Aaron J. Burke is aspiring songwriter from Kildare who started playing music at a young age. He draws influences from various musicians, and harbours a love for rock music, having grown up on a diet of Pink Floyd, U2, Simple Minds, then in his teens heavy metal. In his early twenties, Burke moved into playing more stripped back and acoustic music.
Described as contemporary Irish folk/world music group, Kíla has taken Irish traditional music to a new level. The energy from their gigs stays with you for a long time. You can relive the atmosphere with their latest album Alive Beo which is a live album that captures the best of the band.
Centered around singer/songwriter, artist Fergus O'Farrell, Interference have been on the music scene for more than three decades and have influenced many artists in Ireland and beyond. O'Farrell sadly passed away last February but his music and legacy live on.
They say music heals all wounds, helps you whenever you're in need. And in case of this artist with a degree in pharmacy, this sentence is true twice as much.
Loah, of Irish/Sierra Leonean origin, easily turns different elements of her culture into a mesmerizing combination she calls ArtSoul.
Cork based alternative rock band Paradox has been on the music scene for twenty years. They have released five albums to date. Hugely influenced by the Grunge Era of the 90's they later found their own sound and kept developing it. Powerful lyrics and timeless music has granted them success on both sides of the Atlantic.
We all know the Irish have a gift of storytelling and that's maybe why their songwriting tradition is so strong. Laois native and North Cork area based Brian Lalor has been making music for over a decade. He puts himself and his feelings into the lines. His style is at the crossroads between country, folk and rock but the result is natural and catchy.