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Sinéad Quinn born 24 March 1980 at Irvinestown, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, graduate of the University of Hull was a contestant in the first series of the UK BBC TV series Fame Academy in 2002. She later went on to sign a record deal, release an album, and have a #2 UK single. She currently lives in St Albans with fiancé Paul Stewart, drummer with The Feeling. They became engaged on 9 October 2007 and were married in Ireland on 6 December 2008. Sinéad is currently in a band, Sinéad and the Dawnbreakers, as singer and acoustic guitarist.

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20 Bulls Each

Storming from the land of luck, 20 BULLS EACH have been building their following throughout their hometown of Dublin, Ireland and all of Europe for almost a decade. The band started with no allegiance to any particular style of music and instead opted to start playing and see where they ended up. Fusing influence from punk, hardcore, metal and Oi, 20 BULLS EACH have crafted their own style of melodic hardcore after years of touring and recording.

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Alan Burke

Alan Burke is an Irish singer and songwriter with a wide repertoire of traditionals, Gaelic and contemporary songs, on stage mostly performed alone with both powerful and sensitive guitar play. His brand is a very unique voice, clear and full of the typical celtic excitement, moving his listeners from laughter to tears. As a session musician he supported Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon, Moving Hearts, Altan, Donal Lunny, Davy Spillane, Paddy Glackin, and DeDannan among many others. He fronted the band called AFTERHOURS for many years before embarking on a solo career.

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Dublin City Workingman's Band

Dublin City Workingman's Band born kicking and screaming dragged into the drink fuelled world of ballad driven Trad sticking a large middle finger up to the vapid manufactured advertisement driven live music scene jumping from faster jig to faster ballad you can feel the salty brine pouring over your head when they're singing South Australia or maybe its Ciaran's perspiration or maybe its his bodhr

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Paddy Casey

Paddy Casey’s music is appealing to a wide audience. His debut album was one rich in soulful grooves and catchy hooks. The album opened loudly with the rousing Fear, and ended with the angry and despondent It’s Over Now, while exploring themes of loneliness, loss, love and social problems facing the young generation along the way. Paddy lists influences such as Bob Marley, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder in his work, and this influence shines in songs like the memorable Downtown, and the haunting Would U B.

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John Spillane

John Spillane (1961-present) is a singer/songwriter from Cork, Ireland. He graduated from University College Cork with a degree in Irish and in English. As a solo musician, John has released four solo albums to date, The Wells of the World (1997), Will We Be Brilliant Or What (2002), Hey Dreamer (2005). Prior to his solo career, he sang and played guitar with the Irish traditional band Nomos. With Nomos, he released two albums, I Won't Be Afraid Anymore (1996) and Set You Free (1997).

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Kerbdog

Kerbdog are a heavy rock band from Kilkenny in the Republic of Ireland who began writing in 1991. Their music has been described as "an unbending alloy of matt-black, titanium-tough metal and shimmering melody.", in contrast to compatriots U2's "fake authenticity" and the "tyranny of soul" espoused by Van Morrison. U2 & Van Morrison being from very different areas naturally! Kerbdog were formed in 1991 by Cormac Battle (vocals/guitar), Colin Fennelly (bass guitar) and Darragh Butler (drums) under the repressive regime of the Christian Brothers.

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Duke Special

Duke Special, a.k.a. Peter Wilson, is a Belfast artist with an unique sound, often referred to as 'vaudeville'. His songs are shaped by an omnipresent piano, harps, brass, strings and - his trademark on stage - an old gramophone. The result are very romantic and passionate little hymns with the Duke's soft vocals. A quite antique sound, but never old-fashioned. Music was all he ever wanted to do.

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