What is Irish Music Month?
Irish Music Month is underway since October 1st. It is a new initiative to promote Irish artists and bands. The campaign will see significantly increased radio play across 25 independent radio stations, including on WLR. In addition, €100,000 will be paid directly to Irish artists. The campaign runs for the month in association with XL Retail Group, Independent Broadcasters of Ireland the BAI Sound and Vision Fund and music publication Hot Press.
Local Hero Search as part of Irish Music Month
Over the past number of weeks, over 30 original artists from Waterford submitted tracks for WLR's Local Hero Search, which is all part of the campaign.
To find out who the final five are, click here.
Listen back to the Ray C Irish Music Month special on The Shift
For the launch of Irish Music Month last Friday, Ray C dedicated his entire three- hour show The Shift to Independent Irish Artists, with over half of the show featuring Waterford acts.
You can listen back here: