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Do you want to be a showcase artist?

Your Roots are Showing - Ireland's newest annual conference devoted to the Folk, Roots, and Traditional music community. The conference offers training, showcasing, and networking opportunities for artists and music industry professionals in Ireland and the international Folk community, with programming for people at any stage of their career, from emerging to export-ready.

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How to Apply

All showcase artists, once selected, will be required to become paid registrants of Your Roots Are Showing conference in order to participate in the showcase programme. This registration gives you access to all programming, panels, gig fair, showcasing, trade fair, and Gala event over the 5 days of the conference. Conference registration price for official showcase artists will be capped at €80 per solo artist or €300 per band. There is NO CHARGE to apply for an Official Showcase.



All non-Irish artists must be legally able to enter Ireland and are responsible for acquiring all necessary travel permits including visas when necessary.

Radius Clause

Artists selected for an Official Showcase are not permitted to perform concerts within 32 kilometre (20 miles)  radius of the conference hotel between the from the dates of, 22nd - 26th January 2023,  inclusive.

This clause does not restrict Private Showcases at the conference, radio performances, or media interviews.

What You’ll Need to Complete the Application

  • Name of Artist and names/roles of all band  members

Full artist representation details / contact

  • 50-word bio

  • Link to two audio files

  • Link to one video of a relevant live performance

  • Two artist/band headshot photos (300dpi, colour)

  • Links to recent media reviews

  • Any relevant nominations or awards the artist has won

  • Stage plot (.pdf)


  • Applications close at 5pm on November 14th, 2022.