APELLA: The ‘Graceful Dancer’ Singers Talk To Us About Their Music And *THAT* Gig At Whelans

Ireland has always been an exciting place for music, and in the three years Essentially Pop has been around we’ve noticed a massive increase in the number of good quality artists we’ve reviewed, who have come from the Emerald Isle.

No less among these are APELLA, a duo formed by Dara Quilty and Ronan Nolan, both of whom have been involved in the music industry in one way or another for a good number of years now. Their latest single, ‘Graceful Dancer’, has seen considerable airplay on Irish radio stations, as has their debut track, ‘We Met At A Party’, released in 2016.

Recently APELLA played the main room at Whelans, Dublin’s premiere rock venue, and were shocked to discover Ed Sheeran and his friends – among them Jedward and actress Saoirse Ronan – had come to their show after Ed’s own gig, at the nearby 3 Arena, had finished, and were then waiting to meet them in their dressing room.

Lisa had the chance to chat with APELLA, and found out about more about them, their music, and what they have lined up for the summer and beyond. Check out her interview with them here:

You can find out more about APELLA online on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Soundcloud, and YouTube. ‘Graceful Dancer’ is available to download from iTunes, Google Play and Amazon, and stream on Spotify and Apple Music.

APELLA will be performing at festivals in Ireland over the summer, including Bare In The Woods, Portarlington; Sea Sessions, Bundoran; Indiependence, Cork and; Castlepalooza, in Tullamore. See their Facebook page for tickets and further information.

About the author

Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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