Arts Council Awards €110,451 for Traditional and Folk Albums
The Arts Council has awarded €110,451 to 19 recipients under the latest round of the Deis Recording and Publications Award. 58 applications were received for the award, which is specifically for the traditional arts.
Recipients include Ye Vagabonds – the duo of Brían and Diarmuid Glynn – who received €9,840 to support their forthcoming album; a project to produce a website focusing on the music and life of fiddle-player John Kelly was awarded €9,997; Raelach Records received €7,000 to release a new album by the fiddle trio Fidil, produced by Jack Talty; and accordionist Fiachna Ó Mongáin, TG4 Young Musicians of the Year in 2013, was awarded €5,400 to produce a solo album.
The judging panelists were Áine Hensey, Conal Ó Grada and Liam O’Connor. For full details on all awards, see below.
Deis Recording and Publications Award 2017
Website focused on the music and life of John Kelly.
To publish the music contained in a recently discovered Delaney manuscript.
Ye Vagabonds album of folk songs in Irish and English, particularly inspired by the song traditions of Arranmore Island, Donegal, Ulster and Scotland.
Album of new compositions.
Comhchoiste Ghaeltacht Uibh Ráthaigh
Research and make a song collection and to publish and launch the book Amhráin Uíbh Ráthaigh Imleabhar 2.
Produce an album by Donegal trio Fidil.
Produce an album of original compositions.
Record a 12-track traditional Irish music solo CD with guests Mick Kinsella (harmonica), Angelina Carberry (banjo), Jack Kinsella (uileann pipes), Andrew Kinsella (banjo) and Gerry Madden (mandolin).
Record a selection of music from the nineteenth-century manuscripts of the Leitrim collector Stephen Grier.
To record a debut CD of fiddle music exploring the North Connaught regional style.
Fiachna Ó Mongáin
Recording featuring traditional Irish music on the c#d button accordion. The recording will draw primarily from the musical repertoire of Northwest Mayo.
Book focusing on 15 celebrated Irish traditional fiddlers from County Sligo.
Recording of traditional unaccompanied singing in the Northern style, focusing on obscure, previously unrecorded songs.
With Jimmy Canavan, to research, rehearse, record and produce a CD of traditional accordion music and sean-nós singing from Connemara.
Mícheál Ó Catháin
Extend, edit and transcribe audio/video interviews with prominent early Irish harpers, and create a website to host the interviews.
Fiddle album combining music from the Irish tradition with production/arrangement techniques from pop and experimental music.
Compile and rehearse 13 tracks of tunes from the north Connaught locality and recent compositions.
Record first album featuring solo unaccompanied traditional ballads in the English language.
Ríonach Uí Ógáin
Remastering of recordings for re-print of Mount Callan Garland (The Songs of Tom Lenihan) in an updated format.
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