Monday June 1, 2020

Spotify the difference: Dermot Kennedy

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

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

@nadineoregan
6th May, 2018
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

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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