Roundhouse Rising Festival 2018 is supported by YouTube.

Award-winning British folk singer, songwriter and guitarist Blair Dunlop has cemented his place as one of Britain’s most exciting talents to come from the folk scene. With three albums under his belt, BBC Radio 2 Playlist status and as the recipient of a BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award, he joins Rising Festival at an extremely exciting time. The intimate gig takes place prior to an Australian and American tour.

‘An increasingly adventurous songwriter’

The Guardian

Blair will be supported by folk and pop artist Ailbhe Reddy, a singer-songwriter whose “deeply personal heart-on-her-sleeve lyrics and a memorable voice lingers with you long after your first taste” (Record of the Day, UK). Her critically acclaimed single, ‘Relent’ was featured on Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ playlist, as well as features in Earmilk (NYC), Nialler9 (IRE) and The Line of Best Fit (UK).

‘A songwriter with enormous promise’

Clash Music

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