Arts Council Commits €40k to ‘high-profile, national platform for traditional artists’

National Concert Hall, Dublin.

Arts Council Commits €40k to ‘high-profile, national platform for traditional artists’

Partnership with National Concert Hall to produce third edition of 'Tradition Now'.

At it meets in February, the Arts Council committed €40,000 to the return of Tradition Now, a series of concerts at the National Concert Hall focusing on traditional Irish music.

The Arts Council and NCH previously collaborated on two editions of the series, in 2014 focusing on The Gloaming and in 2015 on the links with folk music in the US.  

The event was suspended in 2016 ‘due to other commitments by both the Arts Council and the NCH which addressed the traditional arts through the 2016 commemorative programme.’ 

Details of the next Tradition Now have not been released yet.

According to the minutes of the Arts Council’s meeting in February (below), the aim of the series is to create ‘a high-profile, national platform for traditional artists; to showcase ‘unique artistic practice’; and to present ‘a diverse range of original work and interesting methods of transmission.’

The National Concert Hall recently announced its 2017/18 Season, which includes three concerts by fiddle-player Martin Hayes. No other traditional Irish music concerts were announced. /

Published on 9 May 2017

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