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The Liam O’Flynn Award - Closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 16 January 2020

The deadline for The Liam O’Flynn Award is Thursday 16 January, 2020 at 5.30pm. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday 10 December 2019.

The Liam O’Flynn Award is a joint initiative of the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the National Concert Hall/An Ceoláras Náisiúnta as part of its partnership for the promotion, appreciation and enjoyment of traditional arts, which includes the Tradition Now festival of traditional music.


The purpose of the Liam O’Flynn Award is to provide a traditional artist with a period of artistic reflection, inspiration and creation in residence in the National Concert Hall and to enhance appreciation, knowledge and enjoyment of the traditional arts across the rich milieu of the National Concert Hall.


The Liam O’Flynn Award will allow artists the chance to work with a wide range of artistic collaborators in a supportive and professional environment where they will be positioned alongside high-performing artists from other genres and where there is high expectation of creative outputs.


  • An award of 15,000 Euro will be offered to one artist to create new work at the NCH
  • The work(s) may be programmed as part of Tradition Now 2020
  • The award will support new ways of conceiving music
  • The successful artist will be located at the NCH and the award will support collaborations with the other resident musicians at NCH (e.g. Crash Ensemble, RTÉ NSO, Chamber Choir Ireland)
  • The successful artist will have full access to the Liam O’Flynn Collection, which has been donated to the Irish Traditional Music Archive. This collection consists of private recordings, rehearsal recordings, publications, compositions, notes, correspondence, poetry and assorted ephemera.

Award Guidelines for these awards will be published on the available fundingsection on our website.

Please note

Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s online services website. Applicants must be registered with the online services site prior to making an application. It is recommended that applicants allow five working days for registration prior to making an application.