RTÉ 2FM and the Youth Work Ireland’s Irish Youth Music Awards (IYMAs) are delighted to announce the release of IYMAs volume 12 today – which can be listened to or purchase Here. The tracks featured on this album are from up and coming musicians from Youth Work Ireland Louth’s representing team, which were the recipient region of the IYMAs programme for 2019. Elana Mulligan from Youth Action Northern Ireland Enniskillen also features and she was selected as the IYMAs Lil Red songwriter award recipient. This release also marks the launch of the IYMAs programme for another year with events planned in IYMAs hubs across the entire island of Ireland starting shortly.
The album was produced during the summer in Sun Studios, which gave young musicians the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of artists such as U2, The Coronas and Kanye West who have recorded there. It was then mastered by Richard Dowling in Wav Mastering Limerick Ireland who has worked with David Bowie, The Foo Fighters and Choice Music Winners Soak.
Barry Lennon, Youth Music Awards Director said “It’s brilliant to be able to produce and release IYMAs Volume 12 as part of our programme as a testament to the brilliant up and coming creatives and musicians we have across the island of Ireland. We hope everyone can stream or buy a copy before next Thursday the 24th of October so we can try to get the album into the charts and showcase this talent”.
Alan Swan, Director of Music RTÉ 2FM said “The Irish Youth Music Awards programme is such an important programme to help develop, support and create a platform for new musicians from across the entire island of Ireland. We are very proud of our partnership with the IYMAs and hope everyone can support the release of IYMAs volume 12. We look forward to further developing this partnership this year”.
To mark the release of the album a special all ages concert is being hosted this Saturday October 19th in the Spirit Store in Dundalk with doors at 2pm, full details here.
- Even For A Day – Apologies
- Even For A Day – Talking About Not Talking
- Ry – Losing it
- Misplaced Location – Don’t Miss Me
- Naoise Duffy – Ach Ní Fheicimid Aon Fáth
- Elana Mulligan – You Want Me Gone
LISTEN OR STREAM IYMAS VOLUME 12 HERE