This album is a pay what you want release! That can even be free :-) Any money received will go towards supporting and developing the IYMAs programme and National Day so dig deep if you can.
The Irish Youth Music Awards (IYMAs) is an all island youth music educational programme run by Youth Work Ireland for young people aimed at supporting, developing and empowering future young musicians and creatives across the island of Ireland by providing them with the opportunity to learn new skills like recording, social media and public relations as well as working collectively and getting the opportunity to attend industry master classes at our all ages National Day which is open to all young people to attend.
The IYMAs programme has strategic partnerships which include a national media partnership with RTÉ 2FM, and industry partnerships with IMRO and BIMM Institute Dublin who we have developed a bursary with to support the progression of young people from the IYMAs programme to third level education opportunities.
Each year the programme is launched in youth clubs and projects all over Ireland, as well as partner organisations in Northern Ireland. Each region holds a local live selection event and chooses an act and original song to represent their region at the National Day in Croke Park.
The remaining performers form a team/ mini music industry, and learn new skills such as recording, photography, social media and public relations. A songwriter and national recipient are selected at the National Day in Croke Park. The national recipient region receives professional recording, mastering and the launch of an album, which includes all the team members from the winning region. These are selected based on their performance at the National Day and their team’s work in advance of the National Day.
The National Day is all ages and offers a showcase of talent and a range of workshops, access to industry professionals, opportunities and activities for all and is open to all young people to attend. We have hosted workshops with The Academic, The Riptide Movement, Orla Gartland, Wyvern Lingo and hand on demos around screen printing, Ableton live and video making plus much more at this event.
This album was recorded live at the Irish Youth Music Awards National Day on Saturday May 11th 2019 in Croke Park.
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Michael Brady.
Artwork designed by Gavin Beattie.
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released March 24, 2020