Local Musicians To Perform In Nashville

The voices of three of Northern Ireland's talented singer-songwriters are to be heard in a famous Tennessee venue.

Emma Horan, Donal Scullion and Reuben Agnew will display their talents at Nashville's Bluebird Café on St Patrick's Day, a venue famous for launching the careers of Taylor Swift and Garth Brooks.

The opportunity, supported by Panarts and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, comes after their performances at this year's Panarts Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival.

Emma, Donal and Reuben will edge closer to realising their dreams with the trip as they meet music industry professionals and spend time fine-tuning their song writing skills with Grammy Award winning tutors at Belmont University.
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Panarts Belfast Nashville Festival Director, Colin Magee, commented: "As well as offering performances of long established artists, the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival aims to offer opportunities to break new talent from Northern Ireland and showcase them on an international stage in the USA to develop their careers. I'm hugely excited and proud to showcase the three artists going to Nashville this year where I know they will be well received by the famously discerning Nashville audiences."

Ciaran Scullion, Head of Music at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, said the local artists are in for the opportunity of a lifetime.

He commented: "The Panarts Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival not only celebrates the art of song writing and brings international talent to Belfast, but it also offers an important platform to showcase and develop the skills of our younger, emerging artists. To perform at the Bluebird Café in Nashville is an experience that few forget and I wish all the songwriters every success in Music City."

Find out more in the video below:

Locals can catch the three artists closer to home at the Panarts Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival which takes place at the Ramada Hotel from 11-13 March in celebration of local song writing.

Find out more here.


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