Tuesday 4th of October marks the beginning of Ireland Music Week, a week focused on the appreciation of Irish musicianship and artistry. In recent years, Ireland has been experiencing a music renaissance, with several Irish artists gaining international recognition. Bands such as Fontaines D.C. and The Murder Capital have ignited international attention and promoted Ireland as a hugely creative space. With this, there is a plethora of highly skilled and gifted artists fabricating new music throughout Ireland.

Despite the variety of constraints faced by Irish artists, such as unaffordable housing and the reverberations of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts sector, Irish artistry continues to flourish. As such, Ireland Music Week aims to articulate the abundance of exciting and thrilling artists that are emerging throughout the Emerald Isle. Such a festival assists in the elevation of many of the unique and new artists that are materialising.

Ireland Music Week is an essential source in providing musicians with a platform in which to showcase their talents and garner attention. To celebrate Ireland Music Week, there are a number of events featuring some of the most exciting musicians Ireland has to offer. With concerts being held in venues such as Lost Lane, The Grand Social and Workmans, there is a multitude of live music to be found throughout the city-centre this week.

The week-long celebration will culminate with two nights of live music littered throughout Dublin, showcasing the Irish talent. This Thursday and Friday, Dublin will play host to a variety of gigs. On Thursday the 6th of October, musicians such as Gurriers, Sprints, Kyoto Love Hotel and Bricknasty are a few of the many artists performing sets throughout various venues within Dublin city. Following this, artists such as THUMPER, Pretty Happy, The Scratch and Negro Impacto will be performing on Friday the 7th of October.

 Overall, there is a variety of live music to enjoy this week! Attending one of these performances will undoubtedly provide you with an abundance of new artists and songs for your next playlist! So, if you happen to be in the city-centre this Thursday or Friday, be sure to attend one of the many live performances Ireland Music Week has to offer. Show your support for some of the hugely talented artists emerging from this small island!

Holly Hunt – Music Correspondent

To book tickets and check out what’s on for Ireland Music Week click the link here: https://www.irelandmusicweek.com/