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Meitheal 2014 – Apply by March 14th!

2014 will be the 11th edition Meitheal Summer School. It will run from July 21st to 25th in Villiers School, Limerick. (ie. Just after the Munster Fleádh). A stellar cohort of tutors is being lined– up. Reaction to Meitheal 2013 was extremely positive and many students highlight the Finale Concert, broadcast on Raidio na Gaeltachta and the Meitheal Orchestra show broadcast live from the Guildhall in Derry proved an unforgettable experience.

Many of the award winners have already played at the events for which they were chosen. The group Scéal Eile and soloists Fiachra Guihen and Clara Mannion starred in the National Concert Hall in August. Sadhbh O Brien and Diarmuid Faherty played on TG4 from the Guildhall in Derry. Conor Broderick spent a week on the trad music BA programme at UL. Cliona Halley has completed the CCE tour of Ireland. Meanwhile, Clare Faherty, Donagh McElligot, Cairenn Keegan, Olive O’ Mahoney and Sarah O Gorman are preparing for their up and coming 2014 festival gigs. They have been chosen to appear at the Nyah festival in Cavan, the Sligo Feis Ceoil, Féile Chnoc na Gaoithe and also at the Corofin Trad fest.

The Meitheal team are really delighted with the tutor line–up for next July. The full list of tutors was not available when going to print.  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 RnaG involvement, a scholarship to Blas, solo and group performances at numerous festivals as well as appearances at the Millennium Theatre, Limerick and more.

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

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