by / January 9th, 2013 /

Whelan’s Ones To Watch Day One: 5 To See

From tonight until Saturday, over fifty new Irish acts will be playing in the Whelan’s complex as part of their annual Ones To Watch festival. Each day we’ll be bringing you our pick of the five acts that you won’t want to miss, starting with:

Red Sail

Engaging Dublin trio (pictured) who deal in version of alternative folk that’s heavy on the harmonies and not without drama.

Sorcha Richardson

A particular favourite of our own Alan Reilly, the New York based singer songwriter makes a rare visit home.

Ria Czerniak

Dublin solo artist with hints of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush.

Twin Headed Wolf

Experimental scrap yard folk from Cavan twin sisters.

Autumn Owls

Having recorded their debut album in Chicago, the Dublin trio have already outgrown their influences.

The ever industrious Nialler9 has put together a Soundcloud playlist for each day. Listen to them here.

Tickets for Ones To Watch are €5 per day, €10 for the whole event.