|| ROE to showcase at M for Montréal this Saturday
Indie pop singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist ROE has been selected for M for Montréal. Now in its 11th year, the annual music conference and festival showcases around 100 local and international breakout acts in over 15 venues across Montréal. ROE will perform her very first Canadian show this Saturday, November 18th in O Patro Vys at 11:15pm.
Hailing from Derry, ROE recently played her very first Dublin show at this year’s Hard Working Class Heroes where she garnered the attention of many, including M for Montreal’s programme director, Mikey B Rishwain. ROE has also been selected for Eurosonic 2018 after attracting the attention of booker, Oskar Strajn, who also saw her perform at HWCH 2017.
To hear more from ROE, click here.
To watch the video for her latest single ‘Playground Fights’, click here.
On Wednesday, November 22nd, the Wexford Music Industry Seminar will take place in the Wexford Arts Centre from 7pm to 9pm. This is a free event open to all musicians and those in the music industry. The seminar is designed to give those who attend the opportunity to learn more about today’s music industry – the ins and outs, the dos and don’ts. The evening aims to give musicians a real insight into the business of music and hopefully equip musicians with the knowledge that they need to move their careers in the right direction.
There will be a series of short presentations from guest speakers followed by a Q&A. First Music Contact CEO, Angela Dorgan, will be speaking on the night along with Emma Kelly from Merakindie and local musician and music journalist, Brendan Keane. The night will be hosted by Ciara Brennanfrom She Bop Imagery.
If you’d like to reserve a seat at this event, please email Brendan on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 087 952 3253. For more information, click here.
100% of donations will go directly to the Dublin Simon Community to help them raise much needed funds which will allow them to continue to support people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. AIB is now partnering with Visa to support new ways to donate to charity this Christmas and the AIB Clover contactless donation devices will be used for the first time at the Dublin Simon Music Marathon allowing you to tap and donate.
|| HWCH acts featured on ‘A Breath of Fresh Éire’ playlist
At this year’s Hard Working Class Heroes festival we were delighted to have facilitated meetings between Spotify editors and the acts on our 2017 lineup. Those editors were hugely impressed with the music on offer and those crucial meetings have resulted in many of the acts being featured on Spotify’s playlists, in particular the ‘A Breath of Fresh Éire’ playlist. It features loads of amazing Irish music, including 29 HWCH 2017 alum.
Click here to listen to a playlist featuring the selected acts.
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|| The Great Escape 2018
Applications are now open for The Great Escape 2018. The annual showcase festival will take place in Brighton in May when 450 emerging artists from all over the world will showcase in 30+ venues across the city.
13 Irish acts played the festival this year. Could it be you in 2018? Artist registration will close on February 12th. Click here to apply.
Listen to the full playlist here. Check out all our playlists here.
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|| SXSW 2018
Derry punk band TOUTS and Co. Down singer-songwriter Joshua Burnside have both been selected to perform at SXSW 2018. Both are Hard Working Class Heroes alum with TOUTS having played the festival last year and Joshua Burnside having played in 2013. Joshua Burnside was also recently announced as this year’s winner of the Northern Ireland Music Prize for his latest album, Ephrata.
Lots more acts will be announced in the coming weeks but in the meantime, you can check out more about the showcasing artists here.
|| Castlepalooza 2018
Applications are now open for Castlepalooza 2018. If you’d like the chance to perform at one of Ireland’s best boutique festivals, go check out the ‘Opportunities’ section on your Breaking Tunes profile and apply now.Closing date for applications is midnight on December 9th.
Are you a festival programmer? If you’d like bands to apply for your festival through Breaking Tunes, get in touch with us on email@example.com.
|| Discover New Irish Music
Check out all the new artists recently added to our Breaking Tunes site. With nearly 15,000 Irish musicians, bands and singer-songwriters signed up since we launched, there’s over 13,000 tracks on the site for you to discover. If you and your band haven’t already signed up, you can sign up here and get your music heard by those in the industry.
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