Irish Youth Music Awards announce 2020 Online Event

The event takes place on Saturday October 17th and includes workshops and master classes for young people aged 12-19
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Youth Work Ireland’s Irish Youth Music Awards (IYMAs) are hosting an online national event on Saturday October 17th. This event will offer young creatives and musicians from across the country the chance to engage with some of Ireland’s best music industry professionals. Young people are encouraged to get involved in a range of exciting activities with music industry professionals such as master classes on their experiences in the industry, marketing and home recording.

Irish Youth Music Awards 2020

The Irish Youth Music Awards (IYMA) works with youth projects and young people (aged 12-19) across the country, providing personal development and hands-on music-based education as well as providing access to the creative and music industries.

The IYMAs online event will feature masterclasses and discussions with Ireland’s top industry professionals including: 

  • RTÉ 2FM’s Dan Hegarty and Mercury nominated Fontaines D.C who will provide an insight into their journey so far and what tips they can give aspiring musicians
  • Nialler9 will host a workshop with Dermot Kennedy’s Micheál Quinn exploring his experience of touring the world including playing two sold out gigs in the 3Arena
  • RTE 2FM’s Tara Stewart will chat with Pillow Queens who have just released their debut album
  • Sabrina Sheehan from Mission PR will give attendees tips on marketing and PR drawing on her own experience from working with MCD, Hozier, others and BIMM Institute Dublin will give a home recording masterclass.

The event will also feature a showcase of up and coming young creatives and musicians from across the Irish Youth Music Award hubs.

It’s great to be able to produce the IYMAs National Day online after having to reschedule and readapt our plans several times due to the current pandemic. While we’d of course rather be gathering in person, I’m confident that we’ve managed to transfer the buzz and excitement of the IYMAs across to this online event. It is vital to continue to provide opportunities for young creatives and musicians across Ireland to learn and create especially during these challenging times. Now more than ever we need to celebrate and showcase the vibrant music and creative industry and community we have here in Ireland; and to nurture those who seek to be part of its important cultural and creative tapestry” said Irish Youth Music Awards Director, Barry Lennon.

We are delighted to support the IYMAs programme and this innovative national event they have put together. Over the course of our partnership we have seen the IYMAs programme go from strength to strength. It’s extremely important for us at 2FM to be part of the IYMAs and provide access for young people to the music industry”. said Director of Music RTÉ 2FM, Adam Fogarty.

How do I sign up for the IYMAs?

Tickets for the Irish Youth Music Awards National Online event are available from Eventbrite priced €10 per person excluding booking fee. You can sign up here.

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