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Saturday, March 1 • 16:00 - 17:00
The Irish Wave - From Grafton Street to the world

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Speaker: Moderator: Emma Summers
Frustrated with the Mexican music scene, Rodrigo Y Gabriela moved to Ireland. In order to survive doing what they love, the guitar duo, without knowing, did what many other Irish musicians had done before them, from Bono to Glen Hansard,: Busking! (street performance) Eventually they caught the eye of Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice, who offered them a support slot for one of his biggest shows in Dublin back in 2001. This was the beginning of an amazing success story: today they sell out venues from the Radio City Music Hall in NY to the Hollywood Bowl in LA; from the Royal Albert Hall in London to the Sydney Opera House in Australia, and they have sold over 2 million albums to date.
Comparative to the alternative rock scene in Seattle in the early 90’s, Dublin has, from the late 90’s and onwards, spured on a good numbers of singer-songwriters and bands that have reached far. But how did one generation of Dublin based musicians like Damien Rice, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Glen Hansard, Gemma Hayes and Mundy achieve international sucsess? And why did some artists from the same generation just die out?
Welcome to a panel talk about the importance of helping each other as artists. About creating a vibrant scene and having a support system that understands artistic ambition and the creative freedom true artists must have.
Rodrigo Sanchez (from Rodrigo Y Gabriela )
Niall Muckian (manager and CEO of Rubyworks records)
Mundy (singer-songwriter and owner of Camcor Records)
Liam O’maonlai (Hothouse Flowers)


Saturday March 1, 2014 16:00 - 17:00 CET

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