Aiken Promotions, Body & Soul and Whelan's Receive Funding under New Live Music Scheme

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Aiken Promotions, Body & Soul and Whelan's Receive Funding under New Live Music Scheme

Róisín Dubh, Workman’s Club, The Grand Social and Gleneagle Hotel Killarney also among the recipients

The government has published the recipients of the new Live Performance Support Scheme, which was announced in September. The scheme, which amounts to €5 million, was created to support live venues and promoters that do not normally receive public funding. It aims to provide employment opportunities for artists as well as enabling venues and promoters to prepare for live productions or to share content through live streaming. 

Recipients of the fund range from small to large venues, promoters and producers and grants range from €10,000 to €400,000. Among the recipients are Body&Soul, Aiken Promotions, Pod Festivals and Cat Laughs, as well as venues such as Whelan’s, Róisín Dubh, Workman’s Club, The Grand Social and Gleneagle Hotel Killarney. 

The scheme was one of a number of new schemes announced for the music sector in September. The Music Industry Stimulus Package, which is managed by First Music Contact and is now worth €1.7m, also provides support to artists who are releasing recordings.

Commenting on the Live Performance Support Scheme, Minister for the Arts Catherine Martin said:

This scheme, designed after consultation with the sector, helps to de-risk the costs of running productions that may be postponed, cancelled or curtailed due to restrictions to safeguard public health. The live events sector was one of the first to close and I want to ensure that it will be supported and there once again for musicians, artists and performers.

For the full list of recipients, see below. For more, visit

Live Performance Support Scheme, November 2020

Aiken Promotions (Ireland) – €400,000
Aragon Beverages Kilkenny – €38,760
Black Gate – €38,760
Body & Soul Events Creations Ltd – €100,000
Brookview Taverns Ltd – €38,760
Cat Laughs Limited – €105,400
Cherrycool Ltd– €200,000
CM Bard Tavern Ltd. – €38,760
CoAnt Entertainment – €20,000
Conor Jacob Ltd – €17,000
Coughlans Bar – €38,760
Crane Lane – €48,640
Curve Management Limited – €76,000
Deeramber Ltd – €66,000
Drogheda Theatre Company – €20,000
Eden Quay Theatre Ltd – €34,305
Ehawa Ltd – €48,640
Gleneagle Hotel Killarney – €400,000
Hotel Doolin – €48,640
Jendagi Ltd – €400,000
Kazbar Ltd. – €48,640
Kieran Quinn Promotions – €20,000
Langton Hotel Ltd – €57,760
Lantern Events – €57,760
Levis Corner House – €38,760
Lisa Richards Ltd – €28,000
Michael & Valerie Dolan – €57,760
Mike Fallon, Will Carty, Elizabeth Fallon – €61,000
MPI Bands Ltd – €140,000
Noyfield Limited – €57,760
O’Connors Public House – €38,760
Olympia Theatre UC – €300,000
Onhand Booking & Events Ltd – €40,000
Pat Egan Sound Limited – €300,000
Pod Festivals – €90,000
PPJ Ltd & CWB Ltd – €71,200
Robert & Eileen Blackwell – €38,760
Robert Murphy – €20,000
Róisín Dubh Pub– €57,760
Sams Music House Ltd – €38,760
Seclusion PropertiesCork – €100,000
Sin é Cork – €38,760
Sligoville Ltd – €35,000
Special Eye Entertainment Ltd – €75,000
Spirit Store Ltd – €48,640
Ten feet Tall Promotions – €100,000
TF Productions Ltd – €13,000
The Academic Band Ltd – €35,000
The Grand Social – €57,760
The Short Comedy Theatre Co. Ltd. – €80,000
The Sound House – €48,640
The Wrens Nest Ltd – €48,640
TheatreworX Productions – €60,000
Una Molloy/Pearse Doherty/Peter Kelly – €140,000
Verdant Productions – €141,140
Whelan’s live DAC– €140,000
Willogrove Limited – €48,640
Workman’s Club – €57,760

Published on 5 November 2020

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