The Soundtrack to Ireland’s Future

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    The Soundtrack to Ireland’s Future

    Episode 1

    Episode 2

    Episode 3

    Episode 4

    First Music Contact and Ireland Music Week are proud to present ‘The Soundtrack to Ireland’s Future’, a music performance series featuring twenty of the best emerging artists in Ireland right now.


    Taking place in The Grand Social in Dublin, these series represent the most exciting, up and coming artists in Ireland. The Soundtrack to Ireland’s Future will offer music fans an experience of a wide range of genres such as Pop, Hip hop, Rock, Folk, Punk, Electronic and more.


    The artists performing over the 4 episodes are: Adam Garrett (House), Aonair (Pop), B4Bzy (Hip hop), Black Pope (Rock) Bobbi Arlo (New wave), Cable Boy (Indie), Cherym (Pop), Cooks But We’re Chefs (Hip hop),  D. McCabe (Alternative),  Dea Matrona (Rock), Loraine Club (Electronic Disco), Mhaol (Punk),  Niamh Regan (Indie folk), Pixie Cut Rhythm Orchestra (Indie), Reuben Hester (Pop), Sprints (Rock), The Nation Mourns (Folk), Tomike (Neo Soul), Tung in Cheek (Alternative Indie) and Xona (Pop).

    • The Showcases

      Since our inception in 2003, Ireland Music Week has given a platform to some of Ireland’s best-known acts, and carved out a strong, uncompromising identity.

      The competition for applicants every year is always tough, with up to 500 acts vying for just 50 slots.

      Ireland Music Week is also part of Keychange, a pioneering initiative which aims to see music festival line-ups achieve a 50/50 gender balance while investing in the next generation of female artists.

      HWCH was the first Irish festival to sign up to Keychange, and we're proud to continue this as Ireland Music Week.

    • The Conference

      For artists and arts professionals of all levels, Ireland Music Week gives them a chance to learn and develop their craft, and create new opportunities with agents, labels, bookers, music supervisors, and services from all over the world.

      From workshops and panels, to master classes and speed sessions, our conference gives artists, and those who support them, the tools and network they need to sustain a career in music.