Wexford artists are given the opportunity to have a professional recording experience thanks to bursaries

BY AMy Lewis

Published 23/07/2016 | 00:00

Sinead Fortune, Betty Furlong, Helen Delaney and Rebecca Warren. Back, Paul Dowling, Colleen Coughlan and Brendan Carthy.
Sinead Fortune, Betty Furlong, Helen Delaney and Rebecca Warren. Back, Paul Dowling, Colleen Coughlan and Brendan Carthy.
Wexford horse trainer Jim Bolger.

Bree native Colleen Coughlan and the all-female Stage Fright Acapella Group will be given the chance to make some music as the artists have just been awarded this year's Recording Development Bursaries.

As part of the Room to Record music technology programme initiated by Wexford County Council, the award aims to support emerging artists in the area of professional recording. The two winners will now have the opportunity to spend 12 hours recording their music at Orchard Recording Studio in Enniscorthy, following in the footsteps of previous winners Corner Boy.

Now in its fourth year running, the Development Bursaries received a larger number of applications than ever, according to Paul Dowling of Orchard Recording.

'We are delighted with the response we received from musicians in the Wexford area to this opportunity. We had an even larger number of applications this year, which shows us that the Wexford music scene is rich with up-and-coming talent, and is growing every year,' he said. 'The Recording Development Bursary has been devised to address the need for a greater understanding of professional recording practices or ways of working for emerging bands, artists and singers. If you are preparing to record an album, embarking on your first recording experience or looking to increase your skill set within a recording studio environment, these are the areas we will be looking at.'

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