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Blas International Summer School of Irish Traditional Music & Dance

The Blas International Summer School of Irish Traditional Music and Dance returns to the Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick for the 22nd successive year this June 25th – July 6th. The summer school will be launched on Monday June 25th where students attending the course at the University’s Irish World Academy will benefit from the wisdom and tutelage of eminent figures of the Traditional World such as Kevin Crawford, Siobhán Peoples, John Carty, Jim Higgins, Colin Dunne, Lauren Smyth, and Karan Casey, to name but a few.

Blas has firmly established itself as one of Ireland’s most prestigious university accredited summer schools, drawing students from all over the world to spend two weeks gaining access to the expertise of some of Ireland’s finest artists. In addition to expert tuition and master classes, Blas students can expect a whole range of activities including lectures on Irish traditional music and dance topics, Irish language classes, lunchtime and evening concerts, sessions, céilithefield-trips and above all, the unique opportunity to share tunes with some of Ireland’s leading traditional musicians.

Following its launch, a range of public events will take place throughout the summer school, including: a number of public lectures, most notably the annual Francis Roche Memorial Lecture; a bi-lingual interview with a seminal performer and figure in the Irish music scene; and daily public concert events which have proved to be immensely popular in the past. 

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