The Arts Council has introduced a new 'begging' system to help allocate funding for the traditional Irish arts in an effort to cope with a deluge of applications.
Every year there has been an increase in applications to the Arts Council for funding for festivals, concerts and recordings, leading to delays in the assessing of applications. However, with this new 'begging' system, they hope to cut the asses...
A female traditional musician tasked with leading a children's session at a local festival has said that she had no idea how unrewarding the whole experience would be.
The kids' session took place a family friendly pub/restaurant during the afternoon, allowing annoying parents to bring their stupid families along for the day. The woman leading the session described the experience as 2 hours that she will never get back.