Miss Paula Flynn is one of the most distinctive voices in Irish music, blending folk and country roots with a voice that is equal parts silk and sugar. In 2009 she released her first solo album, picking up nothing less than four out of five stars from Irish reviewers. It's follow up, in which the music takes a decidedly more vintage country feel, is due in 2012.
David Hope is one of the very best Roots-related outfits operating at present, seamlessly blending Folk and Roots inflections with grittily intelligent lyrics and enviably catchy choruses. He has released three critically acclaimed records in recent years and is currently in the studio recording a new album which is due for release in 2012.