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Meitheal 2010

Applications for Meitheal Summer School 2010 before March 12th!

Meitheal 2010 will run from July 19th to 23rd in Villiers School, Limerick.  A stellar cohort of tutors is being lined up, many of them from overseas and composer Tom Doorley will prepare the orchestral score.  Reaction to Meitheal 2009 was extremely positive and many students highlight the Finale Concert, and the appearance at the National Concert Hall as being unforgettable experiences.

Many of the award winners have already played at the events for which they were chosen.  Patricia McArdle and Daryl Dolan have performed at Ennis Trad Fest, Aoife Cunningham and the group Gealt have played the National Concert Hall.  Meanwhile, Aoife Ní Airgeáin, Aisling Hill, Aisling Douris and Annemarie Bell are preparing for their festival gigs in the Spring.  They have been chosen to appear at the Nyah festival in Cavan, the Kilfenora festival and also at the Corofin Trad fest, all in March.

The organisers of Meitheal 2010 are really delighted with the tutor line-up for this July.  The tutors are as follows:

Brian Finnegan – Armagh (flute & whistle)
Kieran Munnelly – (flute)
Karen Tweed – UK (Piano accordion)
Cora Smyth – Mayo (fiddle)
Oisin MacDiarmada – Sligo (fiddle)
Michelle Mulcahy – Limerick (harp)
Luke Daniels – U.K. (Accordeon)
Dessie Kelleher – Kerry (banjo)
Jack Talty – Clare (concertina)
Tom Doorley – Dublin (orchestra)

The prospect of consideration for a place on Comhaltas’ tour of Ireland later this year is a very exciting aspect of Meitheal for students – as are the other opportunities such as a radio programme, compositon scholarships, solo and group performances at numerous festivals including the World Fleadh and appearances at the Millenium Theatre, Limerick and the National Concert Hall, Dublin.

Information and application forms from
Garry Shannon, Ruan, Co. Clare 087 6704465 or email

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