146k Awarded to Touring Musicians, Including Lynched, Ensemble Ériu and Andy Sheppard

146k Awarded to Touring Musicians, Including Lynched, Ensemble Ériu and Andy Sheppard

In its second round of funding for 2015 touring, the Arts Council has awarded €145,743 to music groups, artists and promoters undertaking tours in the second half of the year.

Recipients include folk group Lynched (pictured), traditional music ensemble Ensemble Ériu, jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard, violinist Elizabeth Cooney, pianist Finghin Collins and contemporary music specialists Quiet Music Ensemble.

The Arts Council also awarded €298,157 to theatre performances (Blue Raincoat, Branar, Gúna Nua, Monkeyshine, Rough Magic, and Moonfish)45,103 to dance (Junk Ensemble), €42,581 to visual arts (Roscommon Arts Centre and Solstice Arts Centre), €39,586 to architecture (Meta-perception tour), €35,000 to circus (Fidget Feet), 29,350 to literature (Gallery Press, Tramp Press, and IMRAM) and  21,850 to film (Access Cinema). 

The Arts Council received 68 applications and made 24 awards, amounting to €657,370.

For full details of the music and traditional arts awards, see below.

Classicallinks
€30,695
Promoting tours by Elizabeth Cooney and Finghin Collins, and Sylvia O’Brien, Christopher Marwood and Michael McHale.

Quiet Music Ensemble
€29,170
Undertaking several performances throughout the country.

Chamber Choir Ireland
€20,000
Marking the 80th birthday of Arvo Pärt, Chamber Choir Ireland will audition and coach four singers from DIT who will join the choir for a performance of Pärt’s choral works.  

Moving on Music
€17,200
Promoting a four-date tour in October by saxophonist and composer Andy Sheppard, to support a release on ECM Records.

Lundstrom Arts Management
€13,957
Promoting a tour by the wind quintet Cassiopeia Winds to five venues around Ireland.

Lynched
€12,151
A seven-venue tour in September and October.

Ensemble Ériu
€10,440
Touring a suite of music inspired by the work of Jack B. Yeats.

Stella Bass
€7,144
Jazz singer Stella Bass plus quintet touring new interpretations of Stephen Sondheim’s music.  

Eamon Sweeney
€4,986
Seven concerts in seven venues, to coincide with the launch of a new CD

For more, visit http://www.artscouncil.ie/funding-decisions/

Published on 27 August 2015

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