Irish Music Month – Local Hero Search


In a band? Releasing your own music? Missing live gigs? Independent Irish Radio Stations want to hear from you! Whether it’s rock, pop or rap – we’ve dedicated October as Irish Music Month and we’re playing more Irish music than ever.

Be in with a chance to perform live on Cork’s RedFM, play at a nationally broadcast event and win a prize pot of €5,000!

Red FM is looking for 5 acts to feature on air – one of these will then represent RedFM on a nationally broadcast gig. All 5 RedFM finalists will get €700.

The overall national winner of the Local Hero Search will get €5000.


Irish Music Month is promoting Irish Artists from every genre and from every county in Ireland – don’t miss out on your chance, enter now – check out out and our social media platforms for more info.

Proudly Supported by IBI, Hot Press and the BAI Sound & Vision fund.

Each of the 5 acts selected by RedFM will feature on the station – playing live and an interview on air. Our judges will then select one finalist to play as part of the nationally broadcast gig and an overall winner will be selected.

Send us your entry now by emailing with the following details:

Who you are (artist /group name and members)
– A bit about you
– How long you’ve been making music
– 1 or 2 MP3 songs
– Picture
– Social media links.


Terms & Conditions:

– A RedFM judging panel will select 5 acts from the entries.
– If chosen you must be available to perform 2 songs in a location chosen by RedFM that will be broadcast on the station.
– Bands/artists must be available to perform if chosen by the RedFM at the National Final.



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