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Join us for the third annual *Your Roots Are Showing* conference, a cornerstone event for Ireland’s folk, roots, and traditional music community.

This year, it will take place from January 15th to 19th, 2025, at the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney, County Kerry. This vibrant five-day, four-night event features professional development sessions, networking opportunities, interactive workshops, and live performances that celebrate the rich traditions of Irish music.

Expect to engage with local and international artists, industry professionals, and folk enthusiasts, all gathering to share their passion for folk music culture. The event culminates in the lively *YRAS Music Trail*, transforming the city into a stage for spontaneous performances and musical discoveries.

Over the course of the event we will showcase over 100 performances by emerging and seasoned artists, offering them a platform to shine in front of festival bookers, agents, and media representatives. Notable attendees include Glastonbury Festivals, WOMEX, Cambridge Folk Festival, and many more.

With numerous panel discussions, mentorship opportunities, and networking sessions, Your Roots Are Showing is the ultimate event for anyone involved in the folk music industry.

For more details and to register, visit www.showingroots.com


Rhiannon Giddens Announced as Keynote Speaker
for Your Roots Are Showing - Ireland's Folk Conference

Your Roots Are Showing - Ireland's premier folk, roots, and traditional music conference, is thrilled to announce that the distinguished artist Rhiannon Giddens will be the keynote speaker for the 2025 edition. The conference is set to take place from January 15th to 19th at The Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney, County Kerry.

Rhiannon Giddens has crafted an extraordinary career by blending historical roots with contemporary folk music, earning her two GRAMMY Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, and a MacArthur “Genius” Grant. Known for her dedication to highlighting overlooked contributions in American music history, Giddens has become a pivotal figure in advocating for a comprehensive understanding of the country's musical origins through her art.

"We are honored to have Rhiannon Giddens join us as our keynote speaker," said the conference organizers. "Her work resonates deeply with our mission of celebrating and preserving the rich traditions of folk music."

Giddens' latest album, You're The One, showcases her versatility, featuring an array of musical styles from blues and jazz to Cajun and country. This album, produced by Jack Splash, reflects her unique ability to weave various American music genres into a cohesive and engaging sound.





About Your Roots Are Showing: Your Roots Are Showing, a nonprofit organisation, is Ireland's largest annual folk, roots, and traditional music conference, bringing together artists, industry professionals, and enthusiasts to celebrate and explore the rich traditions of Irish music. The event offers professional development, networking opportunities, and a platform for showcasing emerging and established talent.