If the thoughts of facing into the post-Christmas blues are getting you down, then maybe fire this festival up on the friends Whatsapp group to see if you can recruit some bodies for what sounds like a lovely new festival.

From the folks behind Happenings and Another Love Story, Music Minds 2019 is a one-day festival taking place in Doolin, Co. Clare on January 19th. It will consist of live performances as well as workshops, debates and films all taking place in Hotel Doolin.

It's also set to be a celebration of all things contemporary Irish music with a focus on the emerging technologies and advances in the industry and bringing it back to where it all began, the mecca of traditional Irish music, Doolin.

A statement about Music Minds describes it as "a dream setting to stave off the winter chill and surround yourself with like-minded music fanatics with a thirst for knowledge on the ever-evolving technology and platforms associated with the industry, with workshops, demos, panel discussion and live performances from the best of contemporary alternative artists and professionals."

The lineup so far includes David Kitt, Katie Kim, RSAG, Donal Dineen, The Mud Bubble, Rónán Ó Snodaigh and many more. Check it all out on http://musicmindsfestival.ie

Tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/music-minds-festival-tickets-52531651584