10 Musicians and Composers Awarded Residencies at Centre Culturel Irlandais

Violinist Mairéad Hickey

10 Musicians and Composers Awarded Residencies at Centre Culturel Irlandais

Mairéad Hickey, David Keenan, Finola Merivale and Liam Ó Maonlaí among artists selected this year.

The Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris has announced the recipients of its artistic residencies for 2019/20.  The residencies are for periods of one to three months between August 2019 and June 2020.  Travel from Ireland, accommodation and a monthly stipend are included.

The 10 musicians and composers are rapper Mawuli Boevi, a member of the Rusangano Family; guitarist Paddy Groenland; violinist Mairéad Hickey; singer David Keenan; composer Finola Merivale; singer David Kitt; accordion player Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich; double bassist and flute player Neil Ó Loclainn; singer Liam Ó Maonlaí; and saxophonist and composer Nick Roth. 

Awards were also made in the areas of film, literature, performing arts and visual arts, and included recipients Una Mullaly, Emilie Pine, Philip Connaughton and Teresa Dillon.

Mary Louise O’Donnell, author of Ireland’s Harp – The Shaping of Irish Identity c. 1770 to 1880, has been awarded a bursary to conduct a survey of sacred and secular music in the collections of the Old Library and Historical Archives.

The Centre Culturel Irlandais regularly presents work from contemporary Irish artists and also houses France’s main multi-media library of resources on Ireland.

For more, visit www.centreculturelirlandais.com.

Published on 11 April 2019

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