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Emerging Artists: Early Career Advice & Open Floor Discussion

Saturday September 8th, 3:30pm - 4:15pm.

Liberty Hall, Dublin. Admission Free.

Panellists: Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Ciara O’Leary Fitzpatrick, Tola Custy , Shane Gillen, Nuala O’Connor & Eamon Murray.

Facilitated by Joanne Cusack.

A cursory look at participation in Irish music suggests that equal numbers of boys and girls learn music as children, yet at the level of professional performance, the public face is overwhelmingly male. A panel of experts will tease out this issue and offer early career advice to all participating musicians.

Facilitator: Joanne Cusack is a button accordionist and doctoral researcher from Co. Dublin. Joanne began her doctoral research in Musicology at Maynooth University, focusing her research on gender in Irish traditional music.

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Eamon Murray is a founding member of supergroup Beoga and manages Moxie. He has worked in all facets of the music industry for almost 2 decades.

Shane Gillen is the director of Big and Bright music agency. Big and Bright was established in 2017 in response to a gap in the market for an all-encompassing, 360 degree, specialised talent management service and booking agency. Bringing together established industry experience and PR expertise, they allow acts to flourish in all aspects of their careers, presenting greater opportunities for success.

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh is an award-winning traditional singer and musician from Corca Dhuibhne, West Kerry. She has enjoyed a successful career as a touring artist, with over thirteen year’s experience as lead singer and flute player with the Irish traditional supergroup Danú, as well as performing as a solo artist.

Ciara O' Leary Fitzpatrick, currently head of Digital Marketing at Cork Opera House has been playing traditional music since the age of four. A concertina player from North Cork, she also is a guest lecturer at CIT Cork School of Music where she previously graduated from with a Masters in Performance. With music and marketing in her tool belt, she has worked with many artists and artistic bodies in building their online strategies and presence.

Tóla Custy is an exceptional fiddle player and composer from County Clare who has sought to create a sound of his own whilst remaining sympathetic to the subtle nuances in Irish Traditional Music.

Nuala O’Connor established Hummingbird Productions with Philip King in 1987 to produce high quality music and arts documentary films. With Philip King she worked as producer and writer on the BBC’s 'Bringing It All Back Home' and is the author of the book which accompanied the series. Nuala also sits on the governing body of UCC, and has worked as a traditional music reviewer for the Irish Times for many years.

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