Liam O'Flynn Award

Liam O'Flynn Award

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 5.30pm

The Arts Council and the National Concert Hall have announced the Liam O’Flynn Award at a concert in homage to the late musician at the NCH. The Liam O’Flynn Award is a joint initiative of the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the National Concert Hall/An Ceoláras Náisiúnta as part of its partnership for the promotion, appreciation and enjoyment of traditional arts, which includes the Tradition Now festival of traditional music. 

In memory of Liam O’Flynn, the Liam O’Flynn Award celebrates the role of the individual creative traditional artist in the creation of new works, the inception of unique artistic collaborations and innovations, and in the transmission of traditional arts for future generations to enjoy and practice. 

The purpose of the Liam O’Flynn Award is to provide a traditional artist with a period of artistic reflection, inspiration and creation in residence in the National Concert Hall and to enhance appreciation, knowledge and enjoyment of the traditional arts across the rich milieu of the National Concert Hall. 

  • An award of 15,000 Euro will be offered to one artist to create new work at NCH
  • The work(s) will be performed as part of Tradition Now
  • The award will support new ways of conceiving music 
  • The successful artist will be located at the NCH and the bursary will support collaborations with the other resident musicians at NCH (e.g. Crash Ensemble, RTÉ NSO, Chamber Choir Ireland)

Information will be available online soon. 

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