Irish Music Month

Irish Music Month in association with Hotpress/IBI/BAI is back for 2023!!

Irish Music Month is an initiative, run in partnership with Hot Press, involving Shannonside Northern Sound and other Independent Radio Stations around the country with funding from the BAI Sound & Vision fund to promote and celebrate Irish Music.

Stations will assist in the national campaign to support the music industry in Ireland from grassroots upwards playing more Irish music providing a significant additional boost for the profile and status of Irish artists. The initiative is aimed at all musicians/bands/ singers from all music genres. Artists must submit their original song including a brief biography before January 31 to localmusic@northernsound.ie

From all submissions received four acts will be selected as finalists which will be announced on February 15/16. These acts will be interviewed on w/c March 6.  The song will be recorded live in our studios in Longford.  Each finalist receives €875.  On w/c March 13 the act to go through and represent Shannonside Northern Sound as our Irish Music Month representative will be announced!!  This song will also be played extensively across programming. On March 27 the 6 acts will be chosen from all individual station winners throughout Ireland.  They will then go through to the Grand Final Showcase taking place on Thursday April 13.  The overall winner receives €5,000 in cash.  They also receive €5,000 in equipment as well as having their chosen song played across 25 radio stations in Ireland.

How to enter?

Email submission (your original song and a brief bio.) to localmusic@northernsound.ie before January 31.  Good Luck!!

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