Mayo County Council Arts Office has awarded its annual Music Recording Assistance Awards for 2013 to Vickers Vimy, a five-piece Mayo-based folk collective, and Ballyhaunis-based rock and electronic band, Race the Flux.
The €800 award will be used to assist recipients to record their music.
Mayo County Council’s Music Recording Assistance Award has shown once again the breadth and the quality of music making in the county.
This year the office received 19 applications for the award. The field included a fantastic cross section of genres, and the high standard made the selection very difficult work for the assessment panel.
The award was established to support the recording of original music by musicians living in the county and recipients receive up to €800 towards the costs of an original music recording.
The award is open to all forms of Music and applications are assessed by an independent and impartial panel of music industry professionals.
Pictured above: Vickers Vimy, a five-piece Mayo-based folk collective, one of the recipients of the Mayo County Council Arts Office Music Recording Assistance Awards for 2013.