Date | Venue
Saturday 25th April 2020
Áras Chrónáin
Clondalkin, Dublin

1st Prize
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Featured Band
Michigan Irish Music Festival
September 17th- 20th 2020.

2nd Prize: €1,000

3rd Prize: €500

Apply Online Here …


Bands must aim to emulate the excellence of professional performance-groups through their arrangement, choreography, presentation and stagecraft.

The Michigan Irish Music Initiative (MIMI) is one of the most exciting awards offered to young traditional Irish music groups. This competition is organized under the auspices of the Michigan Irish Music Festival and supported by the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) and Irish Music Magazine (IMM). MIMI provides a platform for indepdendent bands and groups from organizations who focus on Irish traditional music to participate in a high-level competition. The winners will perform on the Main Stage at the Michigan Irish Music Festival in Muskegon, Michigan, September 17th – 20th 2020.

NOTE: Festival organizers from many other top festivals attend the Michigan Irish Music Festival, including Milwaukee, Kansas City, Dublin (Ohio), Syracuse (NY), La Crosse, The Wheatland Festival. This offers a unique opportunity for winners to present their music to the most influential industry leaders. Previous Performers Include: Altan, Damien Dempsey, We Banjo 3, Andy Irvine, Sharon Shannon, Tommy Makem, Slide and Solas

You can also email our Project Co-Ordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance with the application form.
Completed Entry Forms & Audio Recordings should be sent in by 5PM on FRIDAY 28th FEBRUARY 2020, late entries will not be accepted!

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Éamonn de Barra, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel: +353 86 38 26 313


In association with the Irish Traditional Music Archive ITMA, Dundalk Institute of Technology DkIT and the Michigan Irish Music Festival MIMF

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