This Is Emma Hynes

Emma Hynes is a writer, singer and musician from Dublin who performs her own songs, prose and poetry.

She released her celebrated debut single, Don’t Forget, as an independent artist in May 2021, and enjoyed a triumphant return to live performance in August 2021 via the Dublin Quays Festival. This was followed by a support slot at The Grand Social for Dublin power-pop band StereoType in September. Emma is preparing to release her second single in early 2022. In terms of genre, her music would come under the indie singer/songwriter category, and might best be classed as alt folk / new folk / indie folk.

As a writer, Emma’s work has been published in The Ogham Stone 2020 and Visual Verse: An Anthology of Art and Words, and she has performed readings of her prose and poetry on several occasions at the Irish Writers Centre. In October 2021, she was shortlisted for the inaugural Visual Verse Writing Prize.

Dublin songsmith and writer Emma Hynes knocks it out of the park with her debut single which has just been released across multiple digital platforms. It comes with a sumptuously shot video to boot which features nature in all its glory.

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Described by its producer Martin Quinn of JAM Studios as “an ambient new-folk and indie track of sorts,” Don’t Forget made RTÉ 2XM’s playlist rotation, featured multiple times on the Radio Nova Guestlist with Kieran McGuinness, and enjoyed airplay around Ireland via a number of local stations. The song was featured and reviewed by Broadsheet.ieIndie Buddie and Finbar Hoban Presents as well as being included in Golden Plec’s Irish Songs You Need to Hear This Week. It has been playlisted a number of times on Spotify, and continues to be listened to across the globe.

‘Don’t Forget’ is a wonderfully emotive tune steeped in warm melodies and well-placed instrumentation….Hynes’ vocals haunt and croon throughout as she injects a soulful tone into this mesmerising tune. There is something hypnotic and thought-provoking about the melancholy within the song that captures the listener’s attention from the first play and lingers for days. Well crafted and showcasing poetic lyrics, ‘Don’t Forget’ is a strong debut single from the singer-songwriter.

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Recorded Performances

Dublin Quays Festival
Supporting StereoType at The Grand Social

Prose and Poetry
Takin’ the Mic online with the Irish Writers Centre. Emma reads three pieces from 1hr25mins.
The Lost Words – A Short Story with Film
Island Bound, published in Visual Verse: An Anthology of Art and Words
A Lesson in Grief – A Short Story with Photograph

Enquiries welcome!

Emma is available to book for musical events as a solo singer-songwriter, and for literary and spoken word events as as performer of prose and poetry. If you have a booking enquiry, or require further information, she’d be delighted to hear from you. There are a number of ways to get in touch:

Contact form:
Social Media/Music Sites:
Apple Music

Thank you for reading.

Further Information

Emma’s Events Page

Airplay for Don’t Forget

The Nova Guestlist with Kieran McGuinness on Radio Nova
RTÉ 2XM Playlist Rotation
Fuzzed Up Radio Show with Andy Marke on Dublin’s Near FM
Music in Mouth on 103.2 Dublin City FM,
Roddie Cleere’s Irish Music Show on KCLR 96fm
Top Tunes on 90.3 NearFM
Premier Irish Music with Owen Lonergan on Tipp FM
Aftertunes Weekdays on 92.5 Phoenix FM
Tracey’s Choice on Dundalk FM
The Irish Music Scene with Eoin Beatty on Kfm Radio Kildare
The Acoustic Yard on Blues & Roots Radio

Music Video for Don’t Forget

Don’t Forget Announcements

28 May – Release Day Announcement

26 May – Official Video Announcement

20 May – Artwork Announcement

14 May – Forthcoming Single Announcement