The Irish Music Youth Awards have unveiled their workshop timetable for the National Day in the Aviva Stadium taking place on April 16th.

In their 9th year the awards, organised by Youth Work Ireland, will see young musicians aged 12 – 19 from across the country representing their community and gaining business experience in the music industry. On the day attendees will be able to take part in an educational hub featuring music industry panels and workshops. This panel will consist of BIMM tutors Alan Cullivan, Founding Chairman of MMF Ireland (Music Managers Forum Ireland), James Byrne, founder of the label Any Other City, Gav Fox, member of Turn and Idlewild, and Dan Finnegan, founder of Paper Trail Records.

Workshops for individual musical disciplines are also set to take place on the day. These include song writing with multi-instrumentalist Tully Gunawardhana, Johnny Boyle and Paul Moore. Vocal workshops are curtesy of Shelley Bukspan.

Regional finalists will be awarded points throughout the day by a separate panel featuring Keith Johnson (IMRO), Grainne Biddle(Sony Music Ireland), Laura Duff (Irish Youth Music Awards Winning Songwriter 2015) and Phil Udell (State Magazine/Word Up Collective). The overall winning region will be announced at the National Day in the Aviva Stadium on 16 April. This region will receive five days recording time in a studio and a full backline provided by Music Maker Dublin. They will also get the opportunity to produce their own album which will be available as both a physical and digital release.

The timetable is as follows:

Educational Hub sponsored by BIMM – Stage 1
10.00am – Educational Hub Sign Up Opens
11.45am – 1.45pm – Music Industry Professionals Panel Discussion. Alan Cullivan, James Byrne, Dan Finnegan, Gavin Fox
2.00pm – 3.30pm – Shelley Buckspan (Vocal Workshop)
4.00pm – 5.30pm – Johnny Boyle (Drumming Workshop)

Educational Hub sponsored by BIMM – Stage 2
10.00am – Educational Hub Sign Up Opens
11.45am – 1.45pm – Tully Gunawardhana (Songwriting Workshop)
2.15pm – 3.45pm – Paul Moore (Bass Workshop)

For more information www.iymas.ie

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