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Ruaille Buaille commissions 5 New Works for Children

“Lucan is a wonderfully diverse community, and it deserves a music festival that connects with and is relevant to the needs and interests of children. Ruaille Buaille is that festival, and its 2021 programme is emerging as one that is artistically rich, diverse, and inclusive. 

 For Ruaille Buaille 2021, five incredible musicians were commissioned to create new work to present to young audiences across Lucan at Ruaille Buaille 2021.  The musicians include those who have a wealth of experience and expertise working with/for young audiences, and also a number of emerging artists who have demonstrated a keen interest in developing work in this area.  The commissioned pieces represent a range of musical styles and genres, embrace cross-arts collaboration, are designed for a range of age groups, and can be performed in a variety of contexts.  It is so important to support musicians in this way, and it is vital that we continue to create new work for children that is of the highest quality - congratulations Ruallie Buaille on such an exciting and engaging initiative. “

Dr Thomas Johnston, specialist in Early Years Music Education

All 5 works have been commissioned by Ruaille Buaille, Lucan Children's Music Festival and funded by South Dublin County Council.  STILL HERE was commissioned for Ruaille Buaille and Cruinniú na nÓg South Dublin 2021 and funded by Cruinniú na nÓg and South Dublin County Council.

District Centre Enhancement Programme Public Art Commissions

Stage 1 Open Call for Expressions of Interest Closing Date: Wednesday 26th May 2021

 South Dublin County Council is currently inviting artists to submit Stage 1 proposals for commissions in the District Centre Enhancement Programme at locations: Rosemount Shopping Centre (Rathfarnham) and Castletymon Centre (Tallaght). 

 South Dublin County Council would like to invite expressions of interest from artists with experience of community collaboration, for the commissioning of artworks that creatively explore public spaces. The outcomes of these public art commissions may take the form of Street Art, Art Installation or event. A willingness to enter into a working partnership with the community and key stakeholders in the process of creating the commission is a core consideration in this brief.

These commissions at Rosemount Shopping Centre (Rathfarnham) and Castletymon Centre (Tallaght) will be the first in the District Centre Enhancement Programme. Led by South Dublin County Council Roads Services, the programme will celebrate the importance of the District Centres and will involve ten commissions in total.

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An online briefing will be arranged for artists who are interested in the commission to meet with the Project Manager of the Scheme. There will be a Question and Answer session. This will take place on Monday April 26th at 11am. Email by Friday April 24th to attend.

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Closing Date for queries: Wednesday 19th May, at 4pm

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