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New Roots presents Owen Daniel, Zoe Alister, Molly Hogg, Courtney Miskimmin and Muireann McDonnell 

Special guest Owen Daniel will be opening the event following on from the release of his latest single ‘Streetlight’.   Owen was the Under 20 winner of the 2019 Forestside Young Singer Songwriter Competition.  He creates a unique sound combining soul, pop and theatre elements giving him his own unique style.  

Zoe Alister is a 19-year-old Belfast music student who accompanies her original music primarily on the keyboard.  Zoe’s has been working on her debut single which she will launch at this year’s Panarts festival. 

Molly Hogg, a 16-year-old singer songwriter from Limavady who gained great acclaim with the release of her debut single ‘Single Ladies’ early last year. She has performed at festivals such as Stendhal and the Danny Boy Jazz and Blues.  Molly was a finalist in the Forestside Young Singer Songwriter Competition 2019. 

Courtney Miskimmin has been part of the Forestside Artist Development Programme for a few years now and in 2019 she was a finalist in their Young Singer Songwriter Competition.  Aged 19, she will be launching her debut single this year at the 16th Panarts Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival. 

Muireann McDonnell is a 14-year-old singer songwriter from Skerries, Co. Dublin.  Having represented Ireland at the Junior Eurovision in Georgian, 2017, she went on to play in various festivals and has appeared on the Ray D’Arcy show with some of Irelands top musicians.  Muireann became the 2019, Under 17 winner at the Forestside Young Singer Songwriter Competition and following on from her win will release of her debut single in March 2020 at the festival.