Broadening our music vision
While Tuar Ard has attracted to date well known singers like Francis Black, Ronnie Drew, The Vard Sisters, Regina Nathan, Tommy Fleming, Liam Lawton, Morgan Crowley, Don Baker, The 3-Tenors, The Furey Brothers, Peter Corey, Brian Kennedy, Christy Hennessey, Dermott O’Brien.
The music scene is still under scrutiny to be further expressed in Tuar Ard and while in the past, artists performed on a fee basis they are now more aware of the attractiveness of the centre and are prepared to perform on a rental basis.
For this reason future programmes should include more variety in music catering for all age-groups.
In this regard we are anxious to source folk groups, ballad groups, jazz, comhaltas groups and hopefully the upcoming “fleadh” will be an opportunity to give such groups an appreciation of the venue.
The return of music network is an ambition of management so as to encourage different forms of professional music and hopefully attract larger audiences than has been the case heretofore.
it is envisaged to organise workshops on professional music with the assistance of music network and in that way hopefully arouse a greater appreciation of such music.
it is also envisaged to provide music workshops for young people in all kinds of music.