Bursary award is music to the ears of promising acts

David Tucker

Singer songwriter, Alice Lynskey, Ferns.
Singer songwriter, Alice Lynskey, Ferns.

ORCHARD Recording in Enniscorthy, in partnership with the Arts Department of Wexford County Council, and the Arts Council have announced that 'Corner Boy' from Kilinick, and Alice Lynskey, from Ferns, are the two successful Wexford acts to receive the new 'Recording Development Bursary'.

ORCHARD Recording in Enniscorthy, in partnership with the Arts Department of Wexford County Council, and the Arts Council have announced that 'Corner Boy' from Kilinick, and Alice Lynskey, from Ferns, are the two successful Wexford acts to receive the new 'Recording Development Bursary'.

This award is part of the Room to Record music technology programme initiated by Wexford County Council in 2012 to enhance the opportunities available to Wexford's emerging musical talent.

Paul Dowling, Orchard Recording: 'We are delighted with the response we received from musicians in the Wexford area to this opportunity. We had a large number of applications, which shows us that the Wexford music scene is rich with up-and-coming talent.'

The Recording Development Bursary has been devised to address the need for a greater understanding of professional recording practices/ways of working for emerging bands/artists/singer-songwriters.

Eugene Campbell, from the Arts Department, said the council was delighted to extend the scope of the Room to Record project to now include bands and artists who are at the album-recording stage of their career.

'The Room to Record project is all about giving emerging creative musicians access to industry best practice. Offering this Recording Development Bursary feels like a natural progression to the three very successful week-long workshops for transition year students which we ran in 2012 and 2013,' he said.

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