Dublin West TD and Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has said he is thrilled that the Blanchardstown Brass Band has been awarded more than €3,000 for new equipment.
“The Blanch Brass Band will receive €3,356 from the Government to purchase new equipment. I’m thrilled at this announcement as they’re a fantastic local band who have given so much back to the community,” Minister Varadkar said.
“They perform regularly in the Blanchardstown area at all sorts of events, and there’s a good chance that almost everyone locally has come across them in some form or another.”
The funding has been awarded through the Music Capital Scheme, supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and managed by Music Network.
The Government’s Creative Ireland programme, which aims to put culture and creativity at the heart of communities nationwide, contains a specific commitment to ensure that every child has access to tuition in music, drama, dance or coding. The Government is working closely with Music Network to deliver this extremely worthwhile initiative.