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Premiere: The Irish Youth Music Awards Volume 8

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Back in April, we took part in the voting process of this year’s Irish Youth Music Awards at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium. A hugely encouraging, jam-packed day of genre-spanning music and performance from some of our country’s best budding talent, it fully reinforced the importance of grassroots educational programmes that extend a platform to homegrown artists in the making. Eight months on, we’re pleased to present a premiere of The IYMAs Volume 8, a five-track release featuring participating acts from Louth – Jake Mc Ardle, Kate Rogers and Bobby Bankole – the recipient region of this year’s IYMAs. The album also features a track from Laura Duff who won the Paul Clancy song writing award.

The album is available exclusively in the following HMV stores from today, December 4: Dundrum, Henry Street, Grafton Street and Louth. Buy it now from the HMV online store here. You can also buy on iTunes here, Amazon Prime here and listen on Spotify here.

Keep up to date with the IYMAs via Facebook here and Twitter here.

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