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Irish Youth Music Awards announce 2019 education hub lineup with The Riptide Movement, Lochlainn McKenna & more

Irish Youth Music Awards announce 2019 education hub lineup with The Riptide Movement, Lochlainn McKenna & more

Luke Sharkey

Youth Work Ireland’s Irish Youth Music Awards will be returning to have their national day take place in Croke Park on May 11th. The event will also mark the launch of Youth Work Ireland week nationally.

Attendees can sign up for the event, on a first come first served basis, featuring numerous workshops and masterclasses from musicians and industry veterans. Highlights include a class from The Riptide Movement & The Academic – who will be performing a sneaky tune or two.

Lochlainn McKenna, an award-winning director, will be teaming up with Daithí to give a chat through the music video process. Mo K and Mathman will be doing a scatch/DJ workshop.

Apart from the educational aspect, the event will feature musical performances from musicians aged 12-19 performing material written and honed throughout numerous local programmes which have been ongoing for some time.

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Here’s Irish Youth Music Awards Director Barry Lennon on the event – “We are super excited to announce our education hub line up for 2019 and to create a space for young people to get hands-on advice, skills and knowledge about the creative and music industries by some of Ireland’s best acts. We believe it’s so important to support and develop the music and creative industries in Ireland and provide pathways for our future cultural entrepreneurs to develop. We are honoured to be a part of this through the work we do in our IYMAs hubs across the island of Ireland and at our National Day in Croke Park which is all ages and open to everyone to attend”

Tickets, for the alcohol-free event, are on sale now here at €20+.

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