This Spotify playlist highlights some of best up and coming Irish artists

If you’re interested in finding out who many of the best up and coming performers are on the Irish music scene, a great place to start is with the latest Spotify playlist from the IASCA. Hoping to follow in the steps of 2014’s breakout star Hozier, these acts want to leave their mark on the music business, both at home and abroad.

The playlist includes a nice mix of veteran performers, such Delorentos and Ryan Sheridan, and younger talent like Derry-based SOAK, set to play leading music festival SXSW later this year, and Wexford-born singer-song writer Johnny Stewart. 2015 will be a busy year for all eight acts featured as a full touring schedule of the Irish and European festival circuit await many.

If you’re interested in reading more about these bands, all have Facebook and YouTube pages where new music and videos are regularly posted. The Dead Heavys released their debut album ‘New Age of Innocence’ in 2014 and it is available on iTunes. Also touring releases from 2014 are Delorentos, The Young Folk and the Henry Girls. Keep an eye out for a new album in 2015 from Ryan Sheridan, as well as more releases from SOAK, Johnny Stewart and The Carnival Brothers.

IASCA is the Irish Association of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. Based in Ireland, their members are the Irish music writers of all genres - artists, songwriters, composers and lyricists.  Their goal is to represent their members, support them, protect their interests and create an environment where new talent can thrive.

PLAY IRISH is an IASCA initiative to promote Irish music both at home and overseas. This playlist is brought to you by the IASCA, visit their website here: