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PLAY IRISH

PLAY IRISH is an IASCA initiative to support and celebrate Irish music of all genres.

The initiative was origianally set up in 2011 to get more Irish music played on Irish radio. We have met with representatives from the Radio industry, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and have presented a solution to these parties.
The solution is:
 
* To introduce a new uniform definition of Irish Music for broadcasting purposes
* To itnroduce a new digital distribution system - delivering music to media 
* To create a campaign in 2017 to market Irish music to the Irish public
* To find ways of working with other organisations to support and celebrate Irish music internationally.

 

We are so excited to present to you our new project to support and celebrate Irish Music internationally - PLAYIRISH USA..

The aim of PLAY IRISH USA is to introduce more Irish music to our family, friends and the Irish diaspora.

Not yet officially launched to media, (stay tuned for more on that), IASCA has spend the last couple of months communicating with fifty Irish music media professionals from TV, Press, Radio & Blogs asking each one to choose just one song a month by an Irish artist. IASCA turns these choices into weekly playlists for international partners to share with their readers.

Our first partners are IrishCentral.com​, the largest Irish website in North America. They tell stories about Irish culture, roots, history, genealogy and now music, and are a leading source for news and politics from Irish America and Ireland to over 2million unique visitors to their website every month. 

Without further adoo, here is the first week of PLAYIRISH USA (you should be a registered user of Spotify to access)

http://www.irishcentral.com/culture/entertainment/And-Were-Off.html#

Want to help us support and celebrate more Irish music? Easy...

* Listen to the PLAYIRISH USA playlist...discover new music!

* Follow the PLAYIRISH USA playlist on Spotify - hit the follow button and increase the numbers that access the playlist

* Share the playlist with your friends on Facebook/Twitter - introduce to a wider audience

IrishCentral.com is the sister website to the Irish-American publications Irish Voice newspaper and Irish America magazine, founded by Niall O'Dowd. 

For more on IrishCentral.com: http://www.irishcentral.com/about/

 

THANK YOU to our amazing radio partners for PLAYIRISH in Ireland:
 
Galway Bay FM | Jon Richards
 

PLAY IRISH GALWAY

The PLAY IRISH Galway format is ‘Artists of the Month’!! 
There are five artists highlighted in Galway each month. Each song will be played on the same day every week b
Jon Richards at 12.30

Contact:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Beat102-102 | Niall Power and Rob O'Conner

Beat102-103 website | Facebook | Twitter

PLAY IRISH SOUTHEAST

The PLAY IRISH south east format is ‘PLAY IRISH Artist of the week!! 

There will be 4 artists highlighted in Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny, Carlow and South Tipp each month. Your song will be played every day for a week on the Beat Breakfast at 9.25amContact:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Ocean FM | Pauric Byrne

PLAY IRISH NORTHWEST
The PLAY IRISH north east format is ‘PLAY IRISH Artist of the week!! There will be four artists highlighted in Sligo, Donegal  and Leitrim each month. Your song will be played every day for a week on Ocean Drive with Pauric Byrne at 6.05pm 
Contact:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

Dublin CityFm | Mick Hanley & the LiveDrive team

Dublin CityFM website | Twitter

PLAY IRISH Dublin City FM *NEW**

The PLAY IRISH Dublin City FM format is ‘PLAY IRISH Artist of the week!! 
There will be  fifteen artists highlighted in Dublin each month. Your song will be playlisted (A,B,C lists) and highlighted on LiveDrive in the morning and/or evening.

Contact: Mickhanley@dublincityfm

PLAY IRISH Artist- Criteria:

Artist must:

* Be a member of IASCA - c'mon it's free!!
* Be a member of IMRO (or any collection society) http://www.imro.ie/
* Be a member of RAAP  - http://www.raap.ie/
* Send a copy of their album to Radio Monitor (for monitoring Irish music plays on radio http://www.radiomonitor.com
* Create a Breaking Tunes profile  www.breakingtunes.ie
* Have an up to date website / facebook page with upcoming live dates /releases/instores/links to purchase music/ contact tel no. for one member of the team 
* Announce their involvement to their fanbase in advance

PLAY IRISH Timeline.
Each station sends IASCA their choice by the 22nd of each month for the following month, so April choices will be made by March 22nd.

When writing to each of the PLAYIRISH stations, ask to be considered for PLAYIRISH 

 

 

PLAY IRISH Galway

The PLAY IRISH Galway format is ‘Artists of the Month’!! There are five artists highlighted in Galway each month. Each song will be played on that day every week in November by Jon Richards on Galway Bay FM at 12.30

Mondays | DARLING ' Echoes' (PR : Pete Murphy)

Tuesdays | GHOST MAPS 'Vanilla' (PR: Pete Murphy)

Wednesdays | JACK L 'Great Wall of Chine' (PR: Josephine Nestor)

Thursdays | DAVID BURKE ' Beautiful MInd'

Fridays | THE HORSLIPS ' Dearg Doom' (PR: Linda Coogan Byrne) 

 

PLAY IRISH South East

The PLAY IRISH south east format is ‘PLAY IRISH Artist of the week!! There will be 5 artists highlighted in Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny, Carlow and South Tipp in the month of November. Your song will be played every day for a week on the Beat Breakfast at 9.25am.

 

4th-8th

11th- 15th

18th - 22nd

25th-29th

BOYZONE - Love Will Save The Day

MAUD IN CAHOOTS - Dance With Me (Gibbons & Tist Radio Edit)

LITTLE GREEN CARS - The Consequences of Not Sleeping

still tbc by Beat102-103

 

PLAY IRISH North West

The PLAY IRISH north east format is ‘PLAY IRISH Artist of the week!! There will be four artists highlighted in Sligo, Donegal and Leitrim during the month of November Your song will be played every day for a week on Ocean Drive with Shane Smyth at 6.05pm

4th-8th

11th- 15th

18th - 22nd

25th-29th

BOYZONE 'Love Will Save The Day'

TAKEN 'Broke Me'

LITTLE GREEN CARS - The Consequences of Not Sleeping

HEATHERS 'Waiter'

 

What is PLAY IRISH?
What:
A project to increase access to playlists for Irish Artists on Irish Radio
Why:
Irish artists find it impossible compete with international artists for playlist places
How:
IASCA will work with local radio and local music businesses to bring a supportive audience to supportive businesses
Where:
The project was piloted on Galway Bay FM
When:
The pilot took place in April - June 2011
Who:
An IASCA inspired project, supported by Galway Bay FM, Roisin Dubh, Monroes, HMV Galway, Breaking Tunes, 2 U I Bestow, Bell Book & Candle, IMRO, & RAAP

Join our Facebook page to see who Jon picks every day/week.

PLAY IRISH
MARCH 2013

PLAY IRISH Galway

The PLAY IRISH Galway format is ‘Artists of the Month’!! There will be five artists highlighted in Galway each month. As listed below, your song will be played on that day every week in March byJon Richards on Galway Bay FM at 12.30

  • Mondays: Nathan O'Regan - Long Way Down (Universal)
  • Tuesdays: Niall Connolly - Samurai (Independent)
  • Wednesdays: Baile an Salsa - Salsa Trad (Independent)
  • Thursdays: Hudson Taylor - Cinematic Lifestyle  (Universal)
  • Fridays: Windings – Something Outnumbered (OutOnALimb )

 

PLAY IRISH Northeast

The PLAY IRISH north east format is ‘PLAY IRISH Artist of the week!! There will be four artists highlighted inSligo, Donegal  and Leitrim during the month of March. Your song will be played every day for a week onOcean Drive with Shane Smyth at 6.05pm

  • 04/03 Nathan O’Regan ‘Long Way Down’ (Universal)
  • 11/03 Bressie  ‘Show Me Love’ (Sony)
  • 18/03 Riot Tapes  ‘The Key ‘ (Independent)
  • 25/03 Picturehouse ‘Hello’ (Independent)

 

PLAY IRISH South East 

 

The PLAY IRISH south east format is ‘PLAY IRISH Artist of the week!! 

There will be four artists highlighted in Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny, Carlow and South Tipp in the month of March. Your song will be played every day for a week on the Beat Breakfast at 9.25am.

 

  • 04/03 The Spikes ‘Specialist’ (Independent)
  • 11/03  Nathan O'Regan   ‘Long Way Down’ (Universal)
  • 18/03  The Scenes  ‘She Said’ (Independent)
  • 25/03  Bressie  ‘Show Me Love’ (Sony)

 

PLAY IRISH Cork – coming soon!

PLAY IRISH TIMELINE /  Call for April artists

Pre 15th of the month- please contact the DJ in each station to introduce your artist/track 

  • Galway Bay FM – Jon Richards
  • Beat102-103 – Rob O’Conner
  • Ocean FM – Shane Smyth

  • 20th of each month: DJ confirms Artist and tracks for the following month
  • 22nd of the month:  IASCA contacts each artist/management/PR
  • 25th of the month:   IASCA to announce to the local PLAY IRISH team
    IASCA to announce to ALL Irish PR the PLAY IRISH artists in each county
  • 30th of the month:   ARTIST to supply all info requested (by Feb 28th please)
PLAY IRISH
JUNE 2012

 

PLAY IRISH Galway Galway Bay FM – Jon Richards – 1.10pm Mon - Fri

Jon Richards is currently accepting submissions for artists for PLAY IRISH Galway for JULY 2012 – please send music from your artists and clearly mark PLAY IRISH on the envelope.Remember if you have a show in the area, Jon will consider your artist as part of PLAY IRISH that month The PLAY IRISH Galway format is ‘Artists of the Month’!! There are five artists highlighted in Galway each month. Most of these artists move on to the playlist (if there is a positive reaction from the listeners).

Each song will be played on that day every week in May by Jon at 1.10pm

 

PLAY IRISH Galway – JUNE Artists

Mondays - James Vincent McMorrow - Sparrow & The Wolf 
Tuesdays - Christy Moore - My Little Honda 50 
Wednesdays - Lisa Hannigan  - Home
Thursdays - Mary Coughlan - Ancient Rain  
Fridays - The Coronas – Closer To You (radio edit) 
 

PLAY IRISH South East with Beat 102-103 – Niall Power on Beat Breakfast Mon - Fri @ 9.35am

Again, Beat are considering their JULY artists right now, please send music to Rob O’Conner, PLAY IRISH @ Beat 102-103. The PLAY IRISH South East format is ‘Artist of the Week’!! There are four artists highlighted over the 5 counties each month. Each song will be played by Niall on the breakfast show at 9.35am every day for a week and then considered for the playlist

 

PLAY IRISH Southeast June artists are:

4th June - Lisa Hannigan: Home
11th June - Aslan:  Halleluiah
18th June - The Kanyu Tree: Shelf Life
25th June - Duke Special: Punch of a Friend#
 
 
May 2012.
 
 
PLAY IRISH Galway Galway Bay FM – Jon Richards – 1.10pm Mon - Fri

Jon Richards is currently looking at artists for PLAY IRISH Galway for JUNE 2012 – please send music from your artists and clearly mark PLAY IRISH on the envelope.
 
The PLAY IRISH Galway format is ‘Artists of the Month’!! There are five artists highlighted in Galway each month. Most of these artists move on to the playlist (if there is a positive reaction from the listeners). Each song will be played on that day every week in May by Jon at 1.10pm

PLAY IRISH Galway – May Artists

Mondays -  Mick Flannery - ‘No Way To Live’
Tuesdays –  Polly Barrett ‘ Synchronicity’
Wednesdays – Carla Merrigan ‘ In Too Deep’
Thursdays – Glen Hansard ‘Love Don’t Leave Me Waiting’
Fridays – Ham Sandwich ‘Long Distance’ (new remix)

PLAY IRISH South East with Beat 102-103 – Niall Power on Beat Breakfast Mon - Fri @ 9.35am

Again, Beat are considering their June artists right now, please send music to Rob O’Conner, PLAY IRISH @ Beat.
The PLAY IRISH South East format is ‘Artists of the Week’!! There are four artists highlighted over 5 counties each month. Each song will be played by Niall on the breakfast show at 9.35am every day for a week.

PLAY IRISH Southeast May Artists are:

Mon 30th The Walls ‘ It Goes Without Saying’
Mon 7th   Mick Flannery ‘No Way To Live’
Mon 14th May: Kopek - Love Is Dead

Mon 21st May: Maverick Sabre - I Used To Have It All
Mon 28th May: The Minutes - Black Keys

    

PLAY IRISH Galway on Galway Bay FM with Jon Richards Monday to Friday at 1.10pm  The PLAY IRISH Galway format is ‘Artists of the Month’! Five artists are highlighted in Galway each month. 

 

PLAY IRISH Galway – April Artists
Mondays – Mark Geary – ‘Get Here’ (Ind)
Tuesdays – The Riptide Movement - ‘Thieves In The Gallery’ (Ind)
Wednesdays – The Kanyu Tree – ‘Congratulations’ (Sony)
Thursdays – The Walls – ‘It Goes Without Saying’ (Ind)
Fridays – Cormac O’Caoimh – ‘A New Season for Love’ (Ind)

 

PLAY IRISH South East with Beat 102–103 FM  – Niall Power on Beat Breakfast Monday to Friday at 9.35am. The PLAY IRISH South East format is ‘Artist of the Week’, with four artists highlighted over 5 counties, each month.

 

PLAY IRISH Southeast April Artists are:

Keywest – ‘In The Fight For Love' (Ind)
Bressie – ‘Breaking My Fall' (Sony)
Wallis Bird – ‘Encore’ (Rubyworks)
The Riptide Movement – ‘Thieves In The Gallery’ (Ind)

 

Feb 2012.

 

The PLAY IRISH Galway format has changed from Artist of the Week, to ‘PLAY IRISH Artists of the Month’!! There will be five artists highlighted in Galway each month.
As per the list below, each song will be played on that day every week in March by Jon Richards on Galway Bay FM at the new time of 1.10pm (the station has rearranged their schedule)

PLAY IRISH Galway MARCH Artists

Mondays -  Wallis Bird ‘Encore’
Tuesdays -  Rob Wade ‘Canvas of Light’  (IASCA member)
Wednesdays – Niall Toner ‘Procrastinate’ (IASCA member)
Thursdays – Hazel Jade ‘Forgive Forget’
Fridays – Mary Black/Imelda May ‘Mountains To The Sea’
 

PLAY IRISH Galway with Galway Bay FM – August Artists 

Mondays:  Sinead McNally - ‘Something Has Changed’
Tuesdays : Dan Trayers  ‘Buenos Noches’
Wednesdays: Paddy Casey  ‘Wait’
Thursdays: Maria Doyle Kennedy feat Damian Rice  ‘Sing’
Fridays: Adrian Duffy ‘Everytime the Love Strikes’


PLAY IRISH Galway

  • Galway Bay FM – Jon Richards –1.10pm Mon – Fri.
  • Five artists highlighted throughout Galway for the whole month – on radio, in media, in record stores, venues, and music bars – full reach
  • One song played the same day of every week on Jon Richards show at 1.10pm
  • Over 71K hear the PLAY IRISH artists every day x 4 plays
  • Over 250K read about the PLAY IRISH artist – between The Galway Advertiser, To U I Bestow, and all  the facebook and twitter announcements.
  • Most PLAY IRISH artists have made the station playlist as a result of being chosen
  • Artists so far include, Cathy Davey, O Emperor, Bipolar Empire, Joe Chester, Declan O’Rourke, Marc O’Reilly, Jape. The Young Folk, The Walls, Keywest and Eleanor Shanley 

 

PLAY IRISH Facts

  • All artists will benefit from being a PLAY IRISH artist
  • Other stations will pick up on the artist plays through Nielson Music Control / media
  • Jon Richards chooses all artists, gig of the week, album of the week, and news
  • Artists will have to pass the criteria below BEFORE approaching Jon Richards
  • Artists do not have to be members of IASCA, but we would obviously prefer if you were as you benefit from an IASCA project which is funded by members who are Irish songwriters, composers and lyricists.
  • To be chosen as a PLAY IRISH Galway artist, please send your music to JON RICHARDS, PLAY IRISH, GALWAY BAY FM, Sandy Road, Galway.

 

PLAY IRISH Artist- criteria for being chosen

Artist must:

  • Be a member of IMRO ( or any collection society) http://www.imro.ie/
  • Be a member of RAAP  - http://www.raap.ie/
  • Send a copy of their album to Nielson Music Control (for monitoring)
  • Create a Breaking Tunes profile  www.breakingtunes.ie
  • Have an up to date website / facebook page with upcoming live dates /releases/instores/links to purchase music/ contact tel no. for one member of the team and where possible a local show to promote
  • Announce their involvement to their fanbase in advance
  • Agree to send X copies of their album to music businesses and media in the braodcast area to increase profile in Galway that week
  • Where possible, agree to travel to the station in advance to record a live session and interview
  • Artist to join the PLAY IRISH facebook pages