€320k Awarded for Irish Music Concerts Abroad in 2019

All Tvvins

€320k Awarded for Irish Music Concerts Abroad in 2019

Recipients of Culture Ireland funding include Hilary Woods, Lankum, Irish Chamber Orchestra, All Tvvins, Finghin Collins, AERIE, Celtic Connections, and the Evan Parker and Paul G. Smyth Duo.

In its latest round of funding, announced on 31 December, Culture Ireland has awarded a total of €319,490 to Irish musicians and groups touring abroad this year.

Among the recipients are singer-songwriter Hilary Woods for a tour of Europe, USA and Canada; folk group Lankum for a US tour this month; All Tvvins for a European tour with their upcoming album Just to Exist; the Irish Chamber Orchestra for a series of concerts in South America; and jazz band AERIE for performances in Belgium and China in April and June.

Also successful were Saint Sister for a 20-date US tour in March; Finghin Collins for a US tour in April; the Evan Parker and Paul G. Smyth Duo for a concert in Moscow in February; and We Banjo 3 for a 45-date tour of the USA over the next three months.

Imagining Ireland: Words and Music, a celebration of Irish culture at the Barbican in London that features Martin Hayes, Lisa O’Neill and more receives €47,000, and the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow receives €20,000.

The category of Music received the highest allocation of funding from an overall funding pot of €1.078m. In the Opera category, a production of Donnacha Dennehy’s The Second Violinist receives €30,000 for a performance presented by Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam in March.

For full details of music and opera funding, see below. For further information, visit www.cultureireland.ie.

Culture Ireland Awards – January 2019

Music
Imagining Ireland: Words and Music at the Barbican Centre, London, 30 January 2019. Presentation by Serious in association with NCH Dublin.
€47,000

Performance by the Irish Chamber Orchestra in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Sao Paulo, Brazil from 3–10 June 2019.
€38,000

Celtic Connections, Glasgow, 17 January–3 February 2019.
€20,000

JigJam tour of USA & Australia, 1 March–30 April 2019.
€9,000

A range of performances including Ye Vagabonds, Sean Keane, Compánach, a performance for International Women’s Day and Irish Master Musicians Concerts at the Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith, London, in 2019.
€9,000

Réalta tour of the USA, 28 February–23 March 2019
€7,500

20-date North American Tour by Saint Sister, March 2019
€7,500

IMDL presenting traditional Irish music concerts as part of Return to Camden Town Concert Series, London, throughout 2019.
€7,500

Hilary Woods presenting Colt on tour in Europe, the United States & Canada, 19 January–19 March 2019.
€7,500

Wallis Bird tour of Australia & New Zealand, 8–24 March 2019
€6,000

The Sharon Shannon Band tour of Australia, 22 February-17 March 2019.
€6,000

JigJam and Curtis Walsh at the 20th Harare International Festival of the Arts, 2–4 May 2019.
€6,000

Lúnasa tour of US and Canada, 20 February–31 March 2019.
€6,000

Lankum US tour, 5–12 January 2019.
€6,000

Irish artists performing at Les Semaines Irlandaises en Artois-Gohelle, La Grange, Aix-Noulette, France, 14–24 March & 21 June 2019.
€5,000

We Banjo 3 45-date tour of USA, 22 January-26 March 2019.
€5,000

European Union Youth Orchestra Spring tour performing in Italy and Luxembourg, 9-26 April 2019
€5,000

Hermitage Green undertaking tour in the Canada, 14 February-6 March 2019
€5,000

Connla winter tour of the USA, 11–28 January 2019
€5,000

Téada East Coast and Mid-West tour of USA, 23 February–10 March 2019
€5,000

Spring USA Tour by Socks in the Frying Pan, 28 February–25 March 2019
€5,000

Tour of Camille O’Sullivan’s show Cave in UK and Australia, from 9 April 2019
€5,000

Performances by the Royal Irish Acadamy of Music percussion ensemble of Coming to America at NYU Steinhardt, Lehmann College and the Aaron Copland School of Music, 24-30 March 2019
€5,000

US and Canada tour by David Keenan, 26 February–20 March 2019
€5,000

VIVA Irlanda!, E-Dublin XP III and St Patrick’s Day Festivals in Brazil, 10–17 March 2019
€5,000

The Jeremiahs performance at Durango Celtic Festival, Colorado, USA, 7-9 March.2019
€5,000

Presentation by Music of Oriel at the National Festival, Canberra Australia, 17–23 April 2019
€4,000

Tour by FONTAINES D.C, in Britain, Europe and the USA, January–March 2019
€4,000

KERN tour of USA and Canada, 8–26 February 2019
€4,000

Goitse tour of USA, 27 February–19 March 2019
€4,000

European tour by The Eskies, 29 March-13 April 2019
€4,000

Performances by Inni-K, New York, 8–18 February 2018
€4,000

Talos undertaking support tour for AURORA in Europe, 15–19 January 2019
€3,500

Seamus Fogarty European tour, 4–17 February 2019
€3,500

European tour of Just to Exist by All Tvvins, 25 March–7 April 2019
€3,500

Presentation of Irish musicians at Irish music block, United Islands of Prague, Czech Republic, 31 May-2 June 2019
€3,000

HighTime tour of USA, 6-27 March 2019
€3,000

The Kevin Brady Trio at The Eurojazz Festival, Cenart Arts Centre and Zincos Jazz Club, Mexico City, 15–17 March 2019
€3,000

Rhob Cunningham Australian Tour supporting Wallis Bird, 14–21 March 2019
€3,000

Performances by Clár Ní Argáin of Blackbirds, Ballads and Blues in USA, from April to July 2019
€3,000

The Washington Chorus presenting Zoë Conway and John Mc Intyre for St Patrick’s Day Concert at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 17 March 2019.
€3,000

Participation by Irish artists Lorcan Mac Mathuna, Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhride and Conor Caldwell at venues in Wales and Scotland, UK, 1–29 May 2019.
€2,500

AERIE undertaking a tour to Switzerland and Belgium on 12–20 April 2019 and a tour of China, 10–19 June 2019.
€2,500

Solo US tour by classical guitarist Redmond O’Toole, 2–14 April 2019.
€2,500

Irish musicians performing Songs from Ireland: Old and New in Switzerland from 24–27 January 2019.
€2,500

Performance of Irish artists at Trad Fest Belgica, Belgium, 21–24 February 2019.
€1,500

Participation of Anthony Kelly, David Staling and Seamus O’Donnell at BRIMBORIUM Sound Art Festival in Gorzów, Poland in February 2019.
€1,500

Evan Parker and Paul G. Smyth Duo present Calenture and Light Leaks and The Dogs of Nile at DOM Cultural Centre, Moscow, Russia, 23 February 2019
€1,400

Performances of Irish artists at Nièvre meet Ireland / La nièvre rencontre l’Irlande, Nièvre, France, 1-17 March 2019.
€1,200

Shane Hennessy performing at MerleFest 2019, North Carolina, USA, 25-26 April 2019
€1,090

Presentation of Irish traditional nusic performers at Cassel Craic, France, 11-14 April 2019
€1,000

Finghin Collins performing concerts in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, USA, 12–20 April 2019.
€1,000

Portugese tour by David Keenan, 22–28 January 2019.
€1,000

UK tour by David Keenan to Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, London, Birmingham, Leeds, 1-7 February 2019
€1,000

Concert of contemporary music work (Clarinet Concerto) by Frank Corcoran at Church of Christ and St Stephen, 120 West 69th Street, New York City, on 17 March 2019.
€1,000

Aoife Scott performing at Irish Cultural Week Denmark, Copenhagen, 1 March 2019.
€1,000

Daoiri Farrell Trio performing at Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering Isle of Man, 20 July 2019.
€800

Presentation of music by Jane O’Leary at the Tenri Cultural Institute, New York City, USA , 14 March 2019
€500

Opera
Dutch National Opera presents The Second Violinist, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 7 and 9 March 2019.
€30,000

For more information, visit www.cultureireland.ie.

Published on 2 January 2019

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