€245k Awarded to Artists and Groups for Musical Instruments

Aoife Ní Bhriain

€245k Awarded to Artists and Groups for Musical Instruments

Music Capital Scheme recipients include Fiachra de hOra, Aoife Ní Bhriain, Na Píobairí Uilleann and Girls Rock Dublin.

Music Network has announced the recipients of the 2019 Music Capital Scheme. The scheme, funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, provides funding for high-quality musical instruments for music groups and for individual artists performing at a professional level. The overall amount for 2019 is €245,440.

A total of €82,040 was awarded to nineteen artists. Among the recipients are violist Fiachra de hOra, Baroque flautist Miriam Kaczor, harper Síle Denvir, violinist Aoife Ní Bhriain, concertina player Pádraig Rynne, trumpeter David Collins, and violist Beth McNinch.

Thirty-four music groups received a total of €163,400, including Na Píobairí Uilleann, Girls Rock Dublin, Macnas, Irish Association of Youth Orchestras, Artane School of Music, Sing Out with Strings, Le Chéile Secondary School Orchestra, and Coláiste Eoin.

Commenting on the initiative, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan TD said:

The 2019 round of the Music Capital Scheme will again benefit so many deserving organisations and individuals… I see it as one of our key funding initiatives year on year. Lack of a decent instrument should not be an impediment to the development of a clearly gifted individual or indeed the development of numerous bands and groups who repay our faith tenfold through their engagement with their local communities. The social and health benefits of learning to play a musical instrument have long since been established and I am thrilled that my Department plays a part in this.

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

Music Capital Scheme 2019 Recipients

Artists
Aoife Burke
Cello
€9,000

Callum Owens
Cello
€9,000

Aoife Ní Bhriain
Violin
€6,250

Peggy Nolan
Cello
€5,942

Meadhbh O’Rourke
Flute
€5,896

John Carty
Violin
€5,500

Ultan O’Brien
Violin
€5,500

Fiachra de hOra
Viola
€4,750

Rachel Factor
Virginal
€4,187

Éadaoin Ní Mhaicín
Harp
€4,171

John Walsh
Flamenco guitar
€3,950

Pádraig Rynne
Concertina
€3,797

Beth McNinch
Viola bow
€3,100

David Collins
Rotary Bb trumpet
€2,725

Síle Denvir
Wire-strung harp
€2,500

Chien Buggle
Classical guitar
€2,350

Miriam Kaczor
Baroque flute
€1,975

Tom Portman
Lap steel guitar
€749

Alex Borwick
Moog synthesiser
€699

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Organisations
Ennis Brass Band
€18,733

City of Waterford Brass
€14,033

St Joseph’s Pipe Band
€14,024

Artane School of Music
€11,420

Macnas
€9,053

The Diarmuid Ó Cathain Cultural Centre
€7,755

Portarlington Concert Band
€7,500

St Agnes’ Community Centre for Music and the Arts
€7,085

Gardiner Street Primary School
€5,256

Clondalkin Youth Band
€5,047

Headford Music Works
€4,692

Na Píobairí Uilleann
€4,499

Presto Project
€4,281

Le Chéile Secondary School Orchestra
€4,119

St Finian’s National School Strings Project
€3,956

St Finnachta’s National School
€3,720

Cullen Pipe Band
€3,712

Coláiste Eoin
€3,612

Buíon Phíobairí Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh
€2,889

Foróige
€2,808

St Patrick’s Brass and Reed Band
€2,736

Music In Community
€2,571

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir
€2,547

Julianstown Youth Orchestra
€2,394

Girls Rock Dublin
€ 2,218

YMCA
€2,217

Irish Association of Youth Orchestras
€2,017

Sing Out with Strings
€1,610

Bunscoil Mhuire
€1,431

Discovery Gospel Choir
€1,340

Ossory Youth
€1,298

Masamba Samba School
€1,277

Comhaltas Athy
€801

Marist College
€749

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Published on 17 July 2019

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