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Irish Youth Music Awards Limerick heat 2016



After their biggest year yet in 2015, the Irish Youth Music Awards return this year for another day filled with creativity and culture. The Limerick regional heat will take place on February 26 and applications are now open to all original youth acts.Limerick Youth Service has a strong tradition of entering and supporting youth music acts in this competition. Irish Youth Music Awards Limerick heat 2016

The Irish Youth Music Awards is an educational programme for young people aimed at creating teamwork and friendship at local level, while providing first contact work experience in a variety of subjects associated with the music business. The initiative brings together some of Ireland’s top music industry personnel directly into contact with young musicians. This initiative has proved hugely successful and has been given a thumbs up from BIMM Dublin, The Thin Air Magazine, Warner Music Ireland, Faction Records, Music Matters, Hot Press Magazine, IRMA and IMRO, all of whom have been directly involved.

The Irish Youth Music Awards is a community based youth music project for teen bands and musicians aged 12-19 year, across the whole island of Ireland. It is a music led music based project which honours the most effective music projects run by groups of young people each year.

The principle aim of IYMA is to give young musicians access to industry professional to benefit from their advice and knowledge. Judging is based on the entire project from the band, to the crew, to the promotion and approach to the competition. The overall champion receives recording time in a studio, and they produce an album of their own. Because the programme is entirely youth-led, the young people involved gain entrepreneurial and leadership skills while doing something they are passionate about.




Last year over 15,000 young people engaged in the initiative and it is still growing.”

The Limerick heat will take place Friday 26 February at Lava javas Youth Café The doors will open at 5pm and the event is due to finish at 8.30pm. The admissions on the night is: €2.  

The following link will direct you to the Limerick heat event page

For more information click here for the official IYMA’s website

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.