Limerick City and County Council and the family of Dolores O’Riordan are pleased to announce the establishment of a Music Bursary in memory of the Cranberries singer. Dolores O’Riordan died suddenly in London on 15 January 2018, sending waves of sadness across Limerick and around the world.
Limerick City and County Council has been in regular contact with Dolores’ mother Eileen and her family to discuss ways that Limerick can remember and commemorate the global superstar.
Following discussions with her family, it has been agreed that The Dolores O’Riordan Music Bursary will be established to support a Limerick professional musician to develop their career.
The Dolores O’Riordan Music Bursary Award scheme is to support Limerick-based professional musicians to develop their artistic practice such as:
- Costs relating to the production of a specific body of new artistic work - development of new work for performance, presentation or recording
- Costs relating to improving your knowledge - research or short-term courses in Ireland or a structured mentoring relationship
- Costs relating to improving your professional capacity - such as website development, or documentation
- Other - or any purpose that contributes to the removal of existing barriers to an artist’s development
Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Sheahan said: “Dolores has left a wonderful legacy, through her family and through her music. She understood the hard work required in being a musician, and we hope that this bursary will help a Limerick-based professional musician move to the next step.”
“Limerick City and County Council has always followed the wishes of Dolores’ mother Eileen and her family as to how best to remember Dolores. We will continue to look at other ways to honour the global superstar in the longer term, but at the moment we are respecting the family’s wishes by announcing this Music Bursary.”
Speaking about the Bursary, Eileen O’Riordan said: “I am delighted that Limerick is honouring Dolores in this way and in particular in such an imaginative way. It’s my hope that the Dolores O’Riordan Music Bursary will allow a musician to follow their dreams”.
Click here for more information and application forms.
Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 31st October 2019.