The 2011 IMRO Showcase comes to Castlebar’s Bar Ritz (Mulroys Bar ) on September 17 in association with Finbar Hoban Presents. On the night expect to see Limerick group Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters along with Race The Flux, New Sunset Hotel, and Pearse McLoughlin entertain the crowds at Bar Ritz all for a price of €5.
The dates, venues, and line-ups have been announced for the 20th IMRO Showcase tour. The annual tour shines a very bright spotlight on Ireland’s best new music talent. IMRO showcases Ireland’s most exciting emerging acts at the best Irish venues across the country. This year saw a record breaking response to the call for entries, with more than 600 submissions made from young Irish acts hoping to take part in the tour. After much serious deliberation, IMRO has announced the dates, venues, and line-ups for the 2011 IMRO Showcase Tour.
The 11 date tour will take place between September 7 and 30 at various venues in Belfast, Derry, Athlone, Cork, Mayo, Kildare, Galway, Limerick, and Dublin. Fifty bands will participate in the tour this year and the cream of the crop will be chosen to perform at the Best of IMRO Showcase Tour 2011 in the Workman’s Club, Dublin, on Saturday October 22. The day-long celebration will see IMRO Showcase bands stage a take-over of the venue and multiple gigs, a number of all ages shows, workshops, industry talks, and much more are included on the 20th anniversary of the IMRO Tour.