“Achill Goes Country” is an event hosted by Downda Road Productions that will be spanning across 2 days, all located at the Achill Island Hotel (Achill Sound, Co. Mayo) at the large function room inside the hotel. The festival is headlined by musical legends Gloria and Paddy O’Brien, as well as Liam Kelly and band who recently won “Hottest Act in Irish Country Music” (male) and Sina Theil, who was awarded “Hottest Act in Irish Country Music” (female). Other acts include Glor Tirecontestant and Hot Country TV Presenter Sabrina Fallon, Aoife McDonagh (Hot Country TV and Ocean FM Presenter), Pete Kennedy (BCM Awards 2012 & 2013 UK Album of the Year), young local group “The Achill Lads” and other musical acts; as well as a master class in Fun Dance to Country Music by the nine times All Ireland Champion Gerard Butler, and much more.
As part of the festival there will also be an “Achill Country Star Search”, which gives up and coming Country artists/singers the opportunity to win a one day recording session at a professional studio, possibly release their demo track on Downda Road Productions and receive a complimentary radio distribution package from Debra Communications.
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