Ireland is being represented internationally at two important events this month, and we are bringing you all of the exclusive details here at, where our finger is never off the quickly vibrating pulse. Irish music has always been critically acclaimed across the world, and now we have been invited to showcase our music at the esteemed Canadian Music week, (2-8 May, Toronto), and at ‘The Great Escape’ festival, (19 – 21 May, Brighton, U.K).

This has all been organised by a great organisation called Music From Ireland. Music From Ireland is an international programme that helps burgeoning Irish musicians to get established, delivered by First Music Contact. Sure we’ve loads of stuff going on in Ireland lads! Check out to get a look at all that they do.

Irish music from many different genres: rock, pop, alternative, folk, rap and dance will be showcased at the Canadian Music week and at the U.K festival. Some of the line-up of Canadian Music week include: Comerade Hat, Elm, Fangclub, Bagels, Meltybrains, Overhead, the Albatross, Ports, Daithi and much more. You can have a look at the Canadian Music week festival here. The Music from Ireland Official Showcase will be presented on Thursday, May 5th at The Rivoli, 344 Queen Street West, Toronto, starting at 8:30pm.

Then we have the U.K festival: Brighton’s The Great Escape, also on this month, and also showcasing Irish music. Some of the Irish acts that will be presented at this festival are: Bry, Stephanie Rainey, and the line-up also includes acts such as: Bleeding Heart Pigeons, Bonzai, Frames’ fiddle player out solo Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Grey Wind, Little Hours, Otherkin, Rusangano Family, Saint Sister and Wyvern Lingo. Why not pop along if you are in England, you can check out their website for more information here.

Music from Ireland is presenting a showcase of Irish bands on Friday, May 20th at the Prince Albert, Trafalgar Street, Brighton, kicking off at 12:30pm.

*The Music from Ireland programme is proudly supported by Culture Ireland.