Arts Council Music Recording Scheme

The available award fund for this round of applications was €71,500, which was awarded to a total of 9 applicants as follows:

Artist Amount Awarded
Michael Coady €7,000.09
Michael Coady awarded €7,000.09 towards the first album of the Mick Coady Quintet.
Zoe Conway €4,696
Zoe Conway (fiddle) awarded €4,696 towards an album of new Irish music with guitarist John McIntyre, due for release in early 2012, featuring original music from 12 renowned living Irish traditional composers specifically composed for this duo.
Seán MacErlaine €3,870
Seán MacErlaine awarded €3,870 towards his debut solo CD of new original compositions and arrangements for woodwinds and electronics.
Niamh Ní Charra €9,952
Niamh Ní Charra awarded €9,952 towards the recording of material resulting from a 2009 Music Network Irish/Basque traditional music concert tour featuring Niamh Ní Charra (fiddle, concertina), Ibon Coteron (alboka, txistu, gaita) and Gavin Ralston (guitar).
Eamonn Quinn €10,000
Eamonn Quinn awarded €10,000 towards Louth Contemporary Music Society’s third CD, featuring working by major composers including Sofia Gubaidulina performed by renowned Irish and international musicians.
Garrett Sholdice €9,999.99
Garrett Sholdice awarded €9,999.99 towards a recording on the Ergodos label of new works and arrangements by composers from the cutting edge of Irish composition, inspired by the JS Bach organ chorale prelude "Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ".
Abigail Smith €8,000
Abigail Smith awarded €8,000 towards the professional recording of a new song cycle she is composing with the support of the Arts Council.
Allen Smith €7,912
Allen Smith awarded €7,912 towards a recording by Dublin City Jazz Orchestra of an album featuring 9 new works by Irish composers commissioned for the orchestra.
Francesco Turrisi €9,850
Francesco Turrisi awarded €9,850 towards a recording project entitled Corti vol. 1: a series of 3 short-playing CDs with different artistic line-ups, and showcasing different musical genres/styles, featuring high quality Irish and international artists.