Arts Council Restores Funding for 5 Traditional Music Festivals
In its latest round of funding under the Festival and Events Scheme, the Arts Council has restored funding to five of the seven traditional music festivals that were cut completely last year.
An Chúirt Chruitireactha, Cruinniú na bhFliúit, Éigse an Spidéil, NYAH County Cavan Irish Traditional Music Festival, and Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh all received funding again, with amounts ranging from €2,500 to €9,000.
Tionól Niocláis Tóibín did not apply for funding this year, while the Skerries Traditional Music Weekend did apply but was refused.
The total amount received by traditional music and dance festivals (categorised under ‘Traditional Arts’) was €66,000. As well as the five above, recipients included Féile Patrick Byrne, Corofin Traditional Festival, the Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Trad Festival, and the John McKenna Festival.
The average amount received by 16 traditional arts festivals was €4,125.
Music and Opera
As well as the traditional music and dance festivals, €149,000 was allocated in the latest round to festivals categorised under ‘Music’. Recipients included the Bray Jazz Festival (€20,000), Limerick Jazz Festival (€15,000) and New Ross Piano Festival (€15,000).
The average amount received by 15 music festivals was €9,267.
Lismore Music Festival received €10,000 under the ‘Opera’ category and the 10th Annual Coole Music Orchestra Festival received €4,481 in the ‘Young People’ category.
For full funding details of the festivals, see below. For more, visit http://www.artscouncil.ie/funding-decisions/
Cairde naCruite: An Chúirt Chruitireactha
Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh
Inishowen Traditional Singers’ Circle: Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar
Corofin Traditional Festival
Cos Cos Dance Group: Cos Cos Sean Nós Festival
Feile Chois Cuain
Jim Dowling Uileann Pipe And Traditional Music Festival
An Gaelacadamh: Éigse an Spidéil 2017
The Gathering Festival
Sean-Nos Cois Life
Cruinniú na bhFliúit 2017
John McKenna Traditional Society: John McKenna Festival
The Leitrim Dance Project
Carrickmacross Comhaltas: Féile Patrick Byrne 2017
St Patrick’s Scor Committee: 34th Annual Set Dancing Workshop
Bray Jazz Festival
Limerick Jazz Society: Limerick Jazz Festival 2017, LJS Spring and Autumn Concerts 2017, Limerick Jazz Workshop Junior Programme
New Ross Piano Festival 2017
Music in Kilkenny
Music for Wexford Chamber Music Series
Galway Early Music Festival
Clifden Arts Society
Symphony Club of Waterford Annual Programme
Killaloe Chamber Music Festival
Waterford Music Chamber Music Programme
Chamber Music on Valentia
Dún Laoghaire Organ Festival
Ballydehob International Jazz Festival
Waterford New Music Week 2017
Lismore Opera Festival
Coole Music and Arts: 10th Annual Coole Music Orchestra Festival
Published on 10 February 2017