Among those pictured at the launch of the new Mitchelstown Music Trail at Mitchelstown Enterprise Centre were Cllr Kay Dawson, Cllr Noel McCarthy, Cllr Deirdre O'Brien, Cllr Ian Doyle, Sam Hyland (Mitchelstown Business Association), Catherine Monaghan (Mitchelstown Forum), Shane Dunne (Indiependence), Louis Duffy (Director of Economic Development and Tourism at Cork County Council) and Pauline Moriarty (Cork County Council).

This year, the Indiependence Music & Arts Festival in Deer Farm, Mitchelstown, will be bringing even more people into the town with increased capacity to 10,000 in line with the festival’s growth, coupled with the announcement during the week of a Mitchelstown Music Trail in the town centre over the festival weekend. 

The music trail was launched by Mitchelstown Forum and Cork County Council in association with the festival on Friday last, as a way to support young musicians and provide a stage for them during one of Ireland’s most popular music festivals.

The music trail will see musicians performing in and outside Mitchelstown businesses on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31 between midday and 3pm, benefiting from the huge audiences that the festival brings into the town.

Through the U18s busking competition, there will also be an opportunity for a young artiste to win a performance slot at next year’s festival and the prize also includes a recording session.

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