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Irish Youth Music Award regional finals to take place at Lava Javas Youth Café 

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Irish Youth Music Awards are looking for regional qualifiers. Pictured above are PowPig on stage at Lava Javas Youth Cafe.

The Irish Youth Music Awards are a great opportunity for young musicians and those interested in all aspects of the music industry to gain experience of the live music scene

Irish Youth Music Awards Laura Duff, previous winner of the Paul Clancy Songwriting Award at the IYMAs
Laura Duff, previous winner of the Paul Clancy Songwriting Award at the IYMAs.

Limerick Youth Service is inviting teenage singer-songwriters and musicians to take part in the regional qualifiers of the Irish Youth Music Awards (IYMAs) at Lava Javas Youth Café on Friday, April 8 (5-8pm).  

The event is open to singers/rappers, bands and groups from all musical genres, with the winners representing Limerick Youth Service at the IYMAs National Finals in Dublin in mid-May.

The IYMAs are a great opportunity for young musicians and those interested in all aspects of the music industry, to gain experience of the live music scene,’ said Shelly Goggin, Limerick Youth Service.

“As the event is solely for original content, it’s a great opportunity for acts to showcase their own lyrical and musical talent,” said Shelly, youth worker with Lava Javas Youth Café.

“We’d love to hear from young people who have an interest in music who would like an opportunity to perform on stage and possibly progress to an All-Ireland final”, said Shelly.

Limerick has a great youth music scene and has enjoyed great success at previous IYMAs with Laura Duff, Elenay and PowPig, just some of the local acts who have competed on the national stage. 

The Irish Youth Music Awards is an all-island youth music education programme for young people aimed at supporting, developing and empowering future young musicians and creatives by providing hands-on music-based education, personal development and key links and access to the creative and music industries. 

The IYMAs programme has strategic partnerships which include RTÉ 2FM, and industry partnerships with IMRO and BIMM Institute Dublin we have developed a bursary to support the progression of young people from the IYMAs programme to third-level education opportunities.

Located at 5 Lr. Glentworth St, Limerick, Lava Javas Youth Café is a fun, friendly and engaging space that is open to all young people.

A member of Youth Work Ireland and the Irish Association of Community Training Organisations, Limerick Youth Service remains committed to connecting with young people and supporting them to reach their full potential. The IYMAs are a youth work programme delivered by Youth Work Ireland.

Those interested in taking part in the regional qualifiers are asked to contact Shelly at [email protected] or at 061-412444/087-7055197.

 For more stories on the Irish Youth Music Awards go HERE 

 For more info on Limerick Youth Service go HERE

For more information on the IYMAs click HERE

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