A number of arts organisations have come out with strong words against the proposed end to Artists Tax Exemption. Both the Arts Council and the VAI have released statements against the proposed changes to the exemption.
Sideline productions are currently in production of a new series for RTE which will be based around a Choir competition. Application forms and guidelines on the Sideline website. Sounds like a lot of choral fun actually…
One of the recipients of The Arts Council/Music Network Music Capital Scheme, which I manage with Music Network, won the Glasgow Scotland World Championship in their category for pipe bands. Congratulations to the Letterkenny Pipe Band on that and a whole host of other achievements since they were awarded instruments under the 2008 awards. The 2009 application forms and guidelines are available on the Music Network site.
As far as gigs go this week is fairly quiet, although it may just be a case of me being totally out of the loop post-Tipperary. Hoping to catch the SynthEastwood gig at the Fringe on Thurs.
Lorcán Mac Mathúna, Martin Tourish and Séan Óg present “moving new interpretations of Old Irish love songs from the 8th to the 14th centuries” as a part of IMRAM 2009 Irish Language Literature Festival in New Theatre, Temple Bar next week.