Seminars

OPPORTUNITIES IN MUSIC EDUCATION

Saturday, February 25th – 11am Participants: Dara Kilkenny (BIMM) John McFadden (Dun Laoghaire College Of Further Education) Pete Holidai (Ballyfermot College of Further Education) Donagh O’Shea (Limerick Institute of Technology) Moderator: Jackie Hayden

SO YOU WANT TO WRITE ABOUT MUSIC

Saturday, February 25th – 10.20am Participants: Shilpa Ganatra (The Star) Ronan McGreevy (Irish Times) Olaf Tyaransen (Hot Press) Nick Kelly (Irish Independent) Moderator: Roisin Dwyer
Panel confirmed with Steve Wall

Panel confirmed with Steve Wall

Alongside his brother Joe, Steve Wall founded The Stunning in 1987, with their debut album Paradise In The Picturehouse spending five weeks at number one. The band released two more platinum-selling albums before splitting in ’94. They formed The Walls, finding particular success in 2005 with album New Dawn Breaking and hit single ‘To The...
Ken McHugh for Music Show panel

Ken McHugh for Music Show panel

Composer and producer Ken McHugh is perhaps best known for his Autamata synthpop group. He has also worked with everyone from Laura Izibor to Rarely Seen Above Ground. In 2010 he launched the side-project We Saw Heaven.
Sean Sherlock to appear at The Music Show

Sean Sherlock to appear at The Music Show

Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Labour TD Sean Sherlock will be discussing his ministerial order on online copyright, which has provoked heated debate in recent months.
Panel confirmed with Brian Kennedy

Panel confirmed with Brian Kennedy

A mainstay of the Irish music scene for over 20 years, the Belfast native followed up his early solo success with a six-year stint playing with Van Morrison. He’s also starred on Broadway as lead singer in Riverdance, written several best-sellers, presented his own RTÉ series and is currently one of the celebrity mentors on...
Louis Walsh confirmed for Music Show panel

Louis Walsh confirmed for Music Show panel

The pop impresario and X Factor judge has overseen the carers of Boyzone and Westlife and boast a peerless knowledge of the inner working of the pop industry. When it comes to cracking the mainstream, he is the ultimate authority.
Eimear Quinn for Songwriting Panel

Eimear Quinn for Songwriting Panel

Dublin born Eimear Quinn grew up in a family where singing (and choral music in particular) was hugely important. She joined her first choir at the age of four and at fifteen she started formal vocal training at the College of Music in Dublin under the tutelage of Jody Beggan. She quickly developed a passion...
Leagues O'Toole for The Music Show

Leagues O’Toole for The Music Show

Dublin-born journalist and broadcaster Leagues O’Toole began his career with promoting punk gigs, working in record shops and DJing in a variety of indie nightspots. For three years, he presented and researched RTÉ’s No Disco, focusing on independent and innovative music. The series also spawned a one-off Planxty special, which has in turn led to...
Neil O'Brien confirmed as panelist

Neil O’Brien confirmed as panelist

Neil O’Brien is an agent, artist manager and event producer based in London, England. He is managing director of Neil O’ Brien Entertainment representing artists and arranging tours worldwide. His clients include Imelda May, Joe Bonamassa, Dionne Warwick, Taj Mahal, Paul Brady, Mary Black, Sharon Shannon and Mundy. The company employs three agents to manage...
Dervilla Mullan set for The Music Show

Dervilla Mullan set for The Music Show

Dervilla Mullan is director of online in eircom. She is responsible for putting online at the centre of how eircom and Meteor interact with their customers and making it a key part of the consumer proposition. Dervilla has been in the internet industry for 16 years. As a graduate of International Commerce (German) in UCD,...
Gavin Bonnar joins Music Show line-up

Gavin Bonnar joins Music Show line-up

Gavin Bonnar has been a barrister in private practice for 19 years. He was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 1992 and to the Bar of Ireland in 1999. In his time at the Bar, he has appeared in the House of Lords and the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal. Gavin first developed...