Blas International Summer School of Irish Traditional Music and Dance 2022
June 20, 2022 - July 1, 2022
Blas is now firmly established as one of Ireland’s most prestigious summer schools and has developed a reputation for its quality and innovation. The school provides students expertise of some of Ireland’s finest musicians, singers, and dancers, which in previous years has included Dónal Lunny, Paul Brady, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Zoe Conway, Siobhán Peoples, Martin Hayes, John Carty, Jim Higgins, Mel Mercier, Kevin Crawford, Matt Molloy, Louise Mulcahy, Niall Keegan, Ryan Molloy, Michelle Mulcahy, Nóirín Ní Riain, Karan Casey, Sandra Joyce, Colin Dunne, and Ciara Sexton to name but a few. In addition to expert tuition and masterclasses, the two-week programme includes a range of activities such as lectures and public seminars, Irish language classes, daily lunchtime concerts featuring Blas tutors, nightly sessions, evening concerts, céilithe, fieldtrips and above all, the unique opportunity to share tunes with some of Ireland’s leading traditional musicians.
The programme is also worth three academic credits or six ECTS credits towards an undergraduate degree, which 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 modular component of a university degree. Blas is now extending its offering to students by recognising and recommending a further week of insight into all aspects of Irish traditional music through participation in The Scope of Irish Traditional Music (Dúchas an Cheoil) at the Willie Clancy Summer School in Miltown Malbay Co.Clare in early July. More details on The Scope of Irish Traditional Music are available at: www.scoilsamhraidhwillieclancy.com
For further information on all aspects of the Blas Summer School, visit www.blas.ie or contact Blas Director Pamela Cotter by email (Pamela.Cotter@ul.ie).