Unemployable Promotions


Unemployable Presents: FROM HERE @ Liverpool Irish Festival 

We’re SO excited to have landed a slot at this year’s online incarnation of the Liverpool Irish Festival to showcase our amazing acts. All five of our artists will take to the virtual stage on Oct 16th from 8-9pm. The pre-recorded gig was shot and recorded in Coughlan’s, Cork a few weeks before the festival and will be shown on the Liverpool Irish Festival Facebook page, as well as our own Facebook and YouTube. It’s a free event, but if you would like to donate, you can do so here.



Delighted to announce that Beyond The Wash joins a great lineup for this year’s Ireland Music Week. BTW will play the Singer’s Stage in Dublin’s Lost Lane on Thursday Oct 8th. Make sure to check it out!!



Míde Houlihan has released her brand new single, ‘Idle Words’ on Unemployable Records. The song was co-written with Irish singer-songwriter, Mick Flannery. The song has already been featured by the likes of Hot Press and Golden Plec. You can check out the dreamy new single here


Debut single from BRIARS

Cork based alt-folk band, BRIARS have just released their debut single on our very own label, Unemployable Records. ‘There There’ is a song full of raw emotion, which has been stirring up powerful emotion in listeners. You can check it out here– 

We’re loving There There ” – Hot Press

“A great song and a great message….absolutely loved it…..full of emotion…it sparks something in me…” – You Haven’t Heard This Music Podcast


Sara Ryan Joins Unemployable!!

We’re thrilled to unveil our new arrival to the Unemployable roster. We’ve been big fans of the wonderful Sara Ryan for a long time, so we are so excited to have the chance to work alongside her.

Since being named as ‘New Artist of the Year’ at the 2017 Irish Folk Awards, Sara has been steadily making a big name for herself in the Irish scene, as well as abroad. There is so much coming on the horizon for her, and we are delighted to be a part of what is coming. Her new single, ‘Human’ is set for release on April 23rd 2020. Listen/buy here



In The Willows – Talking to Myself

Delighted to announce the release of the new single from In The Willows. ‘Talking to Myself’ is out now on Unemployable Records. We had a lot of fun putting the video together for this one. We put out a call for people to send us some clips to show what they missed doing due to the Coronavirus isolation period, and how they were keeping busy. Big thanks to everyone who contributed. The song is now available on Spotify, and all streaming platforms. You can also check out the video below-


LIVE AT HOME – Facebook Live Event

LIVE AT HOME is a Facebook Live event with two aims. With so many people stuck indoors at the moment, boredom can set in quickly, we plan to remedy that with a great evening of original music, without people having to leave their own home (artists included), to show that staying in doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. This is also a difficult time for artists, with so many events being shut down. This is a chance for people to donate to the artists involved (donations will be split evenly) who have been releasing free music for so long. The artists will also provide links where their music/merch can be purchased. Each act will play a 20 minute set, and will then direct the viewer to the next act through a link on their page.

Event page – here

Donations can be given through- gf.me/u/xq38f3



The Anfield Wrap LIVE in Cork

The award winning Liverpool FC podcast The Anfield Wrap are returning to Ireland for three shows in three days in February!

We’ll have a big chat about The Reds, the season so far, what’s to come over the next 6 months and we’ll have a lively Q&A with loads of audience interaction.

It’ll be a party to celebrate this season, come join us…

Tickets available here 



Debut Release from Beyond The Wash – Out Now!

We are so happy to share the video for the amazing ‘Dusktime’, which is the debut single from our very own Beyond The Wash. It’s been a long time coming, and worth the wait. Give it a look, a listen, and a share! 



Tiz McNamara Irish Tour – Aug 2019

We’re delighted to present some Irish dates for the wonderful Tiz McNamara this coming August! We’ve been big fans of Tiz for a long time, so it was our pleasure to put together his Irish Tour. Tiz, originally from Cork, Ireland, but based in Toronto will kick off the tour at the Indiependence Festival in Mitchelstown. The tour then brings him to Dublin, Galway and Limerick, before finishing off in his home town of Cork. Ticket info for each gig can be found on the venue’s respective websites. Check Tiz out on his Spotify page here.


Beyond The Wash Signs to Unemployable

We are over the moon to announce the new signing to the Unemployable roster, Beyond The Wash. We’ve been fans of Patrick O’Donnell’s music for years, so to be able to work with him on his original project is so great for us. There is a lot going on behind the scenes at the moment, and there is so much music and good vibes on the way! Watch this space! You can check out the BTW Facebook page here


Míde Houlihan – Shifting Gears (EP) 

It’s finally here! Míde Houlihan’s long awaited ‘Shifting Gears’ EP has finally been released on Unemployable Records. We are over the moon to have our name anywhere close to this beautiful work of art. Here is the first release and title track from the EP, in the beautiful surroundings of Monique Studios, Cork. Recorded and mixed by Christian Best, mastered by Rúairí O’Flaherty, filmed & edited by Robin Guiton & Unemployable. Please do share this around! Enjoy!


Unemployable Records Launch

We are totally over the moon to announce the official launch of our very own record label, Unemployable Records.
This is something that we have been working on constantly over the last few months, and now, we can announce that our first release it’s officially on it’s way. ‘Shifting Gears’, is the amazing new EP from Mide Houlihan and will be officially released on Fri 15th Feb 2019, on Unemployable Records. We can’t wait! 
Mide Houlihan to Release New EP in Feb 2019

Here at Unemployable, we are lucky enough to work with some amazing artists. One of which is West Cork’s own Mide Houlihan. We’re delighted to announce here that Mide will be releasing her highly anticipated new EP, ‘Shifting Gears’, in Feb 2019. We’re so excited to be able to promote this amazing four song EP, which was recorded in the beautiful surroundings of Monique Studios, under the watchful eye of Christian Best (Mick Flannery). The EP features some of Ireland’s top musicians, such as Dylan Howe (Rowan, Clare Sands), Alan Comerford (O Emperor), the aforementioned Christian Best (Mick Flannery) & more. Here’s a little taster that we put together to announce the release, filmed by Robin Guiton.

Unemployable Promotions’ First Double Header Show

We are so very excited to announce our first double header show featuring some of our fine artists here at Unemployable! As part of the Cork Folk Festival (Oct 3rd-7th), we will be taking over the Upstairs Stage of The Oliver Plunkett in Cork City, Ireland. With the Folk Fest in full swing, it promises to be a great night of original music, featuring Waterford’s In The Willows and West Cork’s Mide Houlihan. You can check out both artists here. Entry on the night is free. Please come support what will be a great night for us!

Culture Ireland Artists @ Folk Alliance International 2018
This February, we ventured to the Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City with In The Willows for the band’s first North American performances. While we were there (with support from Culture Ireland), we met the other members of Team Ireland at the FAI Conference, and out together a little video. Here is the outcome! Featuring some of the best acts that Ireland has to offer such as- Wallis Bird, Mick Flannery, John Blek, Ye Vagabonds, In The Willows, Old Hannah, Ciara O’Neill, Amanda St. John. Filmed by Ciara O’Leary Fitzpatrick, and edited right here at Unemployable! Enjoy!

In The Willows on Their Way to The US

Mon 12th Feb 2018

Unemployable’s own In The Willows are headed stateside this week, where they will play showcase gigs alongside such great Irish acts as Wallis Bird, Mick Flannery, Ye Vagabonds, John Blek, Jarlath Henderson and Daoirí Farrell as well as some amazing international acts. The excitement in the Unemployable camp is building, not to mention in the Willows’ camp! Info can be found here