Ellie Goulding has seen a meteoric rise since her debut back in 2010, and music fans in Dundalk's Spirit Store were treated to an unforgettable evening a couple of weekends ago when Hozier and Ellie Goulding turned up unannounced to perform in the intimate venue as part of Guinness Amplify.

entertainment.ie Music Editor John Balfe sat down with Goulding as she performed a stunning unplugged cover version of Kodaline's 'All I Want' and talked about starting out in the music business, struggling to get a record deal and what advice she has for other artists starting out.