Good Turnout For Presentation On Musical Instrument Scheme

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Some of those who turned up at Tralee Library for an information session from Music Network.

THE cost of musical instruments can be a very real barrier to people who want to learn an instrument, be part of a group or develop their skill set in the art form, so Music Network who administer the national Music Capital Scheme, gave a presentation in Tralee Library last Thursday evening to a turnout of almost 30 people, all of whom had come to find out more about the scheme.

A Questions and Answer style information session developed where queries were dealt with in a practical way.

The session was organised by the Arts Service at Kerry County Council and delivered by Music Network.

“The Scheme is a great way of giving practical support to musicians, ensembles and organisations who work in music”, Sarah Cunningham stated.

Kate Kennelly, Arts Officer at Kerry County Council was also present and iterated that in welcoming Music Network “it is another example of the Creative Ireland Kerry programme working to enable creativity in the community and this is a very significant opportunity for communities in Kerry”.

Finding ways of supporting the learning and making of music is a key action also in the Kerry Music Education Partnership, between Kerry County Council and Kerry Education and Training Board.

There are two distinct awards under the Music Capital Scheme and funding is available to applicants who qualify for the purchase of musical instruments to both non-professional performing groups and to professional musicians.

A link to guidelines and applications for the Scheme can be found on

Interested applicants can contact Sarah Cunningham at Music Network on 01 4750224

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