'Our language is a precious jewel and those that are working in it must be cherished and supported': Funding for Gaeltacht Artists and Organisations Announced

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh

'Our language is a precious jewel and those that are working in it must be cherished and supported': Funding for Gaeltacht Artists and Organisations Announced

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Peadar Ó Riada, Manus Lunny, Cormac Begley and Aindrias de Staic among those awarded bursaries.

Ealaín na Gaeltachta has awarded bursaries to fifty-seven Gaeltacht artists including a number of musicians, dancers and composers. The Scéim Sparánachta (Bursary Scheme) aims to support Gaeltacht artists in creating new work, undertaking research, developing their practice, and, where possible, partaking in artist residencies.

Their projects are truly inspirational and are a tribute to their unique vision,’ Minister for Arts and the Gaeltacht Catherine Martin said, announcing the awards. ‘Our language is a precious jewel and those that are working in it must be cherished and supported.’

Musicians awarded as part of the scheme include singer Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, producer and multi-instrumentalist Manus Lunny, concertina player Cormac Begley, fiddle-player and actor Aindrias de Staic, composer and musician Peadar Ó Riada, fiddle-player Jeremy Spencer and singer Caitríona Ní Cheannabháin. 

Also awarded is funding for a number of events and venues including the Donegal traditional music festival Scoil Gheimhridh Gaoth Dobhair, the harp festival Féilte Chruite Acla , the arts festival Féile Ealaíne an Earagail, the Cork traditional song weeekend Éigse Dhiarmuid Uí Shuilleabháin, the traditional music school Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh, and the arts venues Ionad Cultúrtha and Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair. 

See below for the full list of recipients. For more, visit https://ealain.ie.

Féilte (festivals)
Comhlacht Forbartha Inis Meáin Teo. €3500
Club Leabhar Chois Fharraig. €2200
Fíbín. €3600
Éigse Micheál Mháire Ghabha. €3500
Coiste Féilte Chruite Acla  €4500
Coiste Scoil Acla. €4500
Éigse Darach Uí Chathain  €2000
Loinneog Lúnasa  €2500
Scoil Gheimhridh Gaoth Dobhair  €2500
An tSeanbheairic  €4000
Féile Ealaíne an Earagail  €6000
Féile Scéalaíochta na Glaise  €2000
Éigse Dhiarmuid Uí Shuilleabháin  €3000
Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh  €7150
Féile na Bealtaine  €15000
Féile Liteartha an Daingin  €1500
Féile Scannán an Daingin  €1500
Comharchumann Chléire  €3000

Príomhréimsí (arts programmes)
Ionad Cultúrtha, B Bhuirne  20,000
Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair  15,000
Ceardlann na gCroisbhealaigh  52,000
Áras Éanna  20,000
Fíbín  66,000
Ionad Cultúrtha, B Bhuirne  20,000
Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair  15,000

Scéim Sparánachta (bursaries)
Ríonach Ní Néill  €6,000
Andrew Duggan  €6,000
Darach Mac Con Iomaire  €6,000
Dónall Ó hÉalaí  €6,000
Ruairí Ó Donnabháin  €6,000
Nuala Ní Fhlathúin  €6,000
Manus Lunny  €6,000
Ceaití Ní Bheildúin  €6,000
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh  €6,000
Cathal Mac Fhionnghaile  €6,000
Dairena Ní Chinnéide  €6,000
Tadhg Ó Cuirrín  €6,000
Peadar Ó Riada  €6,000
Cathal Ó Searcaigh  €6,000
Dáinne Nic Aoidh  €6,000
David Munnelly  €6,000
Étáin Ní Churraoin  €1,500
Jeremy Spencer  €6,000
Bríd Ní Mhoráin  €6,000
Aoife Casby  €6,000
Cathal Ó Curráin  €6,000
Deirdre Nic Ginneá  €6,000
Cormac Ó Beaglaoich  €6,000
Pádraic Jeaic Ó Flatharta  €6,000
Pax Ó Faoláin  €6,000
Prionsais Mac A Bhaird  €4,830
Áine Ní Chíobháin  €6,000
Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh  €6,000
Aindrias de Staic  €6,000
Catherine Foley  €6,000
Caolfhoinn Ní Cheallaigh  €1,500
Úna Ní Shé  €6,000
Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich  €6,000
Diane Ní Chanainn  €6,000
RoseAnn Foley  €6,000
Ciara Nic Ginneá  €1,000
Mick Davis  €6,000
Áine Ní Dhroighneáin  €3,000
Caitríona Ní Cheannabháin  €6,000
Siobhán de Paor  €6,000
Róisín Sheehy  €6,000
Clare Cashman  €6,000 
Paula Ní Chualáin  €3,000
Áine Moynihan  €6,000
Domhnal Ó Bric  €6,000
Leonie Ferry  €5,690
James O Riordan  €1,500
Ed Devane  €6,000
Mike P Ó Conaola  €4,000
Meadhbh Ní Eadhra  €4,000
Máire Ní Fhearraigh  €1,500
Mairead Ní Ghallchóir  €1,500
Máire Ní Churraoin  €1,500
Andrea Rossi  €1,500
Bernie Seoighe  €1,500
Bridie Ryan  €1,500
Máire Bn Ui Eidhin  €1,500

Published on 12 October 2020

 

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