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 an indie singer/songwriter in the alt folk / new folk / indie folk genres, and her second single, Sometimes, was released on the 4th of February 2022.

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.

Nick Kelly,

‘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.

Danu, Indie Buddie

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:

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Social Media/Music Sites:
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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

More about Don’t Forget
Described by its producer Martin Quinn of JAM Studios as “an ambient new-folk and indie track of sorts,” Don’t Forget received airplay on RTÉ 2XM and Radio Nova as well as via a number of local stations across Ireland. 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 on release. It also made The Nova Guestlist’s Top 100 Irish Songs of 2021. Don’t Forget has been playlisted a number of times on Spotify, and continues to be listened to across the globe.

Stations/shows where it received airplay

The Nova Guestlist with Kieran McGuinness on Radio Nova
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


28 May – Release Day Announcement

26 May – Official Video Announcement

20 May – Artwork Announcement

14 May – Single Announcement

More about Sometimes
21 January – Single Announcement

22 January – Sometimes – A Song For Now

The Promo Video announcing the release can be seen below.