ABOUT EIA | Celtic, Folk& Roots Agency

Essential International Artists is a full service booking and talent agency specializing in touring Irish & Celtic, Folk & Traditional Artists for shows in North America and Canada. Combined, our staff has over 40 year experience touring artists worldwide from small intimate shows to large arenas and major festivals. We specialise in filling Performing Arts Centres and have built up relationships with some of America’s leading buyers in the industry. Led by our CEO Martin Nolan, who started our parent company, MPI Bands in Ireland over 20 years ago, Essential International Artists Agency, which is based in Nashville, represents some of the most talented and celebrated Irish artists including The High Kings, Sharon Shannon, Shane McGowan, Frances Black, Altan, Finbar Furey, Paul Brady, Kila, Mary Black and Mary Coughlan.