Comhaltas establishes three scholarships in memory of Ashling Murphy

Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Éireann has established three scholarships to recognise and remember the talent and legacy of the late Ashling Murphy who was horrifically murdered in January of this year. Ashling was a member of Ballyboy Comhaltas Branch and as well as competing in fleadhanna cheoil at county, provincial and all-Ireland levels was also a member of the Comhaltas National Folk Orchestra of Ireland.

The three scholarships – which are each worth €2,000 – will focus on different activities – relfecting the breadth of Ashlin’s own musical interests. The first will primarily focus on the community – with the aim of supporting individual artists working to develop participation and practice in traditional arts, including collaborative, community and socially engaged arts practices.

The second will focus on young people, children, and their music education. This scholarship aims to support individual artists working with, and producing work for, children and young people across the Irish traditional arts

The focus of the third scholarship will be on research – either on a specific area of the traditional arts or on music education.

Applications for the scholarships should be sent to majella@comhaltas.ie  no later than 5pm on Friday, July 15.

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