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love:live music | International Music Day | Ireland | 21st June

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Will you be in Ireland on 21st June, if so take part in the world’s largest music event! Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase your latest material or to reach a different audience? Would you like to collaborate with other musicians and genres or perform in an unusual location? 21st June is the one day in the year that music takes over the country!   

 WHAT IS LOVE:LIVE MUSIC?

love:live music is a nationwide celebration of music, placing performance and participation at the heart of the community for one day.  The event is created through public participation ‘made by the people, for the people’ and aims to bring live music into the lives of everyone in Ireland on 21st June.

 INTERNATIONAL MUSIC DAY ~ Fête de la Musique

love:live music is an associate partner of the International Music Day Fête de la Musique, the largest live music event in the world. Held annually on 21st June ~ Summer Solstice, in 120 countries / 450 cities across the globe, these highly visible national events animate public space with music performance and participation in celebration of each country’s musical identity.

 WHAT CHARACTERISES LOVE:LIVE MUSIC?

It is an exceptional and spontaneous day that promotes free participation. Anyone in Ireland can create and register an event; all events must be free to the public and take place on 21st June. The event is characterised by unexpected musical encounters and the creation of live music in non traditional spaces; particularly outdoor music experiences. Indoor venues with no entry charge are also encouraged to take part. 

 CALLING ALL MUSICIANS AND SINGERS

This national platform is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on new trends, ‘new Irish music’, from traditional to the avant-garde. All musicians and singers of all genres, both amateur and professional, can take part. It is an opportunity to participate in the world’s largest free celebration of music, with no auditions and no critics.

 WHERE IS LOVE:LIVE MUSIC?

love:live music events are held through-out Ireland, it is down to you to decide where your event will take place and to ensure permissions are sought.  Participants are encouraged to use a variety of places from the standard to the imaginative with emphasis on public space.  love:live music invites you to make music everywhere!

 WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS CAN BE INCLUDED?

Live music performances of all types, participatory and interactive events, workshops, public gatherings such as percussion and choral events, flashmobs, busking, schools events, music in the workplace and healthcare.

 VOLUNTEERS

love:live music seeks voluntary Co-ordinators across the country. If you have some organisational experience and you are interested in promoting love:live music in your county please contact: info@lovelivemusic.ie.

 WHO IS BEHIND THE EVENT AND WHEN DID IT START?

Initiated in 2010, love:live music is produced by Music Network in association with Lyric fm. It is supported by the Arts Council and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. 

 MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

Visit www.lovelivemusic.ie for more information and to upload details of your event. 12 May: Last call for event registration (programme launch). 15 May: Programme launched on website: 19 June: All registrations closed.

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