UPDATE 26 May – The Rockin’ Road Festival is cancelled and won’t be going ahead on Sunday 28 May.

Summer is here at last! And with it come gigs on bright evenings, and live music floating on the open air across parks and fields where we sit, and dance, and soak it all in.

I’m delighted to be experiencing both from the stage in May 2023 with two upcoming performances.

On the 19th, I’m excited to be joining Krypton Bulb and City Pets in the Thomas House part of the legendary Fuzzed Up series of indie nights. Doors open at 8pm, and entry is €6.

One summer staple which has been sorely missed since 2019 is the annual Rockin’ Road Festival, and I’m thrilled that it’s not only returning in 2023, but I’m on the bill!

This day out is always a joy, with its blend of great music and people, vintage vehicles and stalls (including food), and its fun-filled, relaxed atmosphere. Most importantly, all proceeds go to ChildVision where they’re spent on equipment for the students and children who use the services.

Sunday 28th of May is the date, 12-8pm is the time, the National Education Centre for Blind Children, Grace Park Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, is the place, and €10 admission is payable at the gate with kids going free.

Past performances including links to view

28 July 2022

After releasing the third and final track in a trilogy of songs, The Space Between, I hosted an intimate night at The Workmans’ gorgeous Vintage Room on 28 July 2022 to celebrate the release of all three. I was joined across the night by very special guests Ray Gilligan from StereoType, Keeley Moss and Brew

10 September 2021

I was delighted to have been invited to support the brilliant StereoType in front of a live audience at The Grand Social. You can see my performance here.


23 August 2021

After an 18-month hiatus on foot of the COVID-19 pandemic, I was so excited to return to the stage again as part of the fabulous Dublin Quays Festival. The Festival featured an exciting mix of emerging talent and established names performing live over the month of August in four great venues along the banks of Dublin’s River Liffey.

Emma Hynes Dublin Quays Festival Poster

My solo set from SIN É can be seen here on the Festival’s YouTube Channel.


The Festival was made possible by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media’s Live Performance Support Scheme.

Totally Dublin – Dublin Quays Festival Announces Cracking Line Up For August

IMRO – Dublin Quays Festival Announces Line Up

While live performance was an impossibility, in addition to releasing my first single, I played covers of my favourite songs from home across 2020 and 2021. You can visit my YouTube channel to hear me sing songs by David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Elliott Smith, Dexys Midnight Runners, Slade, Amy Winehouse, Supergrass, Suede, Manic Street Preachers, Blur and more.

20 April 2021

It was a privilege to read three pieces from my collection, There Are No Fixed Stars, at the Irish Writers Centre’s first online Takin’ the Mic on 20 April. You can watch my performance and/or read the pieces here

28 February 2020

Takin’ the Mic returned to the Irish Writers Centre, Parnell Square, on Friday 28 February 2020, and I had the pleasure of reading one of my short stories on the night. Full details of this event can be found on the Irish Writers Centre website.

31 January 2021

It was an honour and a privilege to support HAIL THE GHOST in Whelan’s on Friday 31 January 2020 following the release of their second album ARRHYTHMIA in December 2019. Find out further details about the event here.


11 October 2019

The Irish Writers Centre’s Takin’ the Mic returned to the Red Line Book Festival on Friday, 11 October 2019, and I had both the pleasure and privilege of reading my short story, A Lesson in Grief, at it.


2 October 2019

Native Harrow came to Dublin on Wednesday, 2 October 2019 and I was delighted to open the night. All event details can be found here.


8 May 2019

I had the privilege of being the featured musician at the Staccato Literary Salon in Toners Pub, Baggot Street, Dublin on Wednesday, 8 May 2019. I performed a selection of my songs in between readings from Sarah Davis-Goff, Susan Lindsay, Rachael Hegarty, Darren Darker, and Philip St John. The night was hosted by writers David Butler and Tanya Farrelly, and admission was free.


15 February 2019

Blue Sun frontman Brew Mbirika headlined this one-off event on Friday, 15 February 2019, at which he shared the stories behind his music alongside live performances of his songs. I was excited to provide support on this special night alongside Kevin Casey. All proceeds/donations were in aid of the National Council for the Blind Ireland (NCBI)
The gig took place in the gorgeous Vintage Room, upstairs in The Workmans Club.
Tickets were €5 for a great cause.

Full event details for Storytellers Gig at the Workmans here.


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