Young musical talent in Limerick gets a chance to shine

Liam Byrd and Aaron Moloney of Elenay who were winners of last year's Limerick heat of the IYMAs.

TALENTED Limerick teenagers are now being invited to take part in the Limerick Heat of the Irish Youth Music Awards (IYMAs) in the city next week.

The contest, which is open to singers, rappers, bands and groups from 14 to 18 years of age will be held at Limerick Youth Service’s Lava Java Youth Café on Lower Glentworth Street on Friday, February 9 from 4.30 to 8pm.

Open to all musical genres, the winners will go onto represent Limerick at the National Finals at Croke Park on Saturday, April 21.

The IYMAs are a great opportunity for young singers, musicians and those interested in all aspects of the music industry, from on stage to behind the scenes, to gain experience of the live music scene.

“We’re keen to hear from acts who are interested in taking part in the regional qualifier,” said John Real of Limerick Youth Service.

“The IYMAs is more of a group work and development project rather than a ‘simply the best’ competition, so all levels are welcome,” he explained.

Limerick has a great youth music scene and has enjoyed great success at previous IYMAs with local group Elenay, successful at last year’s awards. For more details on how to enter contact John at 061-412444 or email [email protected]

by Alan Jacques

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