€150,000 Awarded to Irish Musicians Touring Abroad

Saint Sister

€150,000 Awarded to Irish Musicians Touring Abroad

Recipients of Culture Ireland funding include Saint Sister, Crash Ensemble, Hilary Woods and the Martin Hayes Quartet.

In its latest round of funding, Culture Ireland has awarded a total of €150,000 to Irish musicians and groups touring abroad this autumn and winter.

Among the recipients are Saint Sister, who will tour their forthcoming album Shape of Silence in the USA and Canada in September/October, and in the UK and Europe in November/December. The tours have received a total of €12,500 in funding. Shape of Silence will be released on 5 October. Read about Saint Sister at the All Together Now festival here.

Crash Ensemble have been awarded €10,000 for a performance at the Musica Nova festival in Helsinki in February 2019. Musica Nova is Finland’s largest contemporary music festival, curated by conductor André de Ridder. Read our review of Crash Ensemble’s 20th anniversary concerts here.

Singer Hilary Woods has received funding of €2,000 for an upcoming US/Canada tour of her recent album Colt (see our review here). The Martin Hayes Quartet have received funding of €4,000 for their debut US tour this October. See our album review here.

Funding was also awarded to The Young Folk, the International Uilleann Piping Day, the Aoife Scott Band, Sun Collective, Clang Sayne, AERIE and more.

For full details, see below or visit https://bit.ly/2wq3iD6

CULTURE IRELAND FUNDING (Summer Grants)
Crash Ensemble at Musica Nova, Helsinki
February 2019
€10,000

The Young Folk
Tour of Australia and New Zealand
27 December 2018–24 February 2019
€10,000

JigJam
Touring USA and performing Official/Juried Showcases at Arts Midwest, IBMA & PAE as well as performing at Festival Valognes, France
8 September–14 October 2018
€7,500

Hermitage Green
Touring Middle East and Australia
2–19  November 2018
€7,000

Saint Sister
Shape of Silence album tour of USA and Canada
21 September–6 October 2018
€7,000

The Outside Track
Touring Canada and the USA
1 February–18 March 2019
€7,000

Socks in the Frying Pan
Tour of UK, Canada and USA
7 October–3 December 2018
€6,000

Reclaiming Rex Ingram
New York Film Festival
7–14 October 2018
€6,000

Irish artists at 40th Copenhagen Irish Festival
1–4 November 2018
€6,000

Saint Sister
Shape of Silence album tour of UK and Europe
27 November–15 December 2018
€5,500

Kila, The High Kings, Goitse and Lisa O’Neill
Irish Nights Kammgarn, Switzerland
29 November–1 December 2018
€5,000

Kila and Aldoc
District Festival Johannesburg, South Africa
12–14 October 2018
€5,000

Irish artists at Voices of the Naomhóg, Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada
5–13 October 2018
€5,000

Presentations worldwide for International Uilleann Piping Day
3 November 2018
€5,000

Irish artists at Irish Christmas in America
US Tour
23 November–21 December 2018
€5,000

Irish Folk Festival tour of Germany and Switzerland
14 October–17 November 2018
€4,500

Debut US tour by Martin Hayes Quartet
11–24 October 2018
€4,000

Mick Flannery tour of Australia
21 November–1 December 2018
€4,000

China and Tawian tour by Irish pianist Cathal Breslin
1–11 November 2018
€3,500

Aoife Scott Band US Tour
1 September–2 October 2018
€3,000

Sun Collective at the Woodford Folk Festival, Brisbane, Australia
27 December 2018–1 January 2019
3,000

Presentation of Irish traditional music in the 23rd Irish Christmas Tour, Germany and Switzerland
23 November–15 December 2018
€3,000

Fidelio Trio Boston performing in Boston, USA
8–12 April 2019
€2,500

Screaming Orphans present The Ordinary Women Tour of the US
7 September–17 November 2018
€2,000

Delorentos performing in Germany
17–20 October 2018
€2,000

Gerry O’Connor tour of East Coast, USA
1–12 November 2018
€2,000

Tadhg Ó Meachair, Dave Curley and Joanna Hyde at Michigan Irish Music Festival, and tour to California and Colorado
11 September–10 October 2018
€2,000

Hilary Woods presenting Colt on tour in the United States and Canada
16–23 September 2018
€2,000

Shane Ó Fearghail and the Vienna Songwriting Circle, Schottenfest Vienna, Austria
29 November–2 December 2018
€1,600

The Bonny Men performing at Bustofolk, Museo del Tessile, Busto Arsizio, Italy
13–16 September 2018
€1,500

ELLLL (Ellen King) at MUTEK, Tokyo, Japan
1–4 November 2018
€1,500

Billow Wood at Indy Irish Fest and Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati, Indiana and Ohio
14–21 September 2018
€1,400

Irish musicians performing at Glenntown Irish Music Festival 2018 at Gothenburg, Sweden
11–14 October 2018
€1,300

Premiere of new work for Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble at The Issue Project Room, New York
7 September 2018
€1,200

125th Anniversary Recital for Tchaikovsky
The Embassy of Ireland to the Russian Federation and the De Boni Arte Foundation, Moscow
7 November 2018
€1,000

AERIE tour of Germany, Switzerland and Belgium
11–16 October 2018
€1,000

Performance by Eighth Blackbird, with Dan Trueman and Iarla Ó Lionáird, of Olagón: A Cantata in Doublespeak
The Folly Theatre, Missouri, USA
17 October 2018
€1,000

Síobhra Quinlan at the Irish Arts & Writers Festival, Los Gatos and San Francisco, California, USA
11 - 14 October 2018
€1,000

Tour by Luan Parle and Clive Barnes of Germany
28 November–7 December 2018
€1,000

Clang Sayne at KLAENG Festival, Cologne, Germany
23 November 2018
€1,000

Aoife Scott in Women Can!, in Kulturstaldene, Raahuset and Forsamlingshuset. Copenhagen, Denmark
19–25 November 2018
€1,000

For further information on Culture Ireland funding, visit www.cultureireland.ie

Published on 27 August 2018

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