€1.1m in Culture Ireland Funding Announced for Irish Music and Arts Abroad

Brigid Mae Power (Photo: Eva Carolan).

€1.1m in Culture Ireland Funding Announced for Irish Music and Arts Abroad

Brigid Mae Power, Martin Hayes and the Common Ground Ensemble, Chamber Choir Ireland, Lisa O’Neill and Just Mustard among recipients.

Over €1.1m in funding for Irish music and arts abroad has been announced today (10 August) by Culture Ireland and Minister for Arts Catherine Martin.

Of the total amount, €468,280 has been awarded to artists and groups in the music category, including Martin Hayes and the Common Ground Ensemble who will travel to New Zealand in March 2024 to perform at the Auckland Arts Festival; folk singer Lisa O’Neill, who will perform at various festivals in Australia from December 2023 to March 2024; Lankum, who will perform a tour of dates in the US next month; Pádraig Rynne, Tara Breen and Jim Murray, who will play a series of concerts in England in November; and Galway singer-songwriter Brigid Mae Power, who will perform across the UK next month.

Also receiving funding as part of the scheme is Altan, avant-garde post-punk band Robocobra Quartet, indie singer-songwriter Sorcha Richardson, pianist Fionnuala Moynihan, Dundalk experimental rock band Just Mustard, composer and guitarist Benjamin Dwyer, R&B band Bricknasty, Chamber Choir Ireland, Belfast singer-songwriter Joshua Burnside, Crash Ensemble, and folk singer Karan Casey. 

In the dance category, Teaċ Daṁsa have received funding to present their How To Be A Dancer in Seventy-two Thousand Easy Lessons production in Paris this December; and in the theatre category, traditional music and theatre ensemble The Armagh Rhymers have been awarded funding to perform at the Liverpool Irish Festival in October. 

For full details of awards across all art forms, see below. For more, visit www.cultureireland.ie.

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Published on 10 August 2023

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