Blas International Summer School of Irish Traditional Music and Dance is an internationally accredited summer school hosted annually by the Irish World Academy, University of Limerick, Ireland. In its 17th year, Blas 2013 will run from June 24th - July 5th.
Blas is firmly established as one of Ireland’s most prestigious summer schools, attracting students from around the world to spend two weeks gaining access from the expertise of some of Ireland’s finest traditional exponents.
Blas attracts musicians, singers and dancers who are already familiar with the Irish traditions and who want to extend their technique, repertoire and knowledge. It also attracts many performers from other genres who find it beneficial to study with the Blas Summer School as a form of induction into the Irish traditions before diving in at the deep end of the main traditional scene of endless sessions, ceilithe, fleadhanna and festivals.
Apart from tuition and master classes, Blas students can expect a whole range of activities including lectures on Irish Traditional music topics, field-trips, sessions, lunchtime and evening concerts & céilís. The programme has ample content and contact hours that it can be accredited with 3 Academic credits (6 ECTS) towards an international degree.
Phone: +353 61 202653
Irish World Academy Building, University of Limerick