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 The 2020 Competition has been CANCELLED

How to enter

Simply download and complete the competition entry form and email it to info@thegalwaydrumshow.com along with a link to an online video showcasing the entrants drumming skills. 


Video links (YouTube/Facebook etc.) should showcase performances for two minutes, on an acoustic kit, with no other musicians or live musical accompaniment. 


Please note the entrants’ face must be clearly visible on the video, and videos should not be edited.

Finalists will then be chosen to play at the Galway Drum Show in the Clayton Hotel on Saturday 15th August 2020. Finalists will be required to play a two minute solo, they will then have to play along to a piece of music supplied approximately 3 weeks prior to the finals. 

At the end of the competition, Ireland will have a new Young Drummer of the Year winner.


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If you would like further information about the Irish Young Drummer of the Year 2020 competition, please contact us using the form below.  

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