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The Irish Youth Music Awards announces ambitious online event featuring Fontaines D.C, Pillow Queens & more

The Irish Youth Music Awards announces ambitious online event featuring Fontaines D.C, Pillow Queens & more


The Irish Youth Music Awards has always put on a great day out for teenagers keen to get involved in the music scene in Ireland, normally taking place across a day’s activities in Croke Park.

Undeterred by COVID-19, Irish Youth Music Awards Director, Barry Lennon has led on designing an online event on Saturday October 17th that all-ages interested in music should be paying attention to, along with the core ages of music fans aged 12 to 19.

Youth Work Ireland’s Irish Youth Music Awards (IYMAs) will offer young people streamed access to working industry professionals and musicians, so they can hear direct from the people working in music today.

To date, the IMYAs have hosted 100,000 young people’s curiosity and education about a career in music, and despite COVID-19, Over 5000 young people have engaged and participated in IYMAs online masterclasses, online concerts and webinars during 2020.

Some of what is lined up for the 17th are masterclasses and discussions with RTÉ 2FM’s Dan Hegarty speaking with Fontaines D.C, I will be hosting a workshop chat with Dermot Kennedy and Meltybrains? drummer Micheál Quinn, RTÉ 2FM’s Dan Hegarty will talk radio, RTE 2FM’s Tara Stewart will chat with Pillow Queens, Sabrina Sheehan from Mission PR will give attendees tips on marketing and PR drawing on her own experience from working with MCD, Hozier while BIMM Institute Dublin will give a home recording masterclass.

Limited tickets for the Irish Youth Music Awards National Online event are available from Eventbrite priced €10 per person excluding booking fee here

“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.”

– Irish Youth Music Awards Director, Barry Lennon.   

IYMAs partners and supporters include The Department of Children and Youth Affairs, RTÉ 2FM, BIMM Institute Dublin, IMRO, Music Maker, Gaisce – The President’s Award, National Lottery and Youth Action Northern Ireland.