Cash boost for Ir­ish bands

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

Gigo­nomics present plenty of dif­fi­cul­ties for Ir­ish bands seek­ing to haul their asses around the coun­try and play to the peo­ple.

While singer-song­writ­ers can sim­ply stick the gui­tar in the boot of the car and head off, bands face other prob­lems and costs.

Mu­sic Net­work’s per­for­mance and tour­ing bur­sary, then, may be just the ticket.

It’s in­tended to help Ir­ish and Ire­land-based mu­si­cians re­alise per­for­mance and tour­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

So far, 19 ap­pli­cants have re­ceived fund­ing from 2007’s fund, and Mu­sic Net­work want to hear from rock, pop and indie acts look­ing for a dig-out.

In­ter­ested par­ties should ap­ply on­line (www.mu­sic­net­work. ie/myc/cms/pages/de­vel­opm ent/mu­si­cian­s_opps.php) be­fore Oc­to­ber 8th.

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