Traditional Irish Music
Blas International Summer School of Irish Music and Dance has just kicked off and runs from June 25th through to July 6th. "Blas has a well developed ethos where access to the best of tuition from some of the most famous musicians, singers and dancers is combined with classes and lectures given by experts in the academic study of our traditions. This follows the overriding ethos of all Irish World Academy of Music and Dance endeavors, where performance and reflection are seen as equal of stature and mutually beneficial" This year is no exception and they have a fabulous line up of tutors that includes
Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, Dónal Lunny, Tom Doorley, Steve Cooney, John Carty and Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Tradconnect members Kevin Crawford and Garry Shannon on flute as well as dozens more of the best musicians in the business.
In addition to this they have a concert series comprising many of the above and more. Check out www.blas.ie
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