Music Network Performance and Touring Award

The total award fund for this round of applications was €33,33.33 awarded to 6 applicants.

Artist Amount Awarded
Gerald Peregrine's €6,826.80
Proposal: Gerald Peregrine's (classical) proposal for a 6-date recital tour with Cathal Breslin (piano), featuring works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Debussy, Shostakovich, Chopin and Eibhlis Farrell. Tour visits Listowel, Waterford, Castlebar, Birr, Navan and Waterville, and takes place in September 2009.
Francesco Turrisi's €4,040
Proposal: Francesco Turrisi's (jazz/world) proposal for a collaborative concert in the Sugar Club, Dublin, with Brazillian percussionist, Sergio Krakowski, as part of the "Big Bang" festival, July 2009. Artist line-up also includes Francesco Turrisi (piano), Michael Buckley (soprano saxophone/flute), Brendan Doyle (clarinet/bass clarinet), Ronan Guilfoyle (bass). Sergio Krakowski will also perform a masterclass in Dublin as part of the project.
Cora Smyth's €7,294.95
Proposal: Cora Smyth's (traditional Irish) proposal for 4-date tour by Cora Smyth (fiddle), Seán Óg Graham (accordion), Seán Horsman (guitar), Martin Brunsden (bass) and Andy Kingslow (keyboards) visiting Castlebar, Carrick-on-Shannon, Letterkenny and Castleblayney. Tour takes place during May 2009. Tour repertoire will incorporate a number of new compositions.
Lorcán Mac Mathúna €3,455.98
Proposal: Lorcán Mac Mathúna's (traditional Irish/world) proposal for a 5-date tour of Ireland entitled "Northern Lights": an intercultural fusion of Irish and Scandinavian music exploring common themes and motifs (e.g. seafaring songs). Featured artists will be Irish musicians Lorcán Mac Mathúna (voice) and James Mahon (uilleann pipes, flutes, whistles) and Belgian artist Raphael de Cock (voice, pipes, hardanger fiddle). Tour visits Listowel, Dingle, Bray, Navan and Clonakilty, and takes place in June 2009.
adeleine Flanagan €3,865.60
Proposal: Madeleine Flanagan's (classical) proposal for a 4-concert tour featuring Irish duo Elizabeth Cooney (violin) and Redmond O’Toole (Brahms guitar). Repertoire will include works by Dowland, De Falla, Rodrigo, Villa Lobos, Paganini, and Ian Wilson. Tour will visit Roundwood, Kilworth, Galway and Castletownshend, and takes place between June and August 2009.
Dylan Rynhart €7,850
Proposal: Dylan Rynhart's (jazz) proposal for a collaborative concert in the National Concert Hall, Dublin, featuring Fuzzy Logic Ensemble (Ireland) and Nils Wogram's Nostalgia Trio (Germany/USA), taking place in August 2009. The concert will feature a series of works composed especially for the two ensembles, and will also mark the release of Fuzzy Logic Ensemble's new album.