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Sound and Vision awards

sound-and-visionCCR has just been awarded Sound and Vision funding for seven projects. The station continues to develop its creative output and the success in this round of Sound and Vision reflects the ambitions of the entire CCR team.

The following projects received funding:

  • Airplay –  A series of plays written by station volunteers during a creative writing workshop run by John Corless. In their assessment of the project the BAI said it was “an interesting project and an excellent example of the ethos of community broadcasting” and that “Drama written from within the community to which it is broadcast is a fairly fresh concept”. Well done to Roderick Maguire,Tracy Gaughan, Michael Goulding, Kathy Burke, Tommy O’Connor and John Corless.
  • John Corless will also be producing four additional plays that he wrote: Postcard, Cool Together and Number Crunchers. The BAI said that “The scripts are well written and engaging”.

We also received approval for three documentaries:

  • ‘The Murder of Fr. Walter Jordan’ by Roderick Maguire of which the BAI said “This programme promises to be an interesting exploration of an apparently forgotten incident in local and national history”.
  • ‘Welcoming the Summer’ by Lorraine Murphy, “a well-written, detailed proposal” according to the BAI assessment team. The programme looks at folk traditions and customs associated with the month of May. Bonfires, May poles, songs, stories, altars, costumes, flowers, fire and fairies are all traditions commonly associated with the month of May, or Bealtaine.
  • ‘Wild Foods of Mayo’ by Cleo de Vito will introduce audiences to the advantages of foraging, and reintroduce foraging to a society which has relegated this practice to the past. The BAI panel said “This programme promises to be a lively and interesting exploration of a re-emerging practice”.

Congratulations to all involved and we can now all look forward to a very busy and creative few months!