The Soundtrack to Ireland's Future Part 1

The Soundtrack To Ireland’s Future will showcase an eclectic lineup of 39 emerging artists from all corners of Ireland on stage at Lost Lane across St. Patrick’s Festival weekend. Brought to you by First Music Contact.

Anna Mieke is the musical project of Anna-Mieke Bishop, a songwriter from County Wicklow. She released her debut album Idle Mind, independently, in April 2019. Rooted in folk, the ten tracks on the record philosophise on place, age, belonging and various societal misalignments. Anna was one of five RTÉ Folk Award Nominees for ‘Best Emerging Act’ 2019, and was a recipient of the Irish Arts Council’s Next Generation Bursary Award 2019.

Basciville are Irish brother duo, Cillian & Lorcan Byrne. Exploring the joys and sorrows of human existence through intense lyricism and dark harmony. Hailing from Wexford, Ireland: Both studied music and composition at Waterford Institute of Technology before embarking on a career as session musicians for multiple Irish acts. They formed and recorded their first autonomous music under the guise of Basciville in 2016. Since then they have released two EPs recorded at their home studio in the south of Ireland.

Dublin Singer and songwriter, A. Smyth has been producing and releasing music for over 10 years. The Ex-Vann music musician’s new album 'Last Animals' was released in February 2021 and has received great reviews: "...moments of adventurous genius that lift the music to another level in its genre." XS

Ireland Music Week showcases export-ready Irish talent to the best of national and international in the music industry and is an essential event in an artist’s development in the music industry in Ireland. The main goal is to allow both industry and fans from Ireland and abroad to witness the next crop of rising Irish talent.

An important event in the music industry calendar worldwide for 18 years, it has been a catalyst event for so many successful Irish artists.