THIS IS certainly one way to beat the January blues.
If you're interested in Irish music of all genres, are looking to network with likeminded people or just want to be inspired by the breathtaking views of the Cliffs of Moher, this new festival might be just what you need.
Now in its second year, Music Minds, a festival set in the village of Doolin in County Clare right by the famous Irish cliffs, will launch its three-day event later this month.
Described as "A place for musical minds to gather, network, learn and be entertained in the wild and inspiration setting of Doolin by the Cliffs of Moher", the festival promises to be a weekend to remember.
Among those in attendance will be the popular musician Daithí, who explores his obsession with irish culture in the form of unique electronic music and whose track Mary Keane, a song which includes his 90-year-old grandmother describing how she fell in love with her husband in County Clare, was a viral hit in Ireland.
Other guests include rising star Emma Langford, producer Leo Abrahams-- who has worked with massive acts such as Jon Hopkins-- electronic duo Solkatt, and a myriad of other musicians, producers, DJs and artists.
The festival will take place in the Doolin Hotel, an idyllic venue experienced in hosting local festivals such as the Doolin Folk Festival, meaning Music Minds 2020 will be in very safe hands.
Tickets for Friday and Saturday's evening shows are priced at €27.00, whereas the all access pass for the full weekend will cost €45.00.
If you're interested in attending or finding out more, you can visit the website here.