Presented by Hot Press it promises the latest musical instruments, equipment and accessories, workshops, seminars and of course great ‘live’ music over the two day event.

The Music ShowYes.. there is lots to do and see at the event this year with some great speakers and panelists supporting the line-up. I have a fair idea of who I want to see already, so here is a list of some of the main activities and we hope to see you there! Download the Program guide.

 Those lined up to give workshops include:

* Thin Lizzy founder member Eric Bell

* Hard rock and trad legend Pat McManus

David Lyttle multi-instrumentalist and producer

Jonathan Mover who’s drummed with Aretha Franklin, Peter Frampton and Joe Satriani

Richie Buckley gives a Sax masterclass

* A special Drum Clinic with Chris Slade (AC/DC)


Joining the Music Show seminar and panel discussions line-up are:

* Producer Ben Hillier - Blur, Elbow, Cathy Davey, Depeche Mode, Natalie Imbruglia

Rubberbandits, the controversial platinum-selling comedy and dance duo; 

John Giddings who has worked with U2, The Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga and Madonna

* Brendan Graham, whose modern classic 'You Raise Me Up' is the most successful song in the world

Shamal Ranasinghe co-founder of Topspin

Maria Doyle Kennedy who needs no introduction 

* Legendary producer and DJ Arthur Baker, who has worked with Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen

* iRadio Assistant Programme Director and Head of Music Mark Cunning who’s a big champion of Irish artists; 

* Spin South West Programme Controller Nessa McGann who also goes the extra yard for domestic talent; 

* Phantom 105.2 and When Under Ether presenter Michelle Doherty

* Pugwash and Duckworth Lewis Method man Thomas Walsh, who was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award; 

Peter Smidt, the driving force behind Holland’s Eurosonic showcase festival

... and many more.