JUNE, 2019

Trad Ireland/ Traid Éireann is delighted to announce John Carty as Trad Artist in Residence - SLIGO. The residency begins on 1 July 2019 and concludes on 28 June 2020.

This initiative is made possible through funding by The Arts Council Traditional Arts Project Award 2019, and is supported by Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo.

The residency is designed to facilitate the artistic and career development of a traditional artist, who will also positively engage with the County Sligo community through the traditional arts.

Further details of the residency project can be downloaded here



February 22, 2019

Trad Ireland/ Traid Éireann is delighted to announce the awarding of tender for 12-month research project to Co. Clare musician & researcher, Jack Talty. The 12-month project will examine the challenges, opportunities, and supports currently available to traditional arts practitioners in Ireland. Evaluation of applications was kindly assisted by Dr. Orfhlaith Ni Bhriain and funding provided by The Arts Council Project Award 2019. The quality of applications was of a very standard and Trad Ireland / Traid Éireann would like to sincerely thank all who engaged in the process.

Jack Talty

Jack Talty is a traditional concertina player, producer, and researcher from Lissycasey, Co. Clare. As a performer, Jack has toured extensively throughout Ireland, Europe, the United States, Asia, and Australia, and he as contributed to over 70 albums as a performer, producer, composers, arranger, and engineer. In 2011, he founded the record label, Raelach Records and in 2013, co-founded the award-winning Ensemble Ériu with schoolmate Neil Ó Loclainn. The ensemble’s latest recording Stargazer, an album of original music inspired by the work of Jack B. Yeats, was released by Diatribe Records in 2017. In 2011 Jack released Na Fir Bolg, a duet album with concertina player Cormac Begley, and in 2016 he released his début solo recording, In Flow. He also performs regularly with Dave Flynn’s Irish Memory Orchestra. Jack is a BMus and BA graduate of University College Cork, where he was awarded the Seán Ó Riada Memorial Prize and the Mary V. Hart Memorial Prize. His PhD research at the Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick explores the institutionalisation of Irish Traditional Music in Irish Higher Education. In October 2019 Jack was appointed Traditional Artist in Residence at University College Cork and he is currently working on an audio-visual installation project with photographer and filmmaker Maurice Gunning as Clare Arts Office Creators in Residence at the Irish Traditional Music Archive.