About History Board Staff Mission Statement Aims & Objectives collectives

FMC started life as a cross-border umbrella group for music collectives in Ireland, to promote, encourage and develop the work of music collectives, to facilitate those already in existence and to help in the start up of new groups.

Expansion in the past number of years now sees FMC as a free and independent information and resource organisation for popular musicians and the popular music sector in Ireland.

FMC also co-run the Hard Working Class Heroes Festival, Ireland’s premier A&R festival showcasing emerging Irish talent. (www.hwch.net)

Music from Ireland is another FMC spearheaded project, building a brand around Irish bands at international music festivals (www.musicfromireland.org)

Most recently FMC have spearheaded the Breaking Tunes project, providing a platform for Irish musicians to showcase their wares to the industry.(www.breakingtunes.net)

FMC is grant aided by the Arts Council / An Chomairle Ealionn.