MUSIC FROM IRELAND AT SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST 2019
Culture Ireland, working in partnership with First Music Contact, will support 11 music acts to travel to Austin, Texas for the South by Southwest Festival running from 11 to 17 March 2019.
South by Southwest is the largest event of its kind in the world with 2,000 music artists from all over the world gathering in Texas to showcase their work.
Led by First Music Contact through its Music from Ireland programme, Irish artists have been showcasing at the event since 2005.
Over 5 days, the 11 artists will play 42 Showcase performances across Austin including the Full Irish Breakfast, an official day-long showcase of new Irish music featuring the showcasing Irish acts, Friday 15th March to an invited industry audience.
The 12 artists selected as Official Showcase Artists are:
Fontaines DC https://www.breakingtunes.com/fontainesdc
David Keenan https://www.breakingtunes.com/davidkeenan
Jealous Of The Birds https://www.breakingtunes.com/jealousofthebirds
Joshua Burnside https://www.breakingtunes.com/joshuaburnside
Keith Cullen https://www.breakingtunes.com/keithcullen
Pat Byrne https://patbyrne-music.com/
When Young https://www.breakingtunes.com/whenyoung
Angela Dorgan, CEO of First Music Contact commented: “We are incredibly excited by the breath of talent in the Irish line up at one of the biggest events in the world for emerging talent. This year four of our acts have featured in the most revered NPR tip list, The Austin 100, further proof of the global interest in Irish music at the moment.”
South by Southwest is one of ten international music showcases which are annually produced and presented through Music From Ireland by First Music Contact with support from Culture Ireland. Bands are funded, showcased and promoted at each event, with the objective of building further international opportunities for the artists.
For information on Irish acts and their scheduled performances as well as links to coverage of the event check into www.musicfromireland.org.
To listen to the Irish artists, their music is on Spotify here.
For further information on Culture Ireland’s Showcase activity in 2019, click here.