Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Nine proposed event series in Mayo will receive more than three-quarters of a million euro under the Live Performance Support Scheme. 

Mayo groups will share €755,577 in funding under the Scheme which will see the delivery of a programme of activities over the summer and autumn period.

The funding announcement has been welcomed locally

This funding under the LPSS will assist commercial venues, producers and promoters to plan live performances across the county over the summer months.

This scheme is part of a €50 million suite of measures to support the live entertainment sector.

“The scheme was developed in consultation with the sector, the main objective of this scheme is to provide significant employment and wellbeing opportunities across the live entertainment sector and will support the continued generation of high-quality artistic output for the general public,” said Fine Gael TD Michael Ring.

“I know this funding will assist in the employment of performers, artists, technicians, creative and performance support staff across the sector, bringing much-needed employment to many who have not had work for many months. It will be great to be able to look forward to some fabulous artistic and musical output for which our county is well known. Equally important, it will be enjoyed by so many who have missed live music,” added party colleague, Deputy Alan Dillon

The successful Mayo applications were:

Raymar Ltd, Westport Woods Hotel, €26,446, Local music performances

Fergal Murphy, FOM Productions Limited, €42,314, Irish music, song and dance show for live audience and streaming.

Mulroy Bar and Leisure Ltd, Garbo’s Venue and Hogs Heaven Bar, Castlebar, €42,314, Outdoor and streamed live music and comedy events featuring Irish performers.

McWilliam Park Hospitality Ltd., Claremorris, €52,892, Showcase of country music through the summer

Storm Films Ltd., €58,181, Waking Wonders is a feminist-centred Irish Trad Arts stage show that celebrates the rite of the Irish Wake and other Celtic/Pagan/Catholic feminine icons form Lughnasdh to Mary Magdalene.

MEPC Music Limited, €100,495, Michael English & his Band tour in various hotels/theatres around Ireland.

Audrey Noone, A & G Music Production & Event Management, €126,941, A number of performances with Cover band Ireland.

TF Productions Ltd., €146,458, “Songs For Ireland” Concerts live from Glór Ennis & Bord Gáis Energy Theatre with Tommy Fleming and full band also Tommy’s Tavern Tunes.

NIBIRU Leisure Limited, The TF Royal Theatre, Castlebar, €159,536, A Wild Atlantic Cultural journey, themed through music, dance and literary arts of Connacht, the Gaeltacht and its Islands.

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