Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (384)

Seamus Kirk


384. Deputy Seamus Kirk asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the current strategy in the protection and promotion of national Irish music; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30526/13]

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Written answers (Question to Arts)

I assume that the Deputy is referring to Irish traditional music in his question.

Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Éireann and the Arts Council are two organisations that play significant roles in the protection and promotion of Irish traditional music. Both organisations receive funding from my Department to carry these roles but are independent from my Department in the operation of their schemes and initiatives.

Details are available on their respective websites:-

Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Éireann - www.comhaltas.ie

The Arts Council – www.artscouncil.ie.