The aim of the Musicians-in-Residence Scheme is to provide opportunities to develop and showcase new work which may be compositional and/or performance focused i.e. to create new material and/or to develop a new artistic collaboration. The Scheme is jointly funded by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Arts Council, and is managed by Music Network. It was established in 2015.
The 2021 Musicians-in-Residence were traditional flute player Iarlaith Mac Gabhann, Trumpeter Darren Cornish Moore, and pianist, vocalist, producer and composer Ruth O’Mahony-Brady. Previous Residencies have included chamber group Ikigai, composer and guitarist Dave Flynn, the Tommy Halferty Trio, percussionist and composer Éamonn Cagney, improvising pianist and composer Izumi Kimura, composer, sound designer and multi-instrumentalist Lara Gallagher, vocalist and songwriter Susan McKeown, pianist and composer Conor Linehan, sound artist and composer Craig Cox.