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Welcome to the Irish Young Drummer of the Year Competition 2020.

This is a truly unique experience for any talented young drummers in Ireland. It offers a chance to test their skills amongst peers, with a chance to win the title of Ireland's Young Drummer of the Year 2020.

We are delighted to have Cambridge Drum Company, Vic Firth, Remo and Hardcase on board as our sponsors for 2020.  

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 March 28th 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.  


The Galway Drum Show 2020 sponsors

The Galway Drum Show would like to thank the following for all their support:

Raven Studio Galway, DynaSigns, Galway County Council and Galway City Council

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