Spink Comhaltas is delighted to have qualified for funding as part of Music Network’s Music Capital Scheme, funded by The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
Music Network is funded by The Arts Council.
The funding will go towards further development of Spink Comhaltas’ music instrument bank. This music instrument bank is designed to facilitate Spink Comhaltas junior musicians access to high quality instruments at an affordable price. Spink Comhaltas has developed its instrument bank over the last 5 years through significant internal fund raising as well as support from Music Network and Laois Partnership.
Spink Comhaltas’ music instrument bank is very comprehensive, with almost 50 instruments ranging from flutes, fiddles, accordions, concertinas, banjos, mandolins, bouzoukis, harps, uileann pipes, cellos, drums and pianos. Spink Comhaltas also has invested in high quality sound systems for concerts and other performances.
Welcoming the funding from Music Network, Paul Lynch, Chairman of Spink Comhaltas noted that the application process was very rigorous, requiring demonstration of Spink Comhaltas’ strong track record delivering music tuition to young musicians over many years.