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June 24th – July 5th, 2013,

The Blas Summer School of Irish Traditional Music and Dance returns to the Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick for the 17th successive year this June 24th until July 5th.
Blas is now firmly established as one of Ireland’s most prestigious summer schools, drawing students from all over the world to spend two weeks gaining access to the finest Irish musicians, singers and dancers.

The summer school combines the familiar concept of master classes as found in many summer schools, but with small class sizes and the unparalleled level of student interaction with tutors that this can offer.
Apart from tuition and master classes, Blas students can expect a whole range of activities including lectures on Irish Traditional music topics, field–trips, Irish Language Classes, lunchtime and evening concerts, céilís, and above all, the opportunity to share tunes with some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians.

The Blas programme has ample content and contact hours that it can be accredited with 3 Academic credits or 6 ECTS credits towards an international degree.
This makes Blas unique within the world of traditional music summer schools in that the study of Irish traditional music, song and dance can count as a percentage towards a university degree education.

Further information on Blas 2013 (updates on tutors, scholarships, concerts, seminars and performances) are available from the website ( or by contacting Ernestine Healy, Director, Blas Summer School of Irish Traditional Music and Dance, Irish World Academy, University of Limerick.
Email: or Tel: 061 202653.

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