€252k Announced for Music, Traditional Arts and Opera Festivals

Blackwater Valley Opera Festival 2019

€252k Announced for Music, Traditional Arts and Opera Festivals

Recipients include Cork International Choral Festival, Great Music in Irish Houses Festival, Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, Cos Cos Sean-Nós Festival and Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh; Touring 2020 awards also announced.
 

The Arts Council has recently published its funding decisions under Round 1 of the Festivals Investment Scheme. The scheme applies to festivals taking place between January and June of this year.

€252,420 was awarded to 31 festivals in the traditional arts, music and opera categories. Among the recipients are Cork International Choral Festival and Great Music in Irish Houses Festival in the music section, Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh and Cos Cos Sean-Nós Festival in the traditional arts section, and Blackwater Valley Opera Festival under opera.

See the full list of recipients below.

The Arts Council also recently published the details of its Touring 2020 awards. Recipients include Ceol Connected who this February will tour The Far Field, a traditional arts performance for young audiences; Catriona O’Leary’s Red Book of Ossory project which will tour in March; West Ocean String Quartet who will also tour in March; Jazz on the Terrace, who will tour the Conor Guilfoyle Octet playing the music of Miles Davis in March and April; Sestina Music ensemble who will tour in April; singer Pauline Scanlon who will tour in May; and the My Father’s Kind show which features traditional musicians and writer Dermot Bolger and will also tour in May.

For funding information, visit www.artscouncil.ie/funding-decisions/

Festivals Investment Scheme (Round 1, Jan-June 2020)

MUSIC
Cork International Choral Festival
€30,000

Great Music in Irish Houses Festival
€29,000

Killaloe Chamber Music Festival
€16,000

Galway Early Music Festival
€11,000

Ortús Chamber Music Festival
€9,000

Ballydehob Jazz Festival
€6,500

Dún Laoghaire Organ Festival
€5,500

11th Ballincollig Winter Music Festival
€5,500

Shannonside Winter Music Festival
€4,000

Spike Cello Fest (Dublin Alternative Cello Festival)
€4,000

West Wicklow Festival
€4,000

93rd Cobh Carillon Summer Recital Season
€3,700

Birr Festival Of Music & Voice
€3,500

Limerick Sings International Choral Festival
€3,000

The Gospel Rising Music Festival 2020
€1,600

TRADITIONAL ARTS
Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh
€15,000

Cos Cos Sean-Nós Festival
€10,000

An Chúirt Chruitireachta, International Harp Festival
€10,000

31st Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar
€9,890

NYAH – County Cavan’s Irish Traditional Music Festival
€7,000

Féile Róise Rua
€6,580

Leitrim Dance Week
€5,000

Sean-Nós Cois Life
€4,500

19th Corofin Trad Festival
€4,000

Consairtín 2020, the national concertina convention
€4,000

Féile Chois Cuain
€4,000

Féile Na Tána
€4,000

Cruinniú na bhFliúit
€3,870

John McKenna Traditional Music Weekend
€3,000

Féile Patrick Byrne
€2,780

Tionól Niocláis Tóibín
€2,500

OPERA
Blackwater Valley Opera Festival
€20,000

 
 

Published on 2 January 2020

 

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