Tionscadal na nAmhrán Ealaíne Gaeilge/ Irish Language Art Song Project

In 2018, Bliain na Gaeilge/Year of Irish, in a desire to make a significant contribution to the canon of Irish language art song and to enliven interaction between classical composers and Irish language poets, Dáirine Ní Mheadhra commissioned fifty new art songs, set exclusively to Irish language texts, from Irish and International composers. All fifty songs are being recorded, and by November 2019 the song recordings and music scores (which include a pronunciation guide), will be available to download, at no cost, from a dedicated website generously hosted by the Irish Contemporary Music Centre. This will allow any singer worldwide the possibility of singing an art song in Irish. The Arts Council of Ireland provided funding for this project.