Irish singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Cian Ducrot, joins the Big Feastival line up on Saturday. Raised in Cork, Cian was surrounded by music growing up and soon excelled himself, learning piano, classical guitar, saxophone, percussion, drums, violin and the flute. He studied at London’s Royal Academy of Music from the age of nine and soon felt split between his classical training and his desire to make pop music. He continued his studies while writing songs and posting on social media, but his mind was made up following a successful songwriting camp in Los Angeles. The deciding factor between the two worlds was the ability that a pop artist has to connect with their audience - and that remains a big aspect of his artistry to this day. He was far from an overnight success, however, often borrowing money, busking, surfing sofas and taking on random jobs to fund writing trips to London and LA. His first breakthrough on TikTok led to his debut EP ‘Make Believe’ and he grew in stature with every release, especially when ‘I’ll Be Waiting’ and ‘All For You’ completed his journey from pub gigs in Cork to the upper reaches of the charts. And there’s a lot more to come, beginning with ‘Part of Me’ and ‘Victory’.