Giving the Gift of Music at Christmas

20 December 2012

Christmas comes early for Irish music as €155,000 awarded through the Music Capital Scheme 

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20 December 2012
Giving the Gift of Music at Christmas
Christmas comes early for Irish music as €155,000 awarded through the Music Capital Scheme 
Music Network today announced the results of the Music Capital Scheme 2012. A total of €155,000 in funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has been awarded to eleven individual musicians and twenty 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 was made available in 2011 and 2012 by The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. 
Commenting on the initiative, Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, said, "I understand the long term importance for both musical groups and individuals of providing help with the purchase of musical instruments. This support makes a huge difference to these groups and individuals, helping them to thrive and grow in their musical and performing ability. I am delighted that such a diverse range of groups, including youth bands, ensembles, orchestras, community initiatives and resource organisations, have benefitted from the scheme." 
In 2012, 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-four applications across the two funding streams with the value of funding requests totalling €538,526.66.  According to Music Network CEO Sharon Rollston, “Music Network was delighted, through the generous support of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, to be able to offer this scheme once again in 2012. Although there is still a substantial unmet demand for suitable musical instruments from musicians at all stages of their development, the instruments provided through the Music Capital Scheme continue to make a significant impact on the quality of, and access to, music making and live music performance throughout Ireland.”
Funding was awarded across the not-for-profit and community music sector through Stream 1, providing community and music groups with funding.  Twenty of the forty-nine applicants were awarded a total of €100,000 for the purchase of musical instruments. The awardees are: 
Stream 1: Non-professional performing groups/ensembles
1. Clara Town Band awarded €9,810.00
2. Crumlin Community Youth Band awarded €13,807.80
3. Cullen Pipe Band awarded €4,602.00
4. De La Salle Scout Pipe Band awarded €5,032.00
5. Historical Harp Society of Ireland  awarded €6,709.00
6. Irish Association of Youth Orchestras Ltd. awarded €3,000.00
7. Keep the Beat Klub awarded €1,809.00
8. Kilbride & Lakeside Music Committee awarded €8,395.00
9. Morro 16 awarded €2,427.15
10. Mullingar Town Band awarded €2,505.70
11. Music Together awarded €678.60
12. Na Píobairí Uilleann awarded €14,062.00
13. Scoil Ronáin, Inis Mór awarded €4,110.00
14. Sing Out With Strings- Irish Chamber Orchestra awarded €1,086.00
15. St. Canice’s NS Instrumental Music Programme awarded €2,379.00
16. St. John Bosco Youth Centre awarded €1,217.25
17. St. Louis Wind and Symphonic Ensemble awarded €5,898.00
18. Tallaght Community Arts awarded €3,200.00
19. The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children awarded €6,026.25
20. The Finglas Concert and Marching Band awarded €3,245.25
In Stream 2, funds of €55,000 were awarded to eleven highly skilled musicians performing at professional level, to assist with the purchase of high-value instruments. The eleven awardees were chosen from thirty-five applicants.  The awardees are: 
Stream 2 Awardees: Individual High-Value Instruments 
1. Alex Petcu-Colan awarded €6,225.00 towards the purchase of Adams Alpha Series Marimba 
2. Aoife Ní Bhriain awarded €3,500.00 towards the purchase of violin bow 
3. Aoife Nic Athlaoich awarded €1,250.00 towards the purchase of cello bow
4. Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh awarded €1,200.00 towards the purchase of a baroque bow
5. David Keating awarded €4,610.00 towards the purchase of a classical guitar
6. David Power awarded €4,723.00 towards the purchase of uilleann pipes
7. Éamonn de Barra awarded €1,500.00 towards the purchase of fully-keyed wooden flute
8. Joanne Quigley awarded €2,400.00 towards the purchase of violin bow 
9. Kate Hearne awarded €13,735.00 towards the purchase of cello 
10. Sinead O'Halloran awarded €8,900.00 towards the purchase of cello 
11. Yonit (Joelle Lea) Kosovske awarded €6,957.00 towards the purchase of harpsichord
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 6719429.
ENDS/
For media queries, please contact: Louise Walsh, PR & Marketing Manager, 
Music Network Tel. 01 671 9429 or email pr@musicnetwork.ie

 

Music Network today announced the results of the Music Capital Scheme 2012. A total of €155,000 in funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has been awarded to eleven individual musicians and twenty 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 was made available in 2011 and 2012 by The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. 

Commenting on the initiative, Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, said, "I understand the long term importance for both musical groups and individuals of providing help with the purchase of musical instruments. This support makes a huge difference to these groups and individuals, helping them to thrive and grow in their musical and performing ability. I am delighted that such a diverse range of groups, including youth bands, ensembles, orchestras, community initiatives and resource organisations, have benefitted from the scheme." 

In 2012, 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-four applications across the two funding streams with the value of funding requests totalling €538,526.66.  According to Music Network CEO Sharon Rollston, “Music Network was delighted, through the generous support of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, to be able to offer this scheme once again in 2012. Although there is still a substantial unmet demand for suitable musical instruments from musicians at all stages of their development, the instruments provided through the Music Capital Scheme continue to make a significant impact on the quality of, and access to, music making and live music performance throughout Ireland.”

Funding was awarded across the not-for-profit and community music sector through Stream 1, providing community and music groups with funding.  Twenty of the forty-nine applicants were awarded a total of €100,000 for the purchase of musical instruments. The awardees are: 

Stream 1: Non-professional performing groups/ensembles

  1. Clara Town Band awarded €9,810.002
  2. Crumlin Community Youth Band awarded €13,807.803
  3. Cullen Pipe Band awarded €4,602.004
  4. De La Salle Scout Pipe Band awarded €5,032.005
  5. Historical Harp Society of Ireland  awarded €6,709.006
  6. Irish Association of Youth Orchestras Ltd. awarded €3,000.007
  7. Keep the Beat Klub awarded €1,809.008
  8. Kilbride & Lakeside Music Committee awarded €8,395.009
  9. Morro 16 awarded €2,427.1510
  10. Mullingar Town Band awarded €2,505.7011
  11. Music Together awarded €678.6012
  12. Na Píobairí Uilleann awarded €14,062.0013
  13. Scoil Ronáin, Inis Mór awarded €4,110.0014
  14. Sing Out With Strings- Irish Chamber Orchestra awarded €1,086.0015
  15. St. Canice’s NS Instrumental Music Programme awarded €2,379.0016
  16. St. John Bosco Youth Centre awarded €1,217.2517
  17. St. Louis Wind and Symphonic Ensemble awarded €5,898.0018
  18. Tallaght Community Arts awarded €3,200.0019
  19. The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children awarded €6,026.2520
  20. The Finglas Concert and Marching Band awarded €3,245.25

In Stream 2, funds of €55,000 were awarded to eleven highly skilled musicians performing at professional level, to assist with the purchase of high-value instruments. The eleven awardees were chosen from thirty-five applicants.  The awardees are: 

Stream 2 Awardees: Individual High-Value Instruments 

  1. Alex Petcu-Colan awarded €6,225.00 towards the purchase of Adams Alpha Series Marimba
  2. Aoife Ní Bhriain awarded €3,500.00 towards the purchase of violin bow
  3. Aoife Nic Athlaoich awarded €1,250.00 towards the purchase of cello bow
  4. Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh awarded €1,200.00 towards the purchase of a baroque bow
  5. David Keating awarded €4,610.00 towards the purchase of a classical guitar
  6. David Power awarded €4,723.00 towards the purchase of uilleann pipes
  7. Éamonn de Barra awarded €1,500.00 towards the purchase of fully-keyed wooden flute
  8. Joanne Quigley awarded €2,400.00 towards the purchase of violin bow
  9. Kate Hearne awarded €13,735.00 towards the purchase of cello
  10. Sinead O'Halloran awarded €8,900.00 towards the purchase of cello
  11. Yonit (Joelle Lea) Kosovske awarded €6,957.00 towards the purchase of harpsichord

Details of all awards made under the scheme can be seen here.  Music Network is funded by The Arts Council. For further information on the Music Capital Scheme visit www.musicnetwork.ie or email capitalscheme at musicnetwork dot ie, Tel. 01 6719429.

ENDS/
For media queries, please contact: Louise Walsh, PR & Marketing Manager, Music Network Tel. 01 671 9429 or email pr at musicnetwork dot ie