Spotify the difference: Dermot Kennedy

Spotify the difference: Dermot Kennedy
Dermot Kennedy: ‘My Mam more or less did my CAO. I only put one course down and it was pure music in Maynooth’ Pic: Vevo

Until an online algorithm plucked out his music ahead of thousands of rivals, singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy was just another unknown hopeful. Now he’s headlining the Olympia Theatre and making waves in the US

Could Dermot Kennedy be the new Ed Sheeran?

It might seem like a grandiose notion to compare the Irish artist to the globe-trotting superstar, but – if truth be told – you wouldn’t bet against him. At just 26, Kennedy has already chalked up a remarkable number of successes, with a headline performance at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin recently and positive reviews in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. All this,...

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