2014 Starts on a High Note for Musicians

09 January 2014

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday 9 January 2014
2014 Starts on a High Note for Musicians
€181,300 awarded through the Music Capital Scheme 
Music Network today announced the results of the Music Capital Scheme 2013. A total of €181,300 in funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has been awarded to twelve individual musicians and nineteen performing groups.  
The Music Capital Scheme was established by The Arts Council, The IRMA Trust and Music Network in 2008 as an action-research initiative designed to provide support for the purchase of musical instruments.  In response to the success of the initial pilot scheme, funding has been made available since 2011 by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. 
Commenting on the initiative, Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, said, "My Department has been providing funding to the Music Capital Scheme since 2011.  In this time a wide range of groups, including youth bands, choirs, orchestras and traditional music groups have been provided with funding to allow them to purchase musical equipment.  The importance of this funding cannot be underestimated, as it allows the groups and individuals the chance to build on their musical talents and improve their performing ability. I wish all of this year’s recipients every success in their musical endeavours.”
In 2013, there were two categories of support under the Music Capital Scheme aimed at professional performing artists and non-professional performing groups/ensembles.  The scheme elicited eighty-two applications across the two funding streams with the value of funding requests totalling €506,535.  According to Music Network CEO Sharon Rollston, “The high number of applications to the scheme each year brings home the level of need that exists in the area of capital provision for music and we greatly appreciate the continued support of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht”.
Funding was awarded across the not-for-profit and community music sector through Stream 1, providing community and music groups with funding.  Nineteen of the thirty-five eligible applicants were awarded a total of €120,350 for the purchase of musical instruments. The awardees are: 
Stream 1: Instrument banks for non-professional performing groups/ensembles
Aspiro Choir - €1,344.00
Blanchardstown Brass Band - €7,500.00
Bloco Garman - €1,629.46
Carlow Regional Youth Service - €2,740.50
Clontibret Pipe Band - €9,842.70
Corduff Pipe Band - €6,486.03
Cork Youth Orchestra Ltd - €12,486.00
Danescastle Music Group - €8,828.95
Divine Mercy SNS Balgady, Lucan - €4,585.00
Donegal Music Education Partnership - € 10,434.00
Finglas Concert and Marching Band - €3,307.50
Historical Harp Society of Ireland - €7,574.51
Irish Association of Youth Orchestras Ltd - €4,500.00
MaSamba Samba School - €2,416.60
Meath Youth Federation - €2,963.00
Na Piobairi Uilleann - €14,625.00
Raphoe Pipe Band - €11,753.44
Redemptorist Centre of Music - €6,081.95
Splanc – Dingle Carnival Band - €1,251.36
In Stream 2, funds of €60,950.00 were awarded to twelve highly skilled musicians performing at professional level, to assist with the purchase of instruments. The twelve awardees were chosen from twenty-eight eligible applicants.  The awardees are: 
Stream 2 Awardees: Individual Instruments for professional musicians
1. Adam McDonagh - Grand Piano - €9,500.00
2. Christine Kenny - Violin - €3,047.5
3. Danny Diamond - Violin bow - €1,520.00
4. David Kenny - Viola - €4,968.50
5. Eoghan Johnston - Guitar - €1,757.50
6. Francesco Turrisi - Clavisimbalum - €8,033.20
7. Joanne Quigley - Violin - €14,250
8. Mark Redmond - Uilleann pipes - €5,225.00
9. Nathan Sherman - Viola bow - €1,235.00
10. Patrick Joseph Rafter - Violin - €9,500.00
11. Paul Roe - Clarinets case - €769.50
12. Wolodymyr Smishkewych - Sinfonia (medieval Hurdy-Gurdy) - €1,143.80
Details of all awards made under the scheme can be seen at http://www.musicnetwork.ie/musicians/previous/.  Music Network is funded by The Arts Council. For further information on the Music Capital Scheme visit www.musicnetwork.ie or email capitalscheme@musicnetwork.ie, Tel. 01 475 0224.
ENDS/
For media queries, please contact: Louise Walsh, PR & Marketing Manager, 
Music Network Tel. 01 475 0224 or email pr@musicnetwork.ie

Music Network today announced the results of the Music Capital Scheme 2013. A total of €181,300 in funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has been awarded to twelve individual musicians and nineteen performing groups.  

The Music Capital Scheme was established by The Arts Council, The IRMA Trust and Music Network in 2008 as an action-research initiative designed to provide support for the purchase of musical instruments.  In response to the success of the initial pilot scheme, funding has been made available since 2011 by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. 

Commenting on the initiative, Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, said, "My Department has been providing funding to the Music Capital Scheme since 2011.  In this time a wide range of groups, including youth bands, choirs, orchestras and traditional music groups have been provided with funding to allow them to purchase musical equipment.  The importance of this funding cannot be underestimated, as it allows the groups and individuals the chance to build on their musical talents and improve their performing ability. I wish all of this year’s recipients every success in their musical endeavours.”

In 2013, there were two categories of support under the Music Capital Scheme aimed at professional performing artists and non-professional performing groups/ensembles.  The scheme elicited eighty-two applications across the two funding streams with the value of funding requests totalling €506,535.  According to Music Network CEO Sharon Rollston, “The high number of applications to the scheme each year brings home the level of need that exists in the area of capital provision for music and we greatly appreciate the continued support of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht”.

Funding was awarded across the not-for-profit and community music sector through Stream 1, providing community and music groups with funding.  Nineteen of the thirty-five eligible applicants were awarded a total of €120,350 for the purchase of musical instruments. The awardees are: 

Stream 1: Instrument banks for non-professional performing groups/ensembles

  1. Aspiro Choir - €1,344.00
  2. Blanchardstown Brass Band - €7,500.00
  3. Bloco Garman - €1,629.46
  4. Carlow Regional Youth Service - €2,740.50
  5. Clontibret Pipe Band - €9,842.70
  6. Corduff Pipe Band - €6,486.03
  7. Cork Youth Orchestra Ltd - €12,486.00
  8. Danescastle Music Group - €8,828.95
  9. Divine Mercy SNS Balgady, Lucan - €4,585.00
  10. Donegal Music Education Partnership - € 10,434.00
  11. Finglas Concert and Marching Band - €3,307.50 
  12. Historical Harp Society of Ireland - €7,574.51 
  13. Irish Association of Youth Orchestras Ltd - €4,500.00 
  14. MaSamba Samba School - €2,416.60 
  15. Meath Youth Federation - €2,963.00
  16. Na Piobairi Uilleann - €14,625.00
  17. Raphoe Pipe Band - €11,753.44 
  18. Redemptorist Centre of Music - €6,081.95
  19. Splanc – Dingle Carnival Band - €1,251.36


In Stream 2, funds of €60,950.00 were awarded to twelve highly skilled musicians performing at professional level, to assist with the purchase of instruments. The twelve awardees were chosen from twenty-eight eligible applicants.  The awardees are: 

Stream 2 Awardees: Individual Instruments for professional musicians

  1. Adam McDonagh - Grand Piano - €9,500.002
  2. Christine Kenny - Violin - €3,047.53
  3. Danny Diamond - Violin bow - €1,520.004
  4. David Kenny - Viola - €4,968.505
  5. Eoghan Johnston - Guitar - €1,757.506
  6. Francesco Turrisi - Clavisimbalum - €8,033.207
  7. Joanne Quigley - Violin - €14,2508
  8. Mark Redmond - Uilleann pipes - €5,225.009
  9. Nathan Sherman - Viola bow - €1,235.0010
  10. Patrick Joseph Rafter - Violin - €9,500.0011
  11. Paul Roe - Clarinets case - €769.5012
  12. Wolodymyr Smishkewych - Sinfonia (medieval Hurdy-Gurdy) - €1,143.80

Details of all awards made under the scheme can be seen at http://www.musicnetwork.ie/musicians/previous/.  Music Network is funded by The Arts Council. For further information on the Music Capital Scheme visit www.musicnetwork.ie or email capitalscheme@musicnetwork.ie, Tel. 01 475 0224.

ENDS/
For media queries, please contact: Louise Walsh, PR & Marketing Manager, Music Network Tel. 01 475 0224 or email pr at musicnetwork dot ie