Emerging Talent Showcase

Featuring 3 of Ireland’s up-and-coming young musicians, this Emerging Talent Showcase is presented by AMA Music Agency with special thanks to the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media through the LPRGS Support Scheme. 

Please note, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. 

Strange Boy

Strange Boy is a 1000-year-old poet channeling through the body of a young man from Limerick. With hard hitting, thought-provoking lyrics, his unique mastery of flow renders him one of the most important Irish rappers of our time. Strange Boy combines hip hop and Irish traditional music, the old and new cultural influences dominant in this country, with a sophistication that would have you swearing this genre always existed. Since his signing with the Berlin-based record label WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD in 2019, Strange Boy has been working with his producer and fellow Irishman Enda Gallery on his debut album HOLY / UNHOLY (Summer 2021).

Saoirse Casey  

Saoirse grew up in a musical family, & her childhood home was full of musical instruments. As a child she made plays, short films & stories. As a teenager, she taught herself piano & guitar, and started to write songs everyday.  Very soon after, she was performing. Her first concert was supporting Declan O Rourke at the INEC, in Killarney. Since then, she has played in many of Ireland’s much loved venues, with her own concerts and at other times supporting different artists including Tiny Ruins, Kila, Mundy, Cathy Davey, and Paddy Casey.

Jacob Koopman 

Indie-Electropop Artist Jacob Koopman continues to widen his influence with a new dark-Billie Eilish-esque single “Is that what you wanted?”. Returning after the successful release of the last single “Weight of the Wave” which has now over 30k listens on Spotify and 35k for the music video on YouTube. Jacob has once again teamed up with the producer and composer Brian Dwyer to deliver a tasty new track. Hailing all the way from Bali (Indonesia), Jacob busks on Grafton Street, Dublin in between playing festivals and touring sold-out shows around Ireland. Throughout the 2020 pandemic, he has continued to grow his online presence by streaming live performances multiple times a week.

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