Saturday 11th, The Regal Cinema
7.15, following the Awards Ceremony
First Cut! is thrilled to conclude the FCYFF 2023 with a special live set to accompany our awards ceremony from a 1000-year-old poet channeling through the body of a young man from Limerick: Strange Boy.
Strange Boy also collaborated with YMVC directorial team Fionnuala McCormack and Rachel McGill on the music video for his song Sorrow, screening earlier in the evening as part of the Youth Music Video Competition event.
With hard-hitting, thought-provoking lyrics, Strange Boy’s unique mastery of flow renders him one of the most important rappers of our time. He combines hip hop and Irish traditional music, the old and new cultural influences dominant in this country, with a sophistication that would have you swearing this genre always existed.
It’s been an incredible 12 months for the rapper who released his debut new album HOLY / UNHOLY. The album received extraordinary critical acclaim with Hot Press naming it in their top 6 hip-hop albums released anywhere in the world in 2021 and it was ranked in the top 6 Irish albums of the year by both Nialler9 and District Magazine. He is a new artist for a new generation in Ireland, singled out by District Magazine as a “national treasure”.
Having essentially created his own genre, Strange Boy is currently working on a new album with producer & composer Enda Gallery to further pioneer this new fusion.