Trad Arts Consultant

Liz has worked and continues to work as a consultant and advisor within the traditional arts sector and has conducted various pieces of research for national and European bodies. She has recently been appointed to the Expert Advisory Committee of Culture Ireland.

From 2005-2008 she was Traditional Arts Consultant with the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon. Liz was responsible for securing significant funding, developing funding opportunities (e.g. establishing the Deis scheme) and working towards establishing parity of esteem for the traditional arts.

She also works in an advisory capacity with various festivals and events and serves on a number of boards and awards panels including International Council for Traditional Music (Ireland) (Chair, 2009-2012).

Festivals and events she has directed and co-directed include:

  • The North Atlantic Fiddle Convention (NAFCo) (Derry/Donegal 2012)
  • The Foyle Piping Festival (Derry, 2009)
  • Fiddlefest (Derry, 2007)
  • Ar Ais Arís traditional arts festival (Buncrana 2003-2005)
  • Crosbhealach an Cheoil/The Crossroads Conference (Dublin 1996, Derry 2003)
  • The Seán Ó Riada International Conference ‘The County Bounds’ (Cork, 1998)
  • Éisge na Laoi: Cape Breton Fiddle Music (Cork, 1993)