Irish Music Month is back for 2023 & aims to increase the amount of Irish music played on Irish radio.

iRadio along with 24 other stations across the country have signed up to make March ‘Irish Music Month’.

As well as onair talent searches, the campaign will see artists benefit from free advertising and more airplay.

Over €105,000 will be paid directly to artists during Irish Music Month.


Thousands of you voted & our Local Hero is… Daragh Daly from Co. Meath

Daragh’s song ‘On My Own’ has been sent to the national judges (Best of luck to Dara for the next stage)




Well done to the other three finalists who came in & performed for us. They were all brilliant.

Grá C from Galway

Erica Kate from Roscommon

& Aaron J from Galway


The overall winner from the national final will win:

  • €5,000.00 Prize Money & €5,000.00 in Musical Equipment
  • A single release with Rubyworks Record Label
  • A chance to perform at a national event, broadcast across all 25 stations.

The event is supported by Hotpress, the IBI & the BAI (under it’s Sound & Vision scheme)


Other supporters of the project include…

MCD Productions, IMRO, RAAP, Live Nation, Ticketmaster, Camden Recording Studios and the Rubyworks label.


For more info see