By Dan Walsh
Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today announced details of 39 successful organisations in receipt of grant aid from the Non-Mainstream Music Education Bursary Scheme 2021.
Three County Wexford groups are included; Tuaisceart Loch Garman CCE, Craanford, and Kilmuckridge Monamolin CCE (each receives €2,000) and Kiltra School of Music, Wellingtonbridge (€1,000).
Minister Foley said; “These organisations, groups and individuals provide access to a variety of music education experiences for young people and children in the community outside of school and curriculum provision.
“Music is an important way for people to express themselves and show their creativity. It is vital that we provide these opportunities to our children and young people. Bursaries available under this scheme will help organisations get resources they need to continue working with children and young people in community settings,” concluded Minister Foley.
The announcement has been welcomed by Senator Malcolm Byrne who pointed out that “these groups are brilliant supporting young and emerging talent” and that the grants “though small, will help enormously.”