MISP Recording Grant awarded for trio album

Fantastic news – I have been awarded the MISP Recording Grant! Very chuffed about this. 😊

This will support me to make an album next year with the Aengus Hackett Trio, with some of my favourite musicians; Matthew Jacobson and Derek Whyte.

Huge thanks to First Music Contact and Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

About MISP:

The Music Industry Stimulus Package involves three funding schemes, designed to help sustain the popular and commercial music sector, across all music genres including rock, pop, hip hop, indie, jazz, country & western, traditional and folk.

Under this package, a fund of €1,700,000 is being put in place to stimulate areas of work which artists would usually fund with income from own sources, including live event fees.

The music stimulus schemes are targeted at professional musicians and their teams and will support song writing camps, recording and album releases. 

The aim is to ensure that Irish musicians, engineers, PR, media, agents, labels and publishers can continue to develop and share their work in the context of COVID restrictions.

The Music Industry Stimulus Package schemes are managed on behalf of the Department by First Music Contact and are subject to expert panel assessment.


One thought on “MISP Recording Grant awarded for trio album

  1. Hello Aengus, I am on your mailing list as I went to the Blackgate with Margaret Hogan one of the Saturday nights back in the day !! Margaret used to attend my Dance for Over 50`s class and we got to know each other that way. I am contacting you as I need a musician/composer re a contemporary dance piece that I am working on with 3 male dancers. We are due to rehearse in THT studio 6th to 9th April and I will be making an application to Arts Council re Project funding that would allow me to develop the piece as a film as well as a live performance. Themes of the *” texture of connection, threads of meaning , memory and presence in the space shared by 3 men with origins outside of ireland but living here now”. I would like to have a chat on zoom or whatsapp video. Could we do that and can you suggest a few times that would suit you ?*

    *kind regards,* *Trish Glynn*


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