The Riptide

The big guns are out for the last week of March's PLAYIRISH USA – these are some of the the most played Irish songs on Irish radio this week.

A huge 'Thank You' to those of you now following our playlist – you'll never be short of great Irish music to listen to!

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Hozier (Wicklow)

Currently storming America, the whole world is falling in love with Hozier's music. We love him so much here in Ireland, he's already been the subject of an Other Voices TV special (his first TV appearance was on Other Voices.)

Kodaline (Dublin)

Great pop tunes from Kodaline. They tour the USA in April/May - if they make it to your town, don't miss them: Kodaline Tour Dates 

The Script (Dublin)

The Script boys play their biggest Irish gig to date this coming June in Croke Park. The GAA sports ground is nearly five times the size of Madison Square Garden!

Gavin James (Dublin)

Another Irishman heading Stateside in April/May, Gavin will support Kodaline (so you get two amazing Irish artists for the price of one!).

The Riptide Movement (Dublin)

Plenty of catchy pop tunes in the TRM camp. Even Irish actress Amy Huberman thinks so, as she agreed to star in their video for All Works Out. In the video, the actress is admitted to a psychiatric unit for seeing a band that doesn't exist...

U2 (Dublin)

What can we say that you don't already know? Whilst looking around the world wide web, we came across this fun interview with the band we thought you might like.

Hudson Taylor (Dublin)

The brothers played Trafalgar Square in London on St Patricks Day this year with The Coronas.

Phil Lynott (Dublin)

We still miss him. In recent years Hotpress and Mrs Lynott put together an exhibition, and now there's a book.

Van Morrison (Belfast, N. Ireland)

Still known as Van The Man, he has just released his 35th studio album, Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue. Guests on the album include Bobby Womack, Mavis Staples, Natalie Cole and lots more.

He has also announced his 70th birthday concert here in Dublin for later in the year, no stopping this fella!

The Gloaming (Clare, Cork, Dublin, Chicago, New York)

The Gloaming make a second appearance on this month's PLAYIRISH USA because they are THAT good, and have just been crowned Irish Album of the Year 2014!

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