Music Network Performance and Touring Award

February 2011

A fund of €27,000 was awarded to 5 applicants as follows:

Artist Amount Awarded
Madeleine Flanagan €6,285
towards a 4-date tour entitled A Homage to John McCormack and Fritz Kreisler, featuring Eamonn Mulhall (tenor), Elizabeth Cooney (violin) and Cathal Breslin (piano). The tour will visit venues in Limerick, Galway, Roscommon and Dún Laoghaire in September 2011 and the programme will include songs and works by Rachmaninov, Kreisler, Verdi, Handel and Gounod, as well as traditional and old Irish airs.
Ronan Browne €5,727
towards a 9-date tour with Ronan Browne (uilleann pipes, flutes, whistles), Seán Tyrrell (voice, mando-cello, tenor guitar, banjo) and Kevin Glackin (fiddle) to mark the launch of the trio’s new CD. The tour visits Listowel, Galway, Bray, Castlebar, Clare, Kinvara, Milltown Malbay, Clifden and Inis Oirr during summer 2011.
Deirdre Moynihan €3,615
towards a 5-date tour by soprano Deirdre Moynihan with guitarist Alec O’Leary entitled Anda Jaleo” - Songs of the People. The tour will visit Calary, Co. Wicklow; Borris, Co. Carlow; Donnybrook, Dublin; Listowel, and Limerick during October 2011. The duo will be performing works from Spain, Argentina and England, including “Canciones Antiguas Espanolas”: a collection of 13 traditional Spanish songs compiled and arranged by poet Federico Garcia Lorca.
Mike Nielsen €6,194
towards a 6-date tour with by guitarist Mike Nielsen with singer Ellen Demos, clarinetist Brendan Doyle and Shane O’Donovan on percussion. The quartet will be promoting their new CD, Acoustic Sound Recipes. The tour will visit Ballina, Inis Oirr, Belmullet, Kilkenny, Wexford and Carrick-on-Shannon from May to September 2011.
Noriana Kennedy €5,226
towards a 4-date tour visiting Dublin, Galway, Kinsale and Inis Oirr during May 2011. The tour marks the launch of Noriana’s new album, Eb and Flow, and features Gerry Paul (guitar, 5-string banjo), Christof Van der Ven (guitar, voice), Cleek Schrey (fiddle, Irish and oldtime, USA), Stephanie Coleman (fiddle, oldtime, USA) and Paul O’Driscoll (double bass). The tour will bring new light to old traditions of Irish and Appalachian folk music, featuring an innovative line-up of young Irish musicians together with an esteemed oldtime fiddling duo from the USA.