- 27 Mar 23
The station's other finalists included Cíona Kelly, Yasmin Hughes and Eoghan McGeough.
There's more big A New Local Hero news coming in from the North East – with LMFM announcing Negro Impacto as their overall winners in the talent search!
Following the release of their brilliant self-titled EP, Hot Press tipped this Dundalk duo as ‘Hot For 2022’. They’ve since clocked up impressive live performances, and an appearance on All City’s This Way Vol. 1 compilation – with even more big things to come.
Each finalist got the chance to play live on LMFM, with all of the artists – thanks to the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, under its Sound & Vision scheme – being paid for their performance.
As one of the central features of Irish Music Month, A New Local Hero is a major call to arms for Irish musicians and bands – with all 25 participating radio stations having reached out for submissions as part of the talent search.
Well done Negro Impacto - @negroimpacto Winners of
The Local hero talent search final for Irish Music Month in association with @hotpressmagazine the I.B.I. & the B.A.I.’s Sound & Vision fund.@clairemayregan pic.twitter.com/fDr4d9s0A2
— LMFM RADIO (@LMFMRADIO) March 12, 2023
25 acts, including Negro Impacto, have been selected as their radio station's A New Local Hero. Now, an industry judging panel will choose just five of those acts to go forward to play at a special showcase event in Dublin.
The A New Local Hero campaign will ultimately see over €100,000 paid directly to Irish artists – and one worthy winning act selected, who will get to record a single at the prestigious Camden Recording Studios in Dublin, and release the single on the famed Irish independent record label Rubyworks.
As announced by Hot Press and the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI), Irish Music Month is running from Monday, March 12, to Friday, April 13 – and will see significantly increased radio play for Irish music across 25 independent radio stations.
Irish Music Month is supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, under its Sound & Vision scheme.
The event is also supported by IMRO, RAAP, MCD Productions, Live Nation, Ticketmaster, Camden Recording Studios and the Rubyworks label.
Read more about Irish Music Month here.