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Ailie Blunnie is a singer-song­writer from Leitrim who re­leased her de­but al­bum West To The Evening Sun last Novem­ber to great ac­claim. The col­lec­tion took four years to com­plete and was recorded in Lim­er­ick with Sarah Dukes.

Ailie per­formed at Whe­lan’s Ones To Watch in Jan­uary and has just an­nounced her big­gest head­line show to date in the venue on March 18. She has dubbed her eclec­tic sonic stylings “ur­ban Celtic folk-pop”, and her vo­cals have drawn com­par­isons to Sinead Lo­han and Agnes Obel. In this is­sue’s Soap­box, she ad­dresses the topic of per­cep­tions of suc­cess.

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