Donegal singer songwriter, Jason Flynn, will perform live on Instagram next Monday, 22 June, as part of the Young & Emerging Series in the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions.
The sessions are supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
The performance can be viewed live at 7.30pm on the Hot Press Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/hotpressmagazine/.
The Hot Press Lockdown Young and Emerging Series will see forty young and emerging acts join Hot Press on Instagram for a special live performance to be broadcast to Ireland and the world from the safety of their own homes in these challenging times.
The Series aims to support this remarkable new music generation by delivering 40 paid gigs to 40 acts over 40 days.
Minister Madigan said:”My Department has been focussed on showcasing our cultural offering and showing the capacity of Irish culture to sustain personal and collective wellbeing to audiences at home and abroad. In this context, we are delighted to support this programme of work by up and coming creative workers, artist and performers through the Hot Press Lockdown Y&E Sessions.”
Hot Press Editor, Niall Stokes said: “Ireland is a hotbed of great music at the moment, with artists of real calibre and substance emerging across all genres. But their momentum, individually and collectively, has been stifled by the complete stop that had been put to live music due to the Coronavirus. The Lockdown Sessions, which we kicked off at the very start of the crisis have been a great success.
“Now ‘The Y&E Series’ is set to deliver a fantastic programme, with vital support from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, that will showcase artists of real talent and potential, and provide them with a platform, a voice and an opportunity to reach new audiences, all over the world, in these treacherous times.”