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From the moment Áine Cahill made her TV debut to millions in 2016, she was set for fame. Plucked from a pub stage at Glastonbury to perform live on the BBCs festival coverage, before Coldplays set on the Sunday night, she mesmerised viewers who could scarcely believe that she wasnt already a star. In fact, the then 21 year old was a naïve newcomer from a village in County Cavan, being managed by her postman. Oh, and shed just spent a week sleeping in a van. Overnight, Áines social media stats exploded. On Spotify alone, 150,000 signed up to hear more of her passionate, powerhouse vocals and selfwritten, storytelling songs. She was inundated with offers from excited industry insiders. In Ireland, radio stations added Áine to their playlists. Within weeks, she had a manager, who has represented everyone from David Bowie and Depeche Mode to the Rolling Stones and the Spice Girls.She signed to a major international booking agency renowned for representing global superstars. "It was like finding myself in a fairy tale, says Áine. "Since the age of 19, all Id wanted to do was make music, but I couldnt see how that would happen.
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