€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)

Cork International Choral Festival

Great Music in Irish Houses Festival

Killaloe Chamber Music Festival

Galway Early Music Festival

Ortús Chamber Music Festival

Ballydehob Jazz Festival

Dún Laoghaire Organ Festival

11th Ballincollig Winter Music Festival

Shannonside Winter Music Festival

Spike Cello Fest (Dublin Alternative Cello Festival)

West Wicklow Festival

93rd Cobh Carillon Summer Recital Season

Birr Festival Of Music & Voice

Limerick Sings International Choral Festival

The Gospel Rising Music Festival 2020

Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh

Cos Cos Sean-Nós Festival

An Chúirt Chruitireachta, International Harp Festival

31st Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar

NYAH – County Cavan’s Irish Traditional Music Festival

Féile Róise Rua

Leitrim Dance Week

Sean-Nós Cois Life

19th Corofin Trad Festival

Consairtín 2020, the national concertina convention

Féile Chois Cuain

Féile Na Tána

Cruinniú na bhFliúit

John McKenna Traditional Music Weekend

Féile Patrick Byrne

Tionól Niocláis Tóibín

Blackwater Valley Opera Festival


Published on 2 January 2020

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