ABOUT CULTURE IRELAND
Culture Ireland creates and supports opportunities for Irish artists and companies to present their work at international festivals, venues, showcases and arts markets including the Edinburgh Festivals, the Venice Art Biennale, Frankfurt Book Fair and South by Southwest. As part of its music showcase portfolio, it supports Irish delegations at events such as Eurosonic, The Great Escape, Reeperbahn, Folk Alliance International, jazzhead! and Classical: NEXT.
ABOUT ARTS COUNCIL NORTHERN IRELAND
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is the development and funding agency for the Arts in Northern Ireland. We distribute public money and National Lottery funds to develop and deliver a wide variety of arts projects, events and initiatives across Northern Ireland. We support artists and arts organisations through a range of funding opportunities.
The Armagh Rhymers on tour with The Irish Folk Festival "Northern Lights" 2015.
BORDERS 'MY ISLAND' BY RYAN VAIL AND ELMA ORKESTRA FEAT SPOKEN WORD POET STEPHEN JAMES SMITH
NI Music Prize Winners 2019 - Borders is an outstanding collaborative project which the development was funded through the ACNI ACES Scheme in 2018/19. Across eight tracks, from opener Droves to the beat-laden outre, O’Callaghan and Vail masterfully blur the contours between contemporary electronic and classical realms. They create a new continent of sound, a world where Borders don’t exist.
Eoin O'Callaghan, www.elmaorkestra.com / www.ameliarecords.com
and Ryan Vail www.ryanvail.com
BLOOD DRIVE LIVE FROM OTHER VOICES BY JOSHUA BURNSIDE
Joshua Burnside was born in Northern Ireland. His debut album EPHRATA won the NI Music Prize 2017. Written whilst living in Colombia, the songs deal with themes from PTSD and technophobia, to larger questions about time, love and
death in the modern age.
“Nava” is a Dublin-based quartet exploring the musical cultures of Ireland and Iran. It is comprised of banjoist Paddy Kiernan, guitarist/bassist Niall Hughes, and Iranian born brothers Shahab and Shayan Coohe, on santoor, and tombak/tar/clarinet respectively.
Formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1988, Kíla's unique and ever evolving sound, while rooted in Irish tradition, is inspired by a myriad of musical influences worldwide. Kíla's 8 members stem from differing musical backgrounds, including Irish traditional, classical, folk and rock.
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