AN EVENING of Loughrea's best songwriting talent will take place in the Loughrea Hotel and Spa on Sunday at 7pm. The event is run by the Emerging Network of Independent Galway Musicians and Artists (ENIGMA ). The aim of the evening is to showcase local talent with the objective of getting each performer into the Irish charts. The free event will feature Ultan Conlon, Neev Kennedy, Wokajo, Una MacLochlainn, and James Finnegan. They will each be releasing a single on the evening. Audience members will be asked to download a song on their phones from each performer so have some credit in your phones, all proceeds will be donated to charity.
Organiser Fergus Kennedy of internet music site Livewebstars.tv says: “This is a fantastic line-up of musicians that could grace any major festival in Ireland. Having grown up in Loughrea it is a mystery to me how so many talented songwriters from the town have gone unsigned by the major record labels. There is a wealth of extraordinary musicians in this town and I hope this event will help each act to feature in the Irish charts this week so we can show the country the talent we have here.” For those who cannot attend, the event can be watched live online on www.livewebstars.tv
The ENIGMA showcase will run more events around the county in the coming months and will be looking for bands from all over Galway. Events will be held in each local area so bands can benefit from local support. ENIGMA can be found on Facebook and MySpace. Submissions can be made to www.myspace.com/theenigmashowcase All other enquiries to [email protected]