Wednesday, 13th June 2012
Waterford County Council's Arts Office is pleased to announce the winners of bursaries to attend this year's Blas International Summer School for Irish Traditional Music and Dance from June 25th to July 6th 2012.
Co. Arts Officer, Margaret Organ said 'As this year the Munster Fleadh Cheoil is being held in Dungarvan , we wanted to mark it in some way with support for our traditional arts practitioners and we decided to offer the opportunity to four practitioners to attend'.
This internationally accredited summer school hosted annually by the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance and set on the magnificent campus at the University of Limerick is now in it's 16th year. The value of the bursary covers tuition, including lectures, workshops, assessment and attendance at all concerts. The countywide arts programme is supported by the Arts Council.
The 2012 recipients with their primary area of interest are Aoife Fahey, Dungarvan/ Flute, Marian Clancy, Stradbally/Flute, Nicole Lonergan, Ballinamult/Dance and Stephen Mooney, Cappoquin/ Accordion.
Director of Blas, Ernestine Healy welcomed the ongoing support which Waterford County Council has given to this scheme over the years and looks forward to continuing the relationship.
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