Music From Ireland Official Showcase at SXSW

March 7, 2022

Following on from the success of ESNS online earlier this year, Music From Ireland is delighted to be heading back to Austin after a two-year absence from live performances.

Music From Ireland will host an official showcase at this year’s SXSW at The Velveeta Room on St Patrick’s Day (March 17th) featuring performances from:

8pm Sprints

9pm NewDad

10pm CMAT

11pm Just Mustard

12am Pillow Queens


The other Irish and NI acts taking part across the week are:

Fears / Sinead O’ Brien / Cherym / Dani Larkin / The Clockworks / Beauty Sleep / Wood Burning Savages /

The artists will receive a send-off at the U.S. residence at the Phoenix Park tomorrow night.

The Music From Ireland initiative will see further showcases later this year in strong markets for Irish music including The Great Escape (focus-country), c/o Pop, Primavera Pro, Iceland Airwaves and more.

Full details including times and venue details are available on the SXSW and Music from Ireland website.

“The track record of successes from the Music From Ireland program at SXSW has been substantial in recent years and has been an important first step into the U.S. market for Irish acts for over 18 years. Both Culture Ireland and First Music Contact are committed to expanding on this with the current crop of emerging Irish talent” – Angela Dorgan, FMC

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