The Paper Kites, who recently hit their billionth stream.
Hear: ‘High And Dry’ from The Bends.
Watch: Her acoustic performance of ‘Thousand’, feat. Lisa Hannigan on YouTube.
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