– Scholarships for 2024 –

Half-scholarships to Meitheal 2024 (value €395) are available to prizewinners in the following categories at 2023 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.  These are:

 ・1st, 2nd and 3rd in Harp 12-15 and 15-18

・1st & 2nd in Uilleann Pipes 15-18 only

・1st & 2nd in Flute 15-18 only

・1st & 2nd in Button accordion 15-18 only

・1st in Fiddle 15-18 only

・1st in concertina 15-18 only

・1st in banjo 15-18 only

– Composition Scholarships –

Bhuaigh roinnt ceoltóirí scoláireachtaí ag Meitheal 2023:

Comhghairdeas leis an bhfidléir Alice Bradley.  Bronnadh scoláireacht go Meitheal 2024 uirthi (luach 790eur) for excellence in Composition.

Éabha Ní Mhurchú and Ailish Moran.  Bronnadh leath-scoláireachtaí go Meitheal 2024 orthu (luach 395eur) for excellence in Composition.

Bhuaigh Ciara Fitzharris agus Iarlaith MacArtáin dhá scoláireacht i gcomhair cúrsa Samhraidh i gColáiste Gaeltachta Ghael Linn i 2024 de dheasca líofacht a gcuid Ghaeilge.

N.B. We will continue with the composition scholarships this year, so get working on your tunes and have them ready in July. Remember a full scholarship to Meitheal 2025 is worth €790!

In 2023, Limerick Arts Office supported a number of applicants from that County who duly attended and enjoyed the experience. It is expected that the scheme will continue this year.

In the past, Cork ETB School of Music supported some of its own students to attend Meitheal by means of partial scholarships and, so if you are with them, or any other such music education body, an approach might pay dividend!

Bursaries to summer schools such as Meitheal is a progressive initiative which may well be adopted more frequently in time to come by bodies such as County Arts offices who wish to promote excellence in trad performance in their areas. Interested candidates should contact their local Co. Council Arts Office and make a pitch for a bursary.