Mayo based musicians; you are invited to share your views on February 02nd. 

Brought to you by First Music Contact, Mayo County Council and Ballina Arts Centre, the aim of this project is to develop a way of offering equal access to professional development services to musicians all around Ireland and to help Arts Officers to develop programs and supports for musicians locally.    

About this Workshop: 

The workshop will take place on Zoom on Wednesday February 02nd. The workshop will focus on supports available to musicians at a local level. Facilitated by First Music Contact and Mayo County Council Arts Service, we will look at what supports are already available locally and what supports you would like to see made available to musicians. A panel of industry experts will be joining the workshop and will be available to answer any questions you might have.  

Booking information: 

 To receive your zoom link to this meeting please email [email protected]  

 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Meet the Team: 

Angela Dorgan is the CEO of (FMC). Angela is also the current chair of the National Campaign for the Arts, who lobby government for increased support, funding and recognition of artists, arts workers and arts organisations in Ireland. Angela was recently elected Vice President of EMEE, the European Music Exporters Exchange, where she was part of a group that devised a global music export strategy for European Music for the European Commission.  

Jim Carroll is a music industry journalist. He writes about music and the music business for The Ticket , the weekly entertainment supplement with The Irish Times, and has been doing so since it was launched in November 2000. On The Record is the blog of the column which he writes for The Ticket. 

He has worked for several UK labels including Go! Discs, Warner Music and Dedicated Records and has worked as a press officer for London Records. He is the co-founder of the Choice Music Prize, the Irish Album of the Year event. 

About First Music Contact: 

First Music Contact (FMC) is the Arts Council-funded resource organisation for the popular music sector in Ireland with local, national and international impact. For the past 24 years they have supported and showcased the careers of Ireland’s popular musicians and professionals. They take a long-term developmental approach to Ireland’s popular music sector and help write the soundtrack to Ireland’s future. Through a strategic talent development pipeline, their careers and creative output, they provide popular music artists in Ireland with the resources, training, skills development and showcase platforms needed to advance. 

This programme is strategically funded by Mayo County Council in partnership with the Arts Council with support from Creative Ireland