Scholarships

– Scholarships for 2019 –

Half-scholarships to Meitheal 2019 (value €350) are available to prizewinners in the following categories at last year’s Fleádh 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 the overall best young musician at Mullahoran Trad Fest and to a concertina player chosen at the Consairtín weekend in Ennis.

– Composition Scholarships –

Eoin Turner (banjo) from Mallow, Co. Cork was awarded a full scholarship to Meitheal 2019 (value 700eur) for excellence in composition.

 Ryan Sheridan, (accordion) from Ballintogher, Co. Sligo,  Aidan Quigney (concertina) from Kilmore, Co. Clare and Jack Fitzpatrick (banjo) from Naas, Co. Kildare were all awarded half-scholarships to Meitheal 2019 (value 350eur) for excellence in composition.

 The above were awarded to students at Meitheal 2018. See Composition page.

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 2020 is worth €700!

In 2018, Limerick Arts Office also supported two applicants from that County who duly attended and enjoyed the experience. It is expected that the scheme will continue this year.

As in 2018, Cork ETB School of Music will support some of its own students to attend Meitheal by means of partial scholarships in 2019.

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.

School of Music will support some of its own students to attend Meitheal by means of partial scholarships in 2018.

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.