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Ruaille Buaille commissions 5 New Works for Children

“Lucan is a wonderfully diverse community, and it deserves a music festival that connects with and is relevant to the needs and interests of children. Ruaille Buaille is that festival, and its 2021 programme is emerging as one that is artistically rich, diverse, and inclusive. 

 For Ruaille Buaille 2021, five incredible musicians were commissioned to create new work to present to young audiences across Lucan at Ruaille Buaille 2021.  The musicians include those who have a wealth of experience and expertise working with/for young audiences, and also a number of emerging artists who have demonstrated a keen interest in developing work in this area.  The commissioned pieces represent a range of musical styles and genres, embrace cross-arts collaboration, are designed for a range of age groups, and can be performed in a variety of contexts.  It is so important to support musicians in this way, and it is vital that we continue to create new work for children that is of the highest quality - congratulations Ruallie Buaille on such an exciting and engaging initiative. “

Dr Thomas Johnston, specialist in Early Years Music Education

All 5 works have been commissioned by Ruaille Buaille, Lucan Children's Music Festival and funded by South Dublin County Council.  STILL HERE was commissioned for Ruaille Buaille and Cruinniú na nÓg South Dublin 2021 and funded by Cruinniú na nÓg and South Dublin County Council.

Incubation Award 2021 is seeking proposals!

Creative Ireland South Dublin seeks to support emerging ensembles/collectives and individual young creative practitioners, in any discipline to develop their practice and promote their presence as a creative voice in South Dublin County. This award is open to Creative Practitioners under 25 and living/residing in South Dublin County Council Administrative Area. The amount of the award is €5000. Priority will be given to projects completed in 2021. Deadline for proposals is Friday 16th July at 4:00pm. To apply, please click  Applications are only accepted through SDCC

If you have any queries, please contact Carla Fazio, Creative Ireland South Dublin Programme Manager at  

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