Over €9000 Awarded To Three Midlands Performing Arts Groups

Written 1 month ago by Newsroom


Three Midlands performing groups are being awarded over €9000 by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

The music capital scheme provides funding for the purchase of musical instruments to non-professional performers.

Mairst College are receiving €749, Ossory Youth €1298 and the Portarlington Concert Band are being granted €7500.

Commenting on the initiative, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan TD said:

”The 2019 round of the Music Capital Scheme will again benefit so many deserving organisations and individuals, just as it has since it was initially launched just over a decade ago. I am delighted that my Department was once again in a position to financially support the scheme. I see it as one of our key funding initiatives year on year.

Lack of a decent instrument should not be an impediment to the development of a clearly gifted individual or indeed the development of numerous bands and groups who repay our faith tenfold through their engagement with their local communities.

The social and health benefits of learning to play a musical instrument have long since been established and I am thrilled that my Department plays a part in this.

Continued success to all of the grantees for many years to come”.