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Mill Fest

Artist Name(s) Ian Archer, Peter Baxter & Chris Teusner
Artwork title Mill Fest
Context/Background Commissioned under Kerry County Council's Percent for Art Programme and managed by Ruairí Ó'Cuív, curator.


In what was one of the first rock music Per Cent for Art initiatives ever in Ireland, 27 students from Milltown ranging in age from 12 to 17 years, and three professional musicians (Peter Baxter and Chris Teusner, specialist music facilitators with Songschool, and Iain Archer, solo artist formerly with the band Snow Patrol) collaborated to produce a CD after an intensive eight day song writing session.


Press reviews included in the Kerryman Newspaper, Thursday, 19 May, 2005 and 

The Irish Times, Saturday, 21 May, 2005

Commission Type Local Authority
Commissioner Name Kerry County Council
Commissioning process Direct Commission
Project commission dates November 5, 2005 - May 20, 2005
Public Presentation dates May 20, 2005 - January 1, 1970
Artform Music
Funded By Kerry County Council
Percent for art Yes
Budget Range 10000 - 30000 euro
Project commission start date 05/11/2005
Project commission end date 20/05/2005
Location Milltown, Co. Kerry
County Kerry
Town Milltown
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Content contributor(s) Kate Kennelly
Relationship to project Arts Officer, Kerry County Council
Ruairí Ó'Cuív, curator
Public engagement

Pupils from Milltown Presentation Secondary School

Associated professionals / Specialists involved


Iain Archer, musican

Ruairí Ó'Cuív, curator