Feature Article
Welcome to our October Newsletter
News this month
Tradition Now: Celebrating the most Innovative Traditional Music of Today and Honouring a Master Pioneer
Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award 2018: Collaborative Arts in Health Contexts
Arts Council publishes new acknowledgement requirements got funded organisations and artists
Jack Talty appointed Traditional Artist in Residence 2018-19 at University College Cork
Sliabh Luachra to have its first Traditional Musician in Residence
Grants and Awards
Festival Investment Scheme 2019 Round 2
News from the community
Music Generation Development Officer (x 6 POSTS) – Cavan/Monaghan, Galway City, Kilkenny, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo
Alchemy Music announced as latest recipient of The Piano Scheme
Dance Ireland seeks Programme Manager and Membership Engagement Officer
Linenhall Arts Centre is currently recruiting a Director
Creative Ireland Programme with the Fulbright Commission are offering three exciting new fellowships
Music Network presents Mercury Award-nominated Roller Trio from 23 - 28 October
Choral Evensong in Remembrance of Actors, Artists Musicians and Entertainment Professionals
Creative Europe Desk
Are you currently developing a proposal for Creative Europe Co-operation projects?
Creative Europe Culture Information session and workshop – Garter Lane Theatre, Waterford on Monday 8th Oct 2018
Welcome to our October Newsletter

Autumn is always busy at the Arts Council, with applications for Strategic Funding already being assessed, and budget planning for 2019 well underway.


But where there is work there should also be play – so I am delighted to tell you that Tradition Now, our partnership with the National Concert Hall (NCH), will return from 24-28 October! This will be the fourth edition of this unique festival, which takes a look at the evolution of traditional music in a fast-moving Ireland, and provides a platform for the most forward-thinking artists playing today.


Tradition Now 2018 features newly-commissioned work by Kate Moore, performed by Iarla Ó Lionáird with Crash String Quartet, a performance by Liam O’Connor in collaboration with John Blake and Paddy McEvoy, and a residency in the NCH for fiddle player Aoife Ní Bhriain. Younger audiences will also be entertained by the Armagh Rhymers and Ceol Connected’s interactive adventure A Winter Wish.


A star-studded line-up, with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, will remember and celebrate one of traditional music’s best known pioneers, Liam O’Flynn, who sadly passed away in March. And I’d also like to draw your attention to the special concert planned in association with Fair Plé, a new movement to address the gender imbalance in traditional and folk music.


Best wishes,


Orlaith McBride