The X Collective Presents ‘A Modern Ireland In Music’.
The X Collective, from Oíche Events, is Ireland’s newest collaborative collective of artists and creatives. The group is delighted to announce a special online concert supported by Irish Arts Center in New York City. Filmed in the popular venue The Grand Social . The X Collective: A Modern Ireland in Music” will be streamed on YouTube and Facebook on Sunday, August 9 at 10pm GMT, with all social distancing protocols followed by the artists, crew, and venue staff.
The performance will see a diverse line-up of Ireland’s emerging artists. The event will feature performances from Chloë Agnew ( folk pop) , Gemma Bradley (R&B), ELKAE (Synth-Pop), Tolu Makay (Soul), Shookrah (R&B), Shy Mascot (Hip-Hop-Jazz), Zeenie Summers (Pop-Soul), Toshín (Motown/Soul), and Zapho (Electro-Pop/Soul).
Rachael Gilkey, IAC Director of Programming and Education, says, “Irish Arts Center is a national and international home for artists and audiences of all backgrounds who share a passion for the evolving arts and culture of contemporary Ireland and Irish America. We are thrilled to introduce our audiences to The X Collective whose energy and spirit of collaboration represent everything that is exciting and dynamic in modern Irish music”. Founded by music promoter Emily Shaw and artist Ele Breslin (Zapho), The X Collective is a music production platform and a community of Ireland’s emerging music makers. Acting as a platform for artists to come together and collaborate a supportive space.
Shaw added: “The X Collective is mass-collaborative in that the music and art produced is the combined efforts and work of it’s artists and creatives. It’s cultural in that it provides a space where different cultures are shared, explored, and nurtured through art, and it’s imaginative in that it promotes combined success rather than individualistic ideologies in striving for solidarity.