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Midlands Feis Ceoil to Hit all the Right Notes with Ireland’s Finest Young Musicians

Published: 13th April 2015

‘Midlands Feis Ceoil’ - A new Music Competition will attract many of Ireland’s finest young musicians to the Midlands in June 2015.

 With over 80 Individual competitions in the areas of Pianoforte, Strings, Wind & Brass and Vocal including overall Awards and Bursaries (€250 each) to the most promising Instrumentalist and Vocalist. The Midlands Feis Ceoil will be held in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath beginning on June 15th, closing with a Prizewinner’s Gala Concert on June 18th. Deadline for competition entry is May 8th at 5pm, to be made online at www.midlandsfeisceoil.com

Performers can expect to receive positive feedback from our highly respected and esteemed adjudicating panel. Our adjudicators will be: Pianoforte - Ms Thérèse Fahy, Strings - Mr Michael d’Arcy, Wind & Brass - Mr James Cavanagh, Vocal - Ms Virginia Kerr. All competitions are open to the public with daily tickets available at the door for €5 or a weekly pass for €15.

Mr Ryan McNeill, Director of Midlands Feis Ceoil - “The Midland Counties have a fantastic musical history and by offering this wonderful opportunity to young musicians, many locally based, we hope that the area will continue to to thrive musically into the future. We are very proud that Midlands Feis Ceoil offers the musical community in this area something it has been missing. We are delighted with the amount of positive feedback we have received already from many teachers and musicians within the area and further afield, and we look forward to welcoming them to Athlone in June. This festival helps to showcase our own very talented young musicians and I would encourage everyone with an interest in music to visit the Feis. I'd like to wish all competitors every success in their competitions and wish them the best of luck with their future musical goals”

Performers and supporters can keep up to date with this year’s Midlands Feis Ceoil through the official Facebook and Twitter feeds where you will find regular updates and posts.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/midlandsfeisceoil
Twitter: @MidlandsFeis #midlandsfeis

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