Date: Monday, 24 June 2024 - Friday, 5 July 2024
Location: Irish World Academy

Now in its 28th year and co-directed by Dr Conor Caldwell and Dr Breandán de Gallaí, 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 musicians and dancers.

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, evening concerts, nightly sessions, céilithe, field trips, and above all, the unique opportunity to share tunes with some of Ireland’s leading traditional musicians. The Blas 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:

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