Music From Ireland at
South By Southwest (SXSW)
Music Conference 2017
13 Irish Acts Showcasing on the World’s Biggest Stage
Thursday 16th March and Friday March 17th
Details on line-up and MFI showcases
First Music Contact and Culture Ireland are pleased to present Music From Ireland at SXSW 2017, bringing Ireland’s finest exports to showcase globally.
Following on from the success of Eurosonic 201, the acts showcasing at SXSW are listed below. The Music From Ireland initiative will see further showcases later this year in strong markets for Irish music including The Great Escape, Canadian Music Week, Reeperbahn Hamburg, M for Montreal, Iceland Airwaves and MONDO NYC.
Music From Ireland will showcase at this year’s SXSW Music in Austin, Texas at The Velveetta Room on St Patrick’s Day (March 17th) and the now infamous FULL IRISH BREAKFAST at BD Riley’s on 6th St, Thursday March 16th featuring performances from:
Birds of Olympus
Cloud Castle Lake
Jealous of the Birds
Full details including times and venue details are available on the Music from Ireland website.
“With past festival showcase line-ups including Villagers, Lisa Hannigan, James Vincent McMorrow, Saint Sister, Rusangano Family, Hozier, Kodaline and many, many more. Music from Ireland’s official SXSW showcase is always a highlight for us as well as the international delegates who come to SXSW to do business” says Casper Mills, SXSW Music Programmer. Casper attended last year’s Hard Working Class Heroes Festival where he saw performances from A.S. Fanning, Birds of Olympus, Loah and Jealous of the Birds.
The track record of successes of the Music from Ireland programme at South by Southwest has been substantial in recent years and both Culture Ireland and First Music Contact are committed to expanding on this with the current crop of emerging Irish talent.