Essential International Artists is a full service booking and talent agency specializing in touring Irish, Celtic, Folk & Traditional Artists and an array of Entertainment  & Theater Acts available for shows throughout North America and Canada.

Combined, our staff has over 60 years of experience touring artists and shows worldwide, from small intimate stages to large arenas and major festivals. We specialise in filling Performing Arts Centers and have built up warm relationships with some of America’s leading buyers in the industry.

Led by CEO Martin Nolan, who started our parent company MPI Artists in Ireland over 20 years ago, Essential International Artists Agency continues to grow it's representation and reputation throughout North America.

Headquartered in Nashville, EIA represents  a diverse roster that includes The High Kings, Keith Barry, Socks in the Frying Pan, Sharon Shannon, Tom Crean - Antarctic Explorer, Shane McGowan,  Doolin, Altan, Finbar Furey and Paul Brady.