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Conference Schedule (updated regularly and subject to change)

 
 

22nd

SUN

16:30

REGISTRATION BEGINS

18:00

MEET AND GREET

19:00

OFFICIAL SHOWCASES

 

23rd

MON

08:30

REGISTRATION OPENS

10:00 - 11:00

MUSIC ALLIANCE IRELAND PRESENTATION

10:00 - 11:30

FUNDING + GRANT APPLICATIONS CLINIC

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS - EVENT PRODUCERS - how to create a compelling and successful event

IRISH SONG

 11:30 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

12:30

LUNCH BREAK

 13:30 - 15:00 

STORYTELLING, FOLKLORE AND SONG

VISUAL BRANDING - The importance of graphics and design of your entity (band, company, etc)

GIG FAIR

 15:00 

DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING and MEET THE PRODUCER JOANNE GARDNER LOWELL: WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN - The Making of the Album Vol II' - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

 15:15 - 16:45 

APPROACHING TALENT BUYERS - A guide to getting started

 

SONGWRITING WORKSHOP - meet the songwriters / interactive discussions / the nuts-and-bolts of writing and collaborating

THE IMPORTANCE OF ARCHIVING YOUR WORK

 17:00 

DINNER BREAK

19:00

OFFICIAL SHOWCASES

 

 

 

24th

TUE

 08:30  

Registration Opens

10 - 11:30

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS - TOUR MANAGEMENT

Examining the current state of touring

STORYTELLING FOLKLORE AND SONG

HOW TO SHOWCASE - Ben Mandelson

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS - TOUR MANAGEMENT

Examining the current state of touring

11:30

MEET THE BANJO MAKER - TOM CUSSEN OF CLAREEN BANJOS will be on site all day for banjo setup, workshops, etc

12:00

LUNCH BREAK

 13:30 - 15:00 

BLENDING MULTICULTURAL ARTS WITH IRISH TRADITION​

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS - MUSIC EDUCATORS

RELEASING MUSIC IN 2023 - You've been in the studio, now what?

 15:15 - 16:45 

TOURING OVERSEAS - INTERNATIONAL VISA AND TAX INFO

MANAGING DIGITAL ROYALTIES - Understanding what happens when you discover your song has been used and then blows up

on TikTok or other streaming platforms.

MANAGING MENTAL HEALTH ON TOUR - recovery / changing mindset and managing changing logistics

17:00

DINNER BREAK

19:00

OFFICIAL SHOWCASES

25th

WED

08:30

REGISTRATION OPENS

 10 - 11:30 

SOCIAL MEDIA and ONLINE MARKETING 

Will algorithms and new tech save or kill the music business and creativity - Privacy Laws and Risks Affecting Digital Media and Marketing.

SYNC LICENSING -The jackpot for songwriters and indie publishers?

MAPPING THE NERVOUS SYSTEM to enhance performance and increase creative flow

11:00

ETSU Presentation - Nathaniel Olson 

 

12:00

LUNCH BREAK

 13:30 - 15:00 

FOLLOW UP GIG FAIR ONE-ON-ONE SCHEDULED MEETINGS / LISTENING

VIRTUAL TEACHING - Discussions with musicians and creators who brought or reinvented their formats online during the world lockdown, and where does it goes from here?

DADGAD Guitar workshop with Sarah McQuaid

15:15 - 16:45

DIY MANAGEMENT / TOUR MANAGEMENT - What you need to know about preparing for the road / prepping for a tour / advancing a tour

PATREON WORKSHOP with Rebecca Loebe

STORYTELLING, FOLKLORE AND SONG​

 17:00 

DINNER BREAK

 19:00 

OFFICIAL SHOWCASES

 
 
 
 

26th

THUR

 08:30 

REGISTRATION OPENS

10:00 - 11:30

STORYTELLING, FOLKLORE AND SONG

MENTORING SESSIONS

SECONDARY GIG FAIR ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS / LISTENING

12:00

LUNCH BREAK

13:30 - 15:00

POP UP THERAPY with Sherrie Mondello

15:15 - 16:45

MENTORING SESSIONS

19:00

GALA CONCERT

Featuring OLD SEA LEGS, RON BLOCK & DAMIEN O'KANE and KÍLA

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