Ireland is recognised for having a profound musical identity; historically it is one of the most prolific and influential traditional musics in the world. To celebrate this love:live music aims to highlight Ireland’s rich, prevalent and diverse musical landscape, showcasing ‘new Irish music’ against a spectacular backdrop of traditional Irish music, from the indigenous to the avant-garde. This national platform is an opportunity to shine the spotlight on new trends, revive the ancient, experiment with the future and collaborate across cultures, genres and disciplines. It invites participation through the spirit of community music and inspiration through the virtuosic performances of master musicians.
The event is characterised by unexpected musical encounters and the creation of live music in non traditional spaces; particularly outdoor music experiences.
We are encouraging IMRO members to get involved by organising a live music event in your area. Register your event here.
Love:live music aims to promote access to live music for everyone; demonstrate the importance of music in our lives and in our society; highlight the diversity of music practice in all musical genres in today’s Ireland.