Originally Posted by Micko
Would love to know what, if anything, happens in Ireland
Welcome to the club, boy..there's sod-all of an ambient scene here as far as I know, but I could be wrong. There doesn't seem to be much call for it in clubs and bars..though you might be lucky to find the odd bar that has the occasional ambient night,,but I think they're fairly rare.
It's not that people here don't like ambient..more a case of they only like it a certain times, if you know what I mean..and not many of them would be willing to travel to attend an ambient festival, as there aren't that many "house-hold names" here..plus promoters aren't going to take a risk on setting up a festival. I mean, how do you get word out in the first place? It's not like there's a huge ambient fan club here to which they can market.
I think most people simply depend on the likes of iTunes, Sound Cloud and the likes to stream tracks when they are in the mood to listen to it..as well as the old CD that they might have picked up along the way, after hearing by word of mouth about it.
Other than that, there isn't really much happening. If I ever win the fecking lotto I'll organize an IDMf Irish Ambient Fest..but don't hold your breath.