Youth Work Ireland's Irish Youth Music Awards (IYMAs) is excited to announce the return of its online all ages national event on Saturday September 18th. This event will offer young creatives and musicians from across the country access to some of Ireland's best industry professionals for exclusive workshops and performances.
The IYMAs works with youth projects and young people (aged 12-19) from across the island of Ireland, providing personal development and hands-on music-based education as well as providing access to the creative and music industries.
This year's online event will feature leading creative industry professionals including award winning dance pop trio Chasing Abbey who will give advice on how to use social media effectively as an artist; Nialler9 will speak with Soda Blonde about their critically acclaimed debut album; RTE Choice Prize Song Of The Year nominee Gemma Dunleavy will chat to RTÉ 2FM DJ Tara Stewart, providing advice for up and coming musicians; hit podcasters Laura Fox and Emma Power from RTÉ 2FM’s chart topping show My First Ride will teach participants how to start a podcast and BIMM Institute Dublin will host a song writing workshop plus more to be announced.
The event will also feature a showcase of up and coming young creatives and musicians from across the Irish Youth Music Awards hubs with the premiere of exclusive music and performance videos produced by them.
IYMAs Director Barry Lennon said: “We are delighted to be announcing the line-up for our all ages online IYMAs National event for 2021. It’s vital that we support young people learn, collaborate and to realize their own potential and confidence as they are the future creative entrepreneurs of this island. This year we saw a larger engagement by young females across our hubs as well having over two thirds of participants in the programme from CSO/ POBAL deprivation scoring areas showing the impact and importance of this work. We look forward to welcoming everyone to our event on September 18th with tickets now on sale. ”
Director of Music RTÉ 2FM, Adam Fogarty said “We are very excited to be supporting the IYMAs programme again this year and we are looking forward to the IYMAs online National event on September 18th. It's great to see the continued growth and evolution of the IYMAs on a yearly basis. This partnership is extremely important for 2FM so we can provide young people access to the music industry and support them in developing their careers”
IYMAs partners and supporters include The Department of Children, Equality, Disabilty, Integration & Youth, RTÉ 2FM, BIMM Institute Dublin, IMRO, Music Maker, Gaisce – The President’s Award, National Lottery and Youth Action Northern Ireland.