A ‘taste’ of Irish trad at UL

The Blas Summer School will take place at the Irish World Academy, at the University of Limerick               [Picture: Sean Curtin]
STUDENTS and professionals from all around global have hit the stages and classrooms of the University of Limerick to get a taste of Irish traditional song, music and dance, for the annual Blás Summer School.

STUDENTS and professionals from all around global have hit the stages and classrooms of the University of Limerick to get a taste of Irish traditional song, music and dance, for the annual Blás Summer School.

The famous two-week school, which kicked off this Tuesday, will see students from Ireland and abroad working with up to 18 well-known tutors.

Run by the university’s Irish World Academy (IWA), Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin said it is a great opportunity for students to attend this two-week programme, which reflects the “nature of the Irish World Academy”.

The summer school director Ernestine Healy said it was a “great networking process” for the students, who use the programme to facilitate their own degrees.

It’s also great education. They are learning from the finest of musicians, singers and dancers, and quite a number of academics as well,” she said at the launch of the 19th Blássummer school at the university.