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Cash boost for Irish bands

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 …

Fri, Sep 21, 2007, 09:05

   

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 before October 8th.