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Angela Dorgan

FMC - Music From Ireland
Dublin 2, Ireland
Angela Dorgan is the founder and Director of First Music Contact (fmc) an Irish Resource organisation which promotes, encourages and develops Irish acts.

Among FMC’s major successes are the Hard Working Class Heroes festival , a showcase for 100 bands in Dublin each autumn and the Music from Ireland project which supports Irish acts at 8 international music festivals .. Fmc also created and run Breaking Tunes, a free online music portal for Irish Acts www.breakingtunes.com which is also a free app for iphones. And run the newly launched HMV instores Breakingstage in Dublin and Belfast to showcase new acts
FMC is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and the MFI project is funded though Culture Ireland.

Angela is a contributor to thisisagility.com and is on the advisory group for Dublin 2020 bid

Angela is originally from Cork , has a Masters Degree in Sociology from UCC and believes that arts and culture are an essential part of the life of every citizen. Angela also contributes regularly to RTE radio arts show Arena and is a reporter for RTE1 TV’s The Works. She also played the drums. Badly.

www.firstmusiccontact.com www.hwch.net www.musicfromireland.org , www.breakingtunes.com