Irish Music and Arts Abroad: Culture Ireland Announces €886k in Funding

Clare Sands (Photo: Cathal Mac an Bheatha)

Irish Music and Arts Abroad: Culture Ireland Announces €886k in Funding

Daoirí Farrell, Clare Sands, Just Mustard, Celaviedmai, Dervish, Téada and Chamber Choir Ireland among recipients.

A total of €885,700k in funding for Irish music and arts abroad has this week been announced by Culture Ireland and Minister for Arts Catherine Martin.

Of the total amount, €258,900 has been awarded in the music category. Recipients include folk singer Daoirí Farrell, who will tour Australia in June; fiddle player and singer-songwriter Clare Sands, performing across North America in August; Dundalk band Just Mustard, who will tour the US and France in July and August; and Screaming Orphans from Donegal, touring the US and Canada from June to September.

There will also be performances by Celaviedmai, Saoirse and E The Artist at the CRAVE music event in Prague, and a presentation of works by composers Gráinne Mulvey, Ailís Ní Ríain and Siobhán Cleary performed by Elizabeth Hilliard at soundfestival in Aberdeen in October. Other touring artists include Téada, Dervish, Chamber Choir Ireland, Susan O’Neill, Jig Jam, Hilary Woods, Shane Hennessy, Pauline Scanlon, Adrian Mantu, Marco Ramelli and Andreea Banciu,The Jeremiahs, Lankum, Neil O’Connor’s Ordnance Survey project, and Musici Ireland.

Also receiving funding, in the dance category, is Michael Keegan-Dolan’s Teaċ Daṁsa, which will tour MÁM in London and the US this autumn. 

See the full list of funding decisions below, across circus, dance, film, literature, theatre, visual art, multidisciplinary, and music. Commenting on the funding, Minister Martin said:

It gives me great pleasure to announce this round of Culture Ireland funding which will support Irish artists as they continue to build audiences internationally. These projects will showcase the unique, rich and diverse creativity of Irish arts globally while making valuable cultural connections. 

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Published on 17 May 2023

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