Derry, County Derry
At the tender age of 15 Oscar Jennings is carving out a name for himself in his local independent music scene. He has been writing songs since the age of 13 and performing live just as long. His songwriting is personal and heartfelt and has a maturity beyond his years. He has been described as a rare mixture of talent and humility by Derry's Magee on Music who also said he is one to watch in 2019. He has performed at many events including Stendhal festival in Limavady; Earagail arts festival in Donegal; Youth 19 festival in Derry; the ICC in London and support sets for The Henry Girls, Waldorf and Cannon, Manchester anti-folk band Crywank and renowned English folk duo The Breath. He was invited this year to collaborate with Armagh born singer/songwriter and flautist Rioghnach Connolly (The Breath) who described Oscar as a "young Leonard Cohen who doesn't know how good he is". Rioghnach has been appointed as artist in residence at the Nerve Centre in Derry and together they are working towards producing and releasing an EP of Oscar's original material later this year.
His music is a mixed bag of styles and genres mainly folk, indie and acoustic alternative.
He will be performing at the Mór music and Arts trail on Arranmore Ireland as part of the Earagail Arts Festival 2019.