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The decisions database gives a listing of 2007-2014 Arts Council funding decisions.  Decisions are routinely published in the Arts Council newsletter, and  historical decisions are recorded in the Arts Council's annual reports which are available online in the publications section.

 

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Deis Round 2, 2013


Panel: Maighread Ni Dhomhnaill, Aidan O’Donnell, Fintan Vallely


The Arts Council received a total of 20 applications for this award and has offered a total 14 awards in response

Recipient Description Artform/practice Location Amount Awarded

Cagney, Eamonn

To develop an alternative composition process in Irish traditional music where the new works are created from a rhythmic point-of-departure. To develop a body of new work and assess the viability and potential of this new process. To blog the process and engage the wider public

Traditional arts

Cork County Council

€4,000

Cork County Council

To develop a music trail to celebrate and promote the unique music and dance traditions of Sliabh Luachra. The project will deliver a new website and smartphone app; events and education programme; archival research for website content.

Traditional arts

Cork County Council

€8,000

Curran, Kieran

To enable the printing of a tunebook and history of the band Altan. To disseminate valuable Donegal fiddle repertoire and aspects of style unique to Altan such as ornamentation and contemporary harmonisation approach.

Traditional arts

Donegal County Council

€7,500

De Staic, Aindrias

To engage the services of a director (Ray Keane) in traditional arts / story. To develop The Man from Moogaga to bring to venues across Ireland. To showcase the talent and versatility of Aindrias as an exceptional performer in the traditional arts field.

Traditional arts

Galway City Council

€3,800

Gardiner, Patrick

A collection of Irish traditional music recordings built up over fifty years, including unpublished recordings of unique musicians and Fleadh Cheoil competition recordings. To preserve this cassette collection by digitizing it. To make it available to students through the UCC music archive

Traditional arts

South Tipperary County Council

€5,320

Irish Piobaireachd Society

To hire professional tutors to provide tuition to pipers at all levels during a weekend workshop in October 2013. Many pipers in Ireland play piobaireachd and the scheduling of such a master class will help in developing the artform.

Traditional arts

Cork County Council

€1,550

Keegan, Niall

To produce a collection of the repertoire taught by the iconic London-based Irish fiddler, Brendan Mulkere. This publication will focus on the presentation of the traditional creative practices of variation and improvisation.

Traditional arts

Limerick County Council

€6,000

Limerick Pride Festival

To host an annual Céilí night of Irish song, dance and storytelling.

Traditional arts

Limerick City Council

€790

Mac Aoidh, Caoimhín

To provide for intensive collaborations between Donegal pipers and fiddlers. To have three public performances of the collaborative work.

Traditional arts

Donegal County Council

€8,460

Mcevoy, Catherine

To provide accessible workshops in traditional music on a variety of instruments together with set dancing, storytelling and singing for people with sight loss but open to all. To facilitate interaction and integration between all the musicians, singers and dancers attending.

Traditional arts

Meath County Council

€5,410

O'connell, Connie

The development of a website, hosted by the Department of Music (UCC), featuring a collection of newly composed tunes by Connie O'Connell, presented in downloadable audio and notation formats, with supporting commentaries and biography. The production of same in a limited edition hard-copy format.

Traditional arts

Cork County Council

€10,000

Papathanasiou, Katerini

To organise a series of events at the end of October that demonstrate commonalities in traditional music and dance of the eastern Mediterranean and the Celtic world, so as to spur innovation between the involved practitioners based on the juxtaposition of concepts introduced in the sessions.

Traditional arts

Dublin City Council

€8,100

The Night Before Larry Got Stretched

To cover travel costs and a fee for artists to guest at the monthly unaccompanied singing recital session. To cover promotion and any clerical costs incurred in the running of each session.

Traditional arts

Dublin City Council

€6,600

Wexford Arts Centre

To promote the tradition of singing ballads, sean nos, lilting. To share north/south singing traditions with Geordie Hanna participants. To provide non-traditional performance access to traditional singing for all ages through song, art, music and dance.

Traditional arts

Wexford County Council

€6,730


Deis Award, 2013, Round 1


Panel: Emer Mayock, Tom Sherlock, John Blake


The Arts Council received a total of 29 applications for this award and has offered a total 14 awards in response

Recipient Description Artform/practice Location Amount Awarded

Ailleog Cheoil

A series of four workshops (harp, button accordion, fiddle, and guitar) to take place in Gaoth Dobhair, Co. Donegal, to stimulate participation in traditional music at community level.

Traditional arts

Donegal County Council

€670

An Crann Óg

To bring young traditional musicians to the highest level of musical competence and proficiency. To deliver a high standard traditional musical programme with master musicians. To provide public platforms and opportunities for young musicians to demonstrate and develop their skills.

Traditional arts

Donegal County Council

€5,000

An Goilin Traditional Singers Club

To create a free fully-searchable online song collection of Goilin Club recordings, hosted on an ITMA Digital Library microsite and modelled on the Inishowen Song Project. To promote this resource as a learning tool to singers, educators and researchers nationally and internationally.

Traditional arts

South Dublin County Council

€14,780

Áras Inis Gluaire

To engage with the Roinn Bhéaloideas Éireann/Dept. of Irish Folklore collection of songs from Erris peninsula. Saileóg Ní Cheannabháin will interpret the collection of original songs from the area. To release the interpretation through DVD/publication/performance.

Traditional arts

Meath County Council

€3,850

Aro, Aki

To research and develop a repertoire combining music from the Irish and Finnish traditions. To develop a new unique and distinctive sound and arrangements. To organise a concert in Dublin in August 2013 to showcase the results of the research.

Traditional arts

Dublin City Council

€6,625

Cairde Rince Céilí na hÉireann

To organise a series of six céilí dance workshops. To bring the participants together for a Fíor-chéilí at the end of the series. The activities are intended to encourage community participation in céilí dancing.

Traditional arts

Dublin City Council

€3,560

Fleadh Cheoil Na Héireann Doire 2013

A Gathering of Traditions is a programme of events that will run as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2013. It comprises seven concerts that will celebrate the cultural links between Ireland, Scotland and North America.

Traditional arts

International

€8,000

Fortune, Michael

To devise, coordinate and promote a series of traditional song concerts based on the Child Ballad Collection. To pair eight male and female singers from the Irish tradition for the concerts. To present four concerts in the National Library of Ireland in November/December 2013

Traditional arts

Wexford County Council

€8,450

Historical Harp Society of Ireland

To present three concerts showcasing historical Irish harp and related Irish musical traditions. To invite the world's leading early Irish harpers to perform in Ireland as well as historical piping, and singing in Irish. To compare and contrast the different strands of Irish harp, song and piping traditions performed in 18th-century Ireland.

Traditional arts

Waterford County Council

€7,500

Mac Mathuna, Lorcan

To research the writings of the penal poet, Tomás Rua Ó Súilleabhán. To bring three musicians together in a cross-disciplinary collaboration to compose and arrange a programme reflecting his life and words. To stage the premiere of this programme during the McCormick clan Gathering in Kildare.

Traditional arts

Dublin City Council

€3,450

Miller, Elvie

To research a wide range of print and audio resources and select at least 50 Irish tunes. To arrange the tunes for solo piano using composition software. To revise this work, In consultation with Dr Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, for teaching and performing purposes.

Traditional arts

Clare County Council

€1,542

Naughton, Finbarr

To create arrangements of Irish traditional music for the mandolin family of instruments. To rehearse the arrangements for performance. To present a public performance in Autumn 2013

Traditional arts

Mayo County Council

€4,823

Ó Heaghra, Breandán

To host a conference in Carraroe on traditional oral verse in the Irish language - dialogue, storytelling and narration. The event will include lectures, debates and workshops of the history and future of these arts.

Traditional arts

Galway County Council

€10,800

Tionscnamh Lugh

To organise nine traditional music evenings with local and guest artists at Ionad Cois Locha, Dun Luiche, Co Donegal. To provide a platform for young emerging traditional musicians in the area. To run parallel art workshops for younger children at the same venue

Traditional arts

Donegal County Council

€8,900