Louth Contemporary Music Society receives funding for cross-border musical performances

The Louth Contemporary Music Society will receive funding of €3,750 as part of a series of grants to support cultural projects with significant cross-border elements.

The money will help stage a show to be held in Carlingford.

The performance will include cross-border traditional musicians performing Terry Riley’s iconic Work In C. The musicians will be mainly from Belfast, Antrim and Louth and led by Ciarán Ó Meachair

The project is cross-border in nature and will also allow the sharing of culture and music from different regions.

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, the Arts, the Gaeltacht, Sport and Media today announced the round of grants under the Northern Ireland Co-operation Scheme run by her department.

Minister Martin approved allocations amounting to €172,983 to support cultural projects with a strong cross-border component in the region.

Small stand-alone projects funded under the program aim to enhance, celebrate or commemorate the artistic, cultural, musical, film or heritage heritage of the island of Ireland on a North/South basis.

Applications were invited for projects that have helped to promote:

cooperation and joint initiatives between organizations and institutions on a North/South basis
cultural tourism on a North/South basis
providing cultural awareness programs on a North/South basis

Speaking today, Minister Martin said:

“I am pleased to announce the allocations under the Northern Ireland Cooperation Funding Scheme for 2022.

“After a long and difficult period of careful restraint, we can re-engage in the events and activities that have defined the calendar for many of us over the years.

“This program offers a platform for cultural exchange and joint projects of organizations on both sides of the border.

“This year’s allocations include funding for a wide variety of projects ranging from film, photography, music and dance to language and language projects.

“Best wishes to all involved in these events and I look forward to seeing the collaboration of organizations on both sides of the border benefit from the wide range of events over the coming months.”