I was feeling slightly nostalgic about home recently and so, in order to combat the feeling, I did the sensible and masochistic thing of searching YouTube for videos from discoverireland.ie. All of the ads naturally have background music by Irish musicians and one piece of music in particular caught my ear.
Heather is a singing duo from Dublin made up of two twin sisters called Ellie and Louise McNamara. The girls began writing music together in 2007 during their Leaving Cert year and recorded their debut album Here, Not There in February 2008. Remember When is the song they first achieved significant airplay with:
On a similarly cultural/artistic note: I have discovered a photographer called Jordan Matter. Matter lives in New York City and has taken advantage of the many young people who come to the Big Apple to dance and got them to cavort in front of the camera. What makes his photos different is that Matter shoots these dancers in everyday situations with some beautiful results: