Music Network Performance and Touring Award

The total award fund for this round of applications was €34,345

Artist Amount Awarded
Rebecca Collins €6,990
Proposal: Rebecca Collins' (above) proposal for a five-concert tour by the Rebecca Collins Band: Rebecca Collins (vocals/guitars), Matthew Jacobson (drums), Simon Jermyn (bass), Justin Carroll (keyboards), Bill Blackmore (trumpet) and, Seán Óg (saxophones). Tour is to promote the band's second album, Chameleon Blues, and includes dates in Waterford, Mullingar, Dundalk, Dublin and Galway during April 2008.
Conall Gleeson €8,500
Proposal: Conall Gleeson's proposal for a four-concert tour by Ensemble Scratch The Surface: Conall Gleeson (composer, viola, electronics), Kate Hearne (recorder, video artist), Nicky Sweeney (violin), Linda Buckley (composer, video artist, electronics), Liz Stone (cello) UK, Andrew Mason (clarinet, keyboards) UK. Tour features new works by Conall Gleeson and Linda Buckley as well as works by contemporary Greek, British and Spanish composers, and by Steve Reich and Philip Glass. Tour visits Ennis, Waterville, Bray and Dublin, and takes place during November 2008.
Lorcán Mac Mathúna €2,470
Propsoal: Lorcán Mac Mathúna's proposal for a four-date tour to promote his Rógaire Dubh album. Tour features Lorcán Mac Mathúna (sean nós), Joey Doyle (piano/keyboard, flute, whistle, guitar) and Barry Lyons (fiddle), and visits Dundrum, Listowel, Clondalkin and Cobh during March and April 2008.
Michael O'Toole €9,000
Proposal: Michael O'Toole's proposal for a nine-concert tour by Michael O'Toole (guitar), and Liu Fang (pipa), China, featuring works by Vivaldi, Bartók, Piazzolla and contemporary Irish and Chinese composers. Tour visits Birr, Bantry, Newbridge, Waterford, Kilkenny, Ennis, Ballina, Bray and Dublin during September-October 2008.
Michael Buckley €7,385
Proposal: Allen Smith's proposal for a seven-concert tour by the Ameiresco Sextet: Michael Buckley (tenor/soprano sax/flute), Aidan O'Donnell (double bass), Sean Carpio (drums), David Berkman (piano/keyboards) USA, Phil Bancroft (tenor sax) Scotland, Laura McDonald (alto sax) Scotland. Tour visits Portlaoise, Monaghan, Bray, Cork, Dublin, Letterkenny and Limerick, and takes place during November 2008.