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Meitheal Summer School

Applications for Meitheal Summer School 2012 before March 16th!
July 16th – 20th, 2012

Meitheal 2012 will run from July 16th to 20th in Villiers School, Limerick. A stellar cohort of tutors is being lined-up, many of them from overseas. Reaction to Meitheal 2011 was extremely positive and many students highlight the Finale Concert, and the appearance at the National Concert Hall as being unforgettable experiences.

The line-up of tutors so far:
Zoe Conway – fiddle, Manus Maguire – fiddle, Gerry O’Connor – fiddle, Alan Doherty – flute, Christy Leahy – box, Cillian Doheny – banjo, Edel Fox – concertina, Tadhg Ó Meachair – piano accordeon, Fionnuala Rooney – harp, Ryan Murphy – pipes & flute.
Several of last year’s award winners have already played at the events for which they were selected. Jason McGuinness was awarded a place on the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann tour of Ireland. Meanwhile, Clara Mannion, Danny Collins, Rebecca McCarthy Kent and Gearoid Curtin are preparing for their festival gigs in the Spring. They have been chosen to appear at Corofin Trad Fest, Nyah Fest, and Sligo Feis Ceoil all in February/March. Details and pictures of these and other award winners are available at

Several scholarships to Meitheal are available, including to prize winners in several categories at Fleádh Ceoil na hÉireann.
This year, certain county councils are also offering bursaries to Meitheal which cover a sizeable proportion of the fees.

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

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