Eoin, whose mum is Eileen McDaid from Ramelton, met Ed at a Jamie Lawson gig in New York City earlier this week, where he passed along his album in hopes that the singer-songwriter might listen to it.
And it looks like the megastar was impressed with what he heard after he sent the following tweet.
He said: “I was at a mate of mine’s gig, Jamie Lawson.
“He’s about to release an album on Ed‘s label [Gingerbread Records], so Ed was at the gig.
“I just walked over – I had an album with me – and I just gave it to him.
“He was cool about it, I didn’t want to hassle him too much.
“He just took it off me and was just like ‘Thanks man’.
“I didn’t think he’d really listen to it, but I guess he did.”
Following the gig, the singer gave Eoin’s album a listen – and decided to get in touch via social media.
“I’m listening now. Keep writing and keep smashing it.”
Eoin shared a snap of the Tweet on his own account, before responding to the 24-year-old chart-topper.
He replied: “Cheers Ed.
“Much appreciated. See you down the road.
“Great gig from Jamie too.”
The singer will take to the stage at the Workman’s Club in Dublin on November 19.