Drumlinia Listening Rooms


The Listening Rooms Opportunity for Singer/Songwriters as part of ‘Drumlinia Music Week’


Cavan County Council Arts Office with partners Cavan Institute and Don Mescall, award winning singer/songwriter, are hosting the first Drumlinia Music Industry Weekin October 2023.

This event will close on Saturday 14th October in Cavan Town with ‘The Listening Rooms’; a series of spaces dedicated to singer/songwriters to play a 20-minute set to an appreciative audience and be recorded live as part of the inaugural ‘Drumlinia Music Industry Week’.


“The concept behind the listening room harks back to the early acoustic performances in the 60’s in the Greenwich Coffee Houses in New York, such as the Cafe Wha? on McDougal Street and Gerde's Folk City at 11 West 4th Street. Singers including Fred Neil, Richie Havens, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon, and many others played for a few dollars to small crowds who came to listen to new songs. The performer/artist/songwriter then discovered which songs worked for them and thus unfolded the start of their careers…


If you are a singer or musician and want to be heard as part of Drumlinia Music Industry Week, send us your details on the online application form with a sample of your work.  An independent adjudication panel will select the artists who will be included in the Listening Rooms on October 14th. A CD/recording of each of the selected artists will be available after the event with one featured song from each participating artist included.



We would really like to hear from you via the online form.



𝗗𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝘂𝗯𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻: September 5th @5pm!

𝗔𝗻𝘆 𝗾𝘂𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀, 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 / 049 4378549


We take this opportunity to thank the participating businesses in Cavan town who have given generously of their premises to support this initiative. 

Our thanks to: Café Mana, Latte Da, Insomnia, Cavan Gifts, Connolly Brothers, Krave Café, Datsé’s Café, Multisound, Townhall Cavan, and Jonhston Central Library.


“It is great that many of the businesses in Cavan town welcome musicians and performers with a space to share their music as part of the Listening Rooms.  As a young musician, I welcomed any opportunity to perform and get to know my audience”.  Don Mescall




Date and time:

08 August 2023 to 05 September 2023


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