Warrenpoint-based Rinn Mhic Giolla Rua CCE has been awarded £6,000 as part of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Musical Instruments Programme. The award will allow the band to purchase new instruments, including uileann pipes and button accordions.
The grant awarded to Rinn Mhic Giolla Rua CCE is just one of sixty-nine awards made, worth a total investment of £494,000.
Thanks to capital investment from the Department for Communities, the scheme, set up to increase the quality of music making in Northern Ireland, offers grants to a range of professional and non-professional musicians and groups. Among those set to benefit are schools groups, community choirs, marching and brass bands and individual professional musicians.