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

Combined, our team 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, EIA Agency continues to grow it's representation and reputation throughout North America.

Headquartered in Nashville, EIA represents  a diverse roster that includes The Celtic Tenors, Keith Barry, Socks in the Frying Pan, Sharon Shannon, Shane McGowan,  Doolin, George Murphy, Breabach, Aslan, Lisa Canny, The Maguires, Altan, Finbar Furey, Phil Coulter and the international hit theater show “Discovering Antarctica: Heroic Tales of Shackleton, Crean & Scott”