If you’re a professional or early career musician, there could be a gig for you in Kilkenny this September.
Kilkenny Arts Office and the Watergate Theatre are facilitating the programming of outdoor live performances across 24-26 September with support from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts Gaeltacht, Sports and Media.
With some €25m already distributed to live music venues around the country, additional funding had been made available to local authorities under the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme, to make these shows possible.
Dubbed September Sounds, the plan is to stage classical/jazz music at Woodstock Gardens, indie/rock/pop at Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre and trad/folk in Butler Gallery courtyard.
It is proposed that the concert series will be free but ticketed and limited in audience size as determined by Covid-19 guidelines. If deemed more appropriate, the concerts may be streamed.
Those interested in applying should be born or based in Kilkenny and be available across the weekend of 24-26 September. You must also be able to submit samples of your work. Fees will be provided in line with industry standards, while organisers cover the costs of everything else (staging, production, venue, marketing)
If you fall into those boxes, you should check out WatergateTheatre.com before 5pm on 11 August to apply. A decision on the lineups will be made by Wednesday 25 August.