Music Network Performance and Touring Award

The total award fund for this round of applications was €26,284.90

Artist Amount Awarded
Conor Biggs €1,790
Proposal: Conor Biggs' proposal for a performance and illustrated talk as part of a performance series entitled "What Makes A Great Song?" in the National Concert Hall, Dublin in August 2008. Performance will feature Italian art songs and duets performed by Donal J Byrne (tenor), Conor Biggs (bass), and Padhraic O Cuinneagain (piano).
Fiona Kelleher €7,849.90
Proposal: Fiona Kelleher's proposal for a 9-concert tour to promote her debut album "Waiting for the Lark". Featured artists are Fiona Kelleher (vocals) Jim Murray (guitar), Richard Lucey (accordion) and Ciaran Coughlan (piano). Tour visits Navan, Baile Mhuirne, Kilworth, Limerick, Listowel, Castlebar, Galway, Ennis, Bray during January/February 2009.
Dane McMahon €6010
Propsoal: Dane McMahon's proposal for an 11-date tour by The Flaws (above) (Paul Finn, vocal/guitar; Shane Malone, guitar; Dane McMahon, bass; Colin Berril, drums) to promote the band's new EP release. Tour will visit Navan, Mullingar, Cork, Clonmel, Bundoran, Killarney, Galway, Limerick, Dundalk, Waterford and Portlaoise, and takes place in September/October 2008.
Darragh Morgan €3,520
Proposal: Darragh Morgan's proposal for towards a 4-date solo violin tour of islands off the coast of Ireland, taking place in October 2008. Tour will visit Tory, Inishboffin, Inishmore and Valentia islands, and will feature solo violin repertoire from the baroque period to the 21st century.
Malcolm Proud €7,115
Proposal: Malcolm Proud's proposal for two performances of The Musical Offering by JS Bach, taking place in the Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin and Castalia Hall, Ballytobin, Co. Kilkenny (both November 2008) featuring Camerata Kilkenny (Maya Homburger, baroque violin; Marja Tukhanen, baroque violin/viola; Sarah McMahon, cello; Malcolm Proud, harpsichord) with Wilbert Hazelzet, flute (Netherlands)