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Scoláireachtaí Ashling Murphy



Scoláireachtaí Ashling Murphy


Comhaltas is a large organisation involved in the preservation and promotion of traditional

Irish arts, which was established in 1951. Comhaltas has 430 branches in 21 countries, 32

County Boards in Ireland, 4 Regional Boards in Britain, 6 Regional Boards in the United

States of America and Canada, 4 Provincial Councils in Ireland, 1 in Britain and 1 in North

America

Comhaltas educational programmes educate develop and inspire students to achieve their

full musical potential and provide them with the skills for enjoyment of music, song, dance

and language. Students explore the realms of expression and imagination in performance

and creativity. The mission of Comhaltas continues to enhance music education and to

provide a pathway for further lifelong learning while preserving and promoting cultural

identity.

With this in mind, Comhaltas has established three scholarships to recognise and remember

the talent and legacy of the late Ashling Murphy. Ashling was a primary school teacher,

Comhaltas music teacher and performer. With her work in education and performance we

find it fitting to create scholarships in her memory as outlined below.

1. The 1st Ashling Scholarship will primarily focus on the community. The scholarship is

to support individual artists working to develop participation and practice in

traditional arts, including collaborative, community and socially engaged arts

practices. Development of current Comhaltas community structures should be

explored and working on tangible and beneficial outcomes for the traditional arts in

the community. The delivery of this scholarship will be developed by

practical/recorded performances in the community. Value - €2000, €1000 when

scholarship is awarded and €1000 upon completion . The timeframe for completion

and or implementation of the project is July 1st 2024 with launch of project at Fleadh

Cheoil na hÉireann 2024. The proposal must have a timeline for completion within

the year and budget to show feasibility.

2. The 2nd Ashling Scholarship will focus on young people, children, and their music

education. This scholarship supports individual artists working with, and producing

work for, children and young people across the Irish traditional arts. The purpose of

this scholarship is to support artists to develop their art practice and to encourage

young people and children be more confident in their own ability. Delivery of this

project can be through development of new programmes of music education for

children and young people. Value - €2000, €1000 when scholarship is awarded and

€1000 upon completion. The timeframe for completion and or implementation of

the project is July 20th 2024 with Launch of project at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann

2024. The proposal must have a timeline for completion within the year and budget

to show feasibility.


3. The 3rd Ashling Scholarship will be research based. Research should be based on an

area in the Irish traditional arts and also considering music education. Value - €2000,

€1000 when scholarship is awarded and €1000 upon completion. The timeframe for

completion and or implementation of the project is July 20th 2024 with Launch of

project at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2024. The proposal must have a timeline for

completion within the year and budget to show feasibility.

Submissions and details of the proposed project should to be sent to majella@comhaltas.ie

before 5pm on 14th July 2023. Submissions should include name, contact information, short

bio of the applicant and a brief outline of the project and which scholarship you are applying

for. A selection committee will then assess all submissions. Submissions can be made in

both English and Irish. Scholarships will be given at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Mullingar.

For further information please email majella@comhaltas.ie

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