The New Garage Gigs Series in association with IMRO, RAAP, IRMA and Hot Press Magazine – Launching in The Grand Social on 18th & 25th February 2016 – See ‘Garage Gigs Dates’.

2016 will see the expansion of The Garage Gigs across Ireland and the UK.

If you’re in an original band or you are a solo artist – if you play original music – if you want to play professionally run gigs, to large audiences, in nice venues, on weekend nights, AND get paid – contact us now.

It’s going to be an amazing year to be unsigned.

Call directly on 087-7981311 or contact through this site.

Founded in 2000 by Dermot Lambert on return from touring the USA with Blink, Garageland is an independent body which caters for the needs of independent musicians and writers in Ireland. Drawing from 20 years of experience as a working musician, and a significant position of respect and trust within the Irish music industry, Garageland is all about teaching artists how to be truly independent, and how to sustain their own ability to make music on an ongoing and long term basis.

We run The Garage Gigs, and we’re making big plans for 2016. If you want to play, contact us here.

All of the following artists played their very first shows on The Garage Gigs  – The Script, The Immediate (Villagers), Niamh Crowther, Ham Sandwich, Kodaline, Royseven, Delorentos, Fight Like Apes, Ryan Sheridan, as well as thousands of other equally talented musicians and writers, who are not yet household names (yet).

The Garage Gigs are now legendary.

We design, produce, manage and direct some of the most exciting music programmes ever seen in Ireland, and our roster is unparallelled in Irish Music History.

If you play original music, and if you’re serious, then you need to know about Garageland.


New Music in Ireland

We run The Garage Gigs, over 2,000 dates so far – many have have copied us – but we are the original and apparently still the best. Bands Trust Garageland.

If you want to be big on Facebook, then we’re probably no use to you – if you want to gig and get heard, then there is nobody that can help you more.

We’ve worked with lots of artists who have gone on to be really famous. We’ve also worked with lots of artists who haven’t done that yet, but we are sure that they most likely will.

If you want to massively improve your chances of being taken seriously, then contact us now.

Educational & Youth Programmes

Following on from our extremely successful and popular young people’s initiatives –

  • The IYMAs Irish Youth Music Awards – Designed by Dermot Lambert (CEO Garageland) in July 2007, and contracted to Youth Work Ireland from Sept 2007 to 2014. Dermot Lambert’s unique design and enthusiastic directorship enjoyed great support from within the Irish Music Industry during it’s heyday from 2007 to 2013. While Dermot Lambert’s Original IYMAs design is unique, it is in Open Copyright, and anybody is welcome to use his formula, which has helped thousands of young musicians and writers under his supervision.
  • Garageland At The Grainstore – Extremely successful Programme designed for Dunlaoire Rathdown County Council 2011 – 2012.
  • The Big Sparkle – started out as Spring Chickens in 2011, and quickly grew into The Big Sparkle & The Big Sparkle Shine On – The Big Sparkle Christmas Edition 2015 was a massive production (and a massive hit) at The O’Mahony Hall in The Helix. Much fun as we helped with production for CDYSB on this wonderful event.
  • Garageland – The Band Camp – ongoing Summer Camp for young up and coming musicians Watch out for Summer 2016 details – Best Fun Ever.