– Scholarships for 2023 –
Half-scholarships to Meitheal 2023 (value €385) are available to prizewinners in the following categories at last year’s 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
A half-scholarship to Meitheal will also be awarded to a concertina player chosen at the Consairtín weekend in Ennis.
– Composition Scholarships –
Bhuaigh roinnt ceoltóirí scoláireachtaí ag Meitheal 2023:
Comhghairdeas leis an bhfidléir Jack Dilleen. Bronnadh scoláireacht go Meitheal 2023 air (luach 770eur) for excellence in Composition.
Aisling Moroney and John Munday. Bronnadh leath-scoláireachtaí go Meitheal 2023 orthu (luach 385eur) for excellence in Composition.
Bhuaigh Sorcha Hennessy agus John Elwood dhá scoláireacht i gcomhair chúrsa Samhraidh i gColáiste Gaeltachta Ghael Linn i 2023 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 2024 is worth €770!
In 2022, 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.
As in 2019, Cork ETB School of Music will support some of its own students to attend Meitheal by means of partial scholarships in 2023.
Bursaries to summer schools such as Meitheal is a progressive initiative which may well be adopted more frequently in time to come by other 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.