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Deis Recording 2013


Panel: Donal O’Connor, Brian Doyle, Niamh Ni Charra


The Arts Council received 71 applications for the Deis Recording award, and has offered a total of 23 awards in response to the value of €90,025

Recipient Description Artform/practice Location Amount Awarded

Blake, John

To carry out research into the flute music of south Sligo/east Mayo at the Coleman centre archive in Gurteen, Co. Sligo. To record a solo album, assimilating the above research into my music: e.g. stylistic traits, repertoire, important versions of stylistically relevant tunes etc.

Traditional arts

Sligo County Council

€2,900

Bradley, Harry

To record a CD of sparsely accompanied flute playing. To represent and explore a distinct rhythmical style of playing. To collaborate with several fellow musicians to create unaccompanied duet tracks which emphasise largely unexplored rhythmic aspects of style and traditional music repertoire

Traditional arts

Roscommon County Council

€4,500

Carberry, Angelina

To record a CD of banjo playing from 1920s when the banjo was first recorded in Irish music. Also variations of old tunes found on recordings from the 1940s of Kevin Carberry, a banjo player from Co. Longford. To provide written notation of the tunes made available on a website.

Traditional arts

Galway City Council

€4,500

Carberry, Peter

To produce a CD of Irish traditional music on uilleann pipes and button accordion. The focus of this recording will be on music sourced from older musicians from the midlands and tunes researched from collections of music which relate to and are specific to the midlands region.

Traditional arts

Longford County Council

€2,900

Diamond, Danny

A recording project in celebration of the old-fashioned traditional dance music the band members grew up with. Strong concept carrying through from choice of material to playing style to cover design. CD and online publication, project completion October 2013.

Traditional arts

Dublin City Council

€4,000

Dyne

To record a studio album primarily focusing on a mixture of newly composed tunes and older tunes with our own unique arrangements.

Traditional arts

Clare County Council

€5,850

Griffin, Matthew

Ebony Bridge is a project involving traditional musicians from Ireland and France. The recording process will take place in Brittany and in Kerry in June 2013. The project will draw on material from the traditions of its members, as well as innovative newly composed music.

Traditional arts

Kerry County Council

€2,900

Historical Harp Society of Ireland

To record the second in a CD series documenting early Irish music (1600-1800) featuring: Gaelic vocal, harp and pipes music 1600-1700 including sean-nós song, harper songs and instrumental pieces, clann marches and dance from 17th and 18th century manuscripts and early printed sources. The CD will be in the form of a high-quality CD-sized book, at the back of which will be the CD with concise scholarly articles.

Traditional arts

Waterford County Council

€6,000

Keane, Mary

To make a short dance film with traditional and contemporary dancers in September 2013. To choreographically and cinematically explore the fragility and resilience of the human condition in the Old Terminal Cork Airport. To collaborate with choreographer Julia Griffin and cinematographer PJ Dillon.

Traditional arts

Dublin City Council

€6,500

Larkin, Steve

Kevin Rowsome and Steve Larkin propose a research / recording project to explore: the Wexford and Dublin tradition; flat-pitched pipes and fiddle; regulator playing and double stopping as accompaniment.

Traditional arts

Dublin City Council

€2,900

Louth Contemporary Music Ltd

To produce a recording of a new arrangement of Sean Ó Riada's mass for 16 professional singers and 3 traditional musicians: Siobhan Armstrong (harp), Zoë Conway (fiddle) and Robbie Harris (bodhran).

Traditional arts

Louth County Council

€2,000

Lynched

To record a twelve-track CD in the studios of the Irish Traditional Music Archive. The recording will be mastered and 500 copies will be pressed as a digipack CD, along with a booklet containing information on the songs and their backgrounds.

Traditional arts

Dublin City Council

€3,325

Mac Gearailt, Páidi Mharthain

Foilseacháin d'amhráin dhúchasacha Chorca Dhuibhne ar dhlúthdhiosca le leabhrán ina theannta. Amhráin gan tionlacann a bhíodh le clos go forleathan le linn m’óige ach ná cloistear a thuilleadh a bheidh i gceist. Cuirfear tús leis an togra Iúil 2013.

Traditional arts

Kerry County Council

€2,900

Maguire, Dónal (James)

The objective is to produce an audio CD of the songs, stories and dance music of the Usher Family from Tenure, Co. Louth, thus preserving a rare stock of local songs.

Traditional arts

International

€2,950

Mccarthy, Brendan

To record an accordion album with each track featuring a different type/sound accordion, either two-row or single-row accordions dating from 1890 to the present day.

Traditional arts

Waterford County Council

€2,900

McCarthy, Cormac

To record a full-length album centered around a core 12-piece ensemble. The music for the project involves elements of jazz and contemporary-classical music but remains rooted in the idiom of Irish traditional music.

Traditional arts

Cork County Council

€2,900

O Duinnchinn, Tiarnan

To record a CD of solo piping that is a combination of traditional tunes of varying types not commonly heard on pipes, highlands, barn dances, mazurkas, Germans in northern style Unique Piping style Commence September 2013

Traditional arts

Monaghan County Council

€4,000

O'Connell, Michael

The central objective of this project is to produce a CD which honours the memory of the legendary travelling pipers, Johnny and Felix Doran. Their repertoire of music, as well as their style of playing, will be featured strongly, as will some newly-composed music and song in similar vein.

Traditional arts

Clare County Council

€2,900

Rooska Hill

This album will be a concertina / flute duet with guitar and bouzouki accompaniment, a pure trad album with a youthful take on old music. This recording will bring new life to the tradition and will inspire young people to reconnect with their roots and discover and play the old music again.

Traditional arts

Limerick County Council

€3,500

Scoil Cheoil na Botha

This project, drawing from unique sources of regional musical significance identified and relocated during the applicant's PhD research, seeks to reunite material associated with the Sliabh Beagh region of north Monaghan / east Fermanagh with a number of the region's current traditional musicians.

Traditional arts

Galway City Council

€5,000

The Nest Collective

To expand the archive collected in phase one of this project by recording new source singers and filming those initially recorded. To continue to develop the website, advance the collections and repatriate all the recordings back to contributing families and institutions working with the Traveller community.

Traditional arts

International

€7,500

Tionscnamh Lugh

Tionscnamh Lugh will record a CD featuring a selection of the young artists that have featured regularly in their Trad Trathnóna sessions and concerts at Ionad Cois Locha, collaborating with professional, established local and national musicians.

Traditional arts

Donegal County Council

€4,000

Williamson, Derek S

This recording is a collection of songs from traditional as well as contemporary sources, some written in the last 30 years. Some of the ballads are from the Scot's 'Doric'/Lowlands; Irish Gaelic, and Irish sean-nós traditions.

Traditional arts

Donegal County Council

€3,200