Skip to main content Launches Nationwide Search for Emerging Musicians

August 9, 2022

The Musical Youth Foundation children’s charity, with support from IMRO, the Irish Music Rights Organisation, is inviting Ireland’s musicians to have their music spotlighted on a purpose-built website is open for submissions now. Bands, solo artists, and anyone with their own song and a desire to share it with the world is encouraged to visit to setup a profile.

There’s added incentive to get involved with a session in the legendary Windmill Lane Recording Studios, a €1,000. shopping spree in XMusic and a headline gig up for grabs.

Reveal, is part of a wider project designed to shine a spotlight on the wealth of musical talent on the island of Ireland by giving musicians an opportunity to have their music heard by a global audience via a new radio station being unveiled in 6 weeks and promising to prioritise playlisting new Irish music across the entire station schedule.

Charity and station founder Chris Maher says; “This is a celebration of music and the people that make it. has been specially designed as an online hub where the public can go to browse and discover new music. While our REVEAL station is radio reimagined and will give musicians just starting out the chance to hear their creative works broadcast alongside established artists.“

Unlike traditional radio, Reveal will have no permanent presenters. Rather there will be a rolling cast of guest presenters from the world of music and beyond. Anyone interested in presenting an hour or two of radio can get involved. With musicians submitting their music before the September 19th deadline being given first chance at a shot in the Presenter hot seat, where they will be able to introduce some of their own music to a global audience.

The station, with a floating base on a 1928 former CIE owned canal barge, is using the latest specialist software to create a virtual studio in the cloud. Meaning, all you need is an internet connection and a love of music and you can try your hand at presenting from wherever you are.

“For the listener it means you’re going to hear a wide range of voices from Ireland and the world introducing their favourite songs and sharing musical memories. You’ll meet all sorts of fascinating people on-air, and our music is a refreshingly eclectic mix of the greatest songs ever recorded and Ireland’s best new and emerging artists scheduled in prime time across the entire station schedule. You’ll never get bored of listening because every hour is different.” says Chris.

To get involved anyone with their own song/s should visit before September 19th.

To complete the circle Reveal will help to foster future generations of musicians by fundraising for the Musical Youth Foundation so that they can bring their Guitars for Kids programme back following the devastating affects of covid-19. The charity has already secured funding to provide 200 instruments to children and is 51% funded to provide weekly lessons for a full school year.

Anyone interested in supporting the charity in its work to bring music education equality to all children can do so via their website at or by emailing

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