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Jan 22, 2023, 4:00 PM – Jan 26, 2023, 11:00 PM

Nuremore Hotel & Country Club,

Nure More, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, Ireland

The Event

Your Roots Are Showing Conference is Ireland's newest and largest annual folk, roots, and traditional music conference. The conference provides opportunities for showcasing, professional development, and networking for artists and music industry professionals in Ireland and the international Folk community, with tailored programming for people at all stages of their careers, from emerging to export-ready.

The Nuremore Hotel and Country Club in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, just one hour from Dublin Airport, will host the 2023 conference from the 22nd to the 26th of January.


Over five days and four nights, Irish music industry delegates and international guests will take part in networking sessions, panel discussions, social gatherings, mentoring sessions and intimate showcases throughout the conference facilities.


Topics Included



This is your chance to perform for members of the Folk Music industry from all over Ireland and the world, from Festival Directors who program the world's biggest stages to House Concert Hosts who host concerts in their living rooms, and every type of live venue in between! We also host Folk DJs, Managers, Agents, Labels, Performers' Rights Organizations, Funders, Music Supervisors, and others from the industry. With our showcases, you will have the most visibility and opportunities for discovery during your time at our conference.

The Schedule

What To Expect
  • Welcome reception + hor d'oeuvres, acoustic music on first day (hotel lobby)

  • 4 Days of Panel discussions - Each panel will run approx 90 minutes, with 45-minute changeovers. At Least 3 conference rooms will run concurrently or overlapping at each segment.

  • On Site Vendor exhibits - Vendors Include luthiers, media, industry accessories providers and more... 

  • Gig Fair "speed dating for musicians”- with agents, talent buyers and venue bookers

  • Emerging artist showcases

  • Constituency meetings

  • 1-on-1 mentoring sessions

  • End of conference gathering - evening gala event - banquet + music

Playing Big Drum

Topics Include

Mental Wellbeing on Tour

Choosing Your Team

State of the Global Music Industry

Effective Networking

Performance Crafting

Social Media Masterclass

Metadata and You

More To Follow...


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