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What is Music From Ireland?

Music from Ireland is the cross industry & arts collective set up to promote Irish talent at International Music Showcases & Conventions.

Who are Music From Ireland?

Music From Ireland is run by First Music Contact ( in partnership with Culture Ireland

What does Music From Ireland do exactly?

At each event Music From Ireland will subsidise costs for artists, pay for, prepare & host showcase gigs.
create a promotional CD of new and showcasing artists and actively promote the irish performances at each event and make sure all delegates are aware of the acts showcasing in the run up to the event through

Who funds Music From Ireland?

Music From Ireland is funded by Culture Ireland directly and The Arts Council through their funding of First Music Contact

How do I qualify for funding?

You must have an official invitation for the events we cover.

Exactly what festivals do Music From Ireland cover?

MFI is funded to cover The Oscar Wildes, (compilation cd only) Eurosonic, Canadian Music Week, SXSW, The Great Escape and CMJ as we have identified these as key events in those territories.

Who picks the bands?

Showcasing acts are selected by the festival organisers in each country. FMC DO NOT select the showcasing acts.

Do Music From Ireland plan on adding other festivals to their remit?

Funding permitting we are very interested in getting Irish acts more attention at events like Primevera, Reeperbahn, M for Montreal and many more.

Who funds FMC?

FMC is funded by the Arts Council, An Comhairle Ealionn

What else does FMC do?

Fmc are a free information and advice resource for musicians and the Independent music sector in Ireland. The have created a portal for irish music at, run the Hard Working Class Heroes music festival, run MFI and also roll out the FMC tour once a year.

Music From Ireland,
33 Wicklow Street,
Dublin 2,

T: +353 1 675 0529 E: