Following on from the successes of ESNS and SXSW earlier this year, Music From Ireland is delighted to be heading back to Brighton after a three-year absence.
As the lead country partner, Music From Ireland will host two official showcases, a panel on the challenges facing artists touring in a post Brexit UK, a Country Connections speed- meeting session with UK industry and a country reception networking event.
The two Music From Ireland official showcases at this year’s TGE feature performances from 10 acts. See below for all activity:
Thurs 12th May
12pm Aby Coulibaly
1pm Tolü Makay
3pm The Scratch
5-7pm MFI Networking Reception with Country Connections, Jury’s
Fri 13th May
10am MFI Panel
Challenges Facing Artists Touring in the UK Post Brexit with Willie Ryan (Artist Lawyer), Pat Carr (Remote Control Agency ), Charlene Hegarty (Artist Manager, Zero Myth) and Joe Clark (Artist Manager, CWB). Jury’s.
12pm The Clockworks
4pm The Mary Wallopers
Other acts taking part across the festival are:
Ailbhe Reddy / April / Bicurious / Lucy McWilliams / Naked Lungs / Nixer /
Sinead O’ Brien / Thumper
The Music From Ireland initiative will see further showcases and industry networking later this year in strong markets for Irish music including Primavera Pro, A2IM, Iceland Airwaves and more.
Full details including times and venue details are available on the Music from Ireland website.
“It will be a major highlight to be back at The Great Escape after Covid absences, but it will be especially great to be there as Lead Country Partner with 18 of Ireland’s brightest and best talent. The musical diversity in our line-up in such a large market for Irish music demonstrates the huge talent pool in Ireland, and we hope to see very positive direct outcomes for the participating acts as a result”. Angela Dorgan, FMC