Music Network Funds Nine Recordings

Sharon Carty

Music Network Funds Nine Recordings


Music Network has announced the results of its annual recording scheme, a fund intended to support the production of recordings by Irish or Ireland-based musicians and groups. This year, €71,500 was available for distribution.

There were sixty-five applications for the award, with a total ask of €520,713. The maximum an applicant can receive is €10,000 and the 2012 fund was allocated to nine applicants.

The succesful applicants were as follows:

– Seán Carpio and Mark McGarry, awarded €7,800 to document and extend a performance art project entitled Drift.
– The harpist Siobhán Armstrong, awarded €9,935 to record music heard in Ireland between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries.
– Mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty, awarded €9,999 to mark the Benjamin Britten centenary year with a recording of a selection of his folk song arrangements, among other songs.
– Matthew Jacobson, awarded €7,980 to record the second album with his quartet ReDiviDeR.
– Patrick O’Laoghaire, awarded €3,000 to record an EP of his own compositions under the name Calgary.
– Pianist Izumi Kimura, awarded €6,800 to record an album with Michael Buckley (bamboo flute, saxophones) that brings together Irish and Japanese musical cultures.
– Louth Contemporary Music Society, awarded €10,000 to produce the world premiére recording of Monk’s Music by Russian composer Alexander Rastakov with the Carducci String Quartet.
– Ergodos awarded €9,994 to produce an album entitled Songs with Ergodos Musicians.
– The singer Fiona Kelleher, awarded €5,670 to record an album of newly composed songs for, and inspired by, children.

Details about the next round of funding will be announced in early 2013.

Published on 19 November 2012

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