Michigan Irish Music Initiative for Traditional Music Bands – Win a Main Stage Gig in the USA
Michigan Irish Music Initiative for Traditional Music Bands
Win a Main Stage Gig in the USA!
1st Prize – Main stage performance at the Michigan Irish Music Festival 2018
2nd Prize: €1,000
3rd Prize: €500
Competition: Sat. 14 April 2018 at The Spirit Store, Dundalk. Max. 8 bands.
Deadline for applications: 23 March 2018.
The Michigan Irish Music Initiative is an exciting new award offered to young traditional Irish music groups. Organised under the auspices of the Michigan Irish Music Festival, the Michigan Irish Music Initiative provides a platform for talented and aspiring independent artists, groups associated with colleges, organisations, or institutions who focus on Irish traditional music to participate in high level competition. It offers the winners the distinguished opportunity of featuring on the main stage at the Michigan Irish Music Festival, Muskegon, USA between September 13th and 16th 2018 with round-trip flights, accommodation, and breakfasts/dinners included.
The entrants must aim to emulate the excellence of professional performance-groups through their arrangement, presentation and stagecraft.
NOTE: Festival organisers from many other festivals attend the Michigan Irish Music Festival including those of The Milwaukee Irish Fest; Dublin (Ohio), Syracuse (NY) The Kansas City Irish Festival; La Crosse Irish Music Festival; and The Wheatland Festival amongst many more. This offers a unique opportunity for winners to present their music to the most influential industry leaders.
To enter please click here: https://tradirishmusic.com/michigan-irish-music-initiative-form
**Please note, each artist/ group must send examples or links (max 3.) of their music. To be completed during application process above.
For competition rules click here: https://tradirishmusic.com/pdfs/Terms_and_Conditions.pdf
Published on 2 March 2018