Daire Heffernan is an exciting new singer-songwriter from Dublin and based in Belfast. The 19 year old began writing songs when her late father thought her to play the guitar at age 11. Her music is equal parts indie rock and dream pop with influences ranging from Phoebe Bridgers to Cocteau Twins.
Her debut single ‘Skeletons’, released in February 2022 gained her recognition from Dan Hegarty of RTE 2FM and outlets including HotPress, GoldenPlec and The Thin Air.
Following the success of Skeletons, Heffernan played her first ever live shows in April 2022, opening for Paddy Hanna in The Workman’s Cellar and appearing at Totally Irish Live Tuesdays (TILT) in The Button Factory.
Her follow up single ‘Midwest Emo’, released on April 27th alongside the announcement of her debut EP entitled ‘Wasters’ which drops on June 24th. Since it's release, 'Midwest Emo' has been featured on Nialler9, The Thin Air, Hot Press and GoldenPlec, as well as on many playlists.
She will play her first headline show upstairs in Whelans on June 30th to coincide with the release of the 'Wasters' EP.