Carlow Live and Local Open Call to Carlow Based Musicians

Open25 Jan, 2024, 12:00pm - 27 Feb, 2024, 12:00pm

Image Credit. Michael O'Rourke, Artist Tadgh (Carlow Live and Local)

Carlow Live and Local is an initiative of Carlow County Council Arts Service and grew from the national Live and Local Performance Scheme that local authorities managed during the pandemic. 2024 sees the return of Carlow Live and Local and the return of the initiative being administered through the Carlow County Council Arts Service.  Carlow Live and Local since its inception has showcased Carlow Musicians and seen wonderful local raw talent flourish and nurtured with the voice of the community and local musicians at its core.  Carlow Live and Local is led by a panel of local expert musicians, Fiach Moriarty and Walter Hennessey along with Carlow County Council Arts Officer Sinead Dowling and Benjamin Perchet Artistic Director and CEO from Carlow Arts Festival.

Carlow Live and Local 2024 will be staged at Carlow Arts Festival ( 7th, 8th, 9th June 2024).

PLEASE NOTE: THIS OPEN CALL IS FOR COUNTY CARLOW BASED MUSICIANS ONLY* (You have to live currently in Carlow or be from Carlow)

Live & Local is a platform for the most exciting music from across County Carlow.

Talented musicians can now apply to perform via this Open Call.  

From steel bands and classical contemporary collectives, to community choirs, cover bands, folk musicians, hip hop collectives and everything in between; there’s no limit to the type of live act we are open to presenting.

Your work should be of a good performance standard.

Representation and inclusion are important to us, and we actively encourage applications from people who reflect the diversity of our county. 

If you have any questions or need assistance, all queries and management of Carlow Live and Local 2024 is with Carlow County Council Arts Service (not Carlow Arts Festival) please contact :

Applications close on 27 February 2024 at 12 pm.   Applications will be assessed on a competitive basis and within the resources available to us, therefore it is not a guarantee that you will be successful.

Selected acts will be informed by mid March 2024.

Live and Local is an initiative of Carlow County Council Arts Service in partnership with Carlow Arts Festival.


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