March 1, 2019

Teen Music Competition

(from left) PowPig's Anna Rooney, Leah O’Donnell, Laura Brennan & Andrea Mocanu

PowPig: last year’s local winners at Lava Javas

Limerick’s young musicians are invited to take part in this year’s Limerick qualifiers of the Irish Youth Music Awards at Limerick Youth Service’s Lava Javas Youth Café, Lr. Glentworth St, Limerick this Friday, March 15th (5:30-7pm).

The competition is open to young singer-songwriters, bands and groups (13-19 years) from all musical genres, with the winners representing Limerick at the National Finals at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin on Saturday, May 11th.

The IYMAs is a great opportunity for young musicians and those interested in all aspects of the music industry, from on stage to behind the scenes, to gain experience of the live music scene.

‘We’re keen to hear from acts from across Limerick who interested in taking part in the regional qualifier,’ said John Real, Limerick Youth Service.

‘The IYMAs is more of group work and development project rather than a ‘simply the best’ competition – so all levels are welcome for the regional qualifier,’ said Mr. Real, Youth Worker at Lava Javas.

Limerick has a great youth music scene and has enjoyed great success at previous IYMAs with local group Elenay a previous winner at local level.

‘The local qualifier is the perfect platform to showcase the young musical talent that the city and county has,’ Mr. Real added.

Interested parties are asked to contact John Real at or at 061-412444.

Lava Javas is a dedicated youth café and home to an active live youth music scene with many well-known acts such as Animal Beats, starting their careers at the popular venue.

A member of Youth Work Ireland, Limerick Youth Service remains committed to connecting with young people and supporting them to reach their full potential.