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Public voting is now open for WLR's Local Hero Search!

Local Hero Search as part of Irish Music Month

Over the past number of weeks, over 30 original artists from Waterford submitted tracks for WLR's Local Hero Search, which is all part Irish Music Month. 

The initiative is run across a number of radio stations including WLR, in association with XL Retail Group, the  Independent Broadcasters of Ireland  the BAI Sound and Vision Fund and music publication Hot Press.

Voting in our Local Hero Search

Our judging panel had a very hard task to whittle the entries down to five. Each of the acts recorded live versions of their entries, to be judged by a panel of three. The panel comprises Ollie Carroll (WLR’s Spin Home) local musician Michelle Haberlin and You! Public voting is now underway. You can vote below...

But first, have a look at the videos of the artists here..

CODYY - "A MILLION STREETS"

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After spending six years successfully releasing music and touring extensively with Irish band Fallen Lights, CODYY is embarking on a new journey with his solo project. Watch him below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afOluqQR-sw

DUNLUVLY - TOO LATE

Dunluvly has been active in the pub circuit in Waterford, Tipperary and Kilkenny since 2017. Following his graduation from a music technology degree in Maynooth University, Dunluvly began playing in a four-piece band under the same title. Here's his track..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCs82Oon7ww

CARRIE BAXTER - YOU

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Hailing from Waterford City, Carrie Baxter is one of the most thrilling voices in the Irish music scene right now. Watch her sing "You" here..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6qMQleu_gk

UNDER STARLING - ICARUS

Known for their live performances which encapsulate the band's emotive and chaotic energy, Under Starling has a unique sound. Have a listen below to "Icarus"...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx9cI-1wvYo

TOUCAN - WE FELL FOR MILES

Toucan is the music project of pop, funk and soul artist, Conor Clancy. They've racked up over a million Spotify streams. Here's Toucan performing..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIl5fFkbhYg

How to vote in the WLR Local Hero Search

Simply click on your favourite act below. Make sure after you tick your winner, that you then click VOTE NOW. Strictly one vote per person.

The public vote will run from Friday 15th October to 5 PM on Thursday 21st October.


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