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Listen to the Black Artists Who Are Absolutely Running the Irish Music Scene playlist

Listen to the Black Artists Who Are Absolutely Running the Irish Music Scene playlist

Kelly Doherty aka the Cork electronic artist Gadget and the Cloud and recent Nialler9 writer put together a list of Black Irish and POC artists on Twitter with an accompanying playlist for people to check out.

While many readers of this site will be familiar with the artists, it’s still a great thread and playlist to get even more on board with. These artists have been doing great things for a while now, regardless of the acceleration of BLM and anti-racist protests here in Ireland.

With a lot of white Irish people now really trying to understand the perspectives of Black Irish and migrants in the heinous Direct Provision centres in this country, now is the time to really double down on support and understanding of the perspectives of these artists, without letting last week’s energy and action dissipate.

See also Erica Cody’s piece in Irish Examiner this past week and the new Black And Irish Instagram page documenting their experiences for starters.


Many Irish artists donated their proceeds from Friday’s Bandcamp-waived sales to MASI (the Movement of Aslyum Seekers In Ireland) over the weekend. This is just the start of this action. You can donate via Paypal to them direct to their email [email protected]

Here’s Kelly’s thread and the playlist is below which includes Denise Chaila, Kaé, UD, Boy W1DR (pictured), Shiv, Jehnova, Celaviedmai, Sia Babez, Hudis, Jordan Adetunji, Tebi Rex and more.

Black Artists Who Are Absolutely Running the Irish Music Scene playlist:

Also check out Slight Motif’s Slimo Weekly playlist.

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