A big thank you to everyone who made it to the launch on Wednesday. Presenter/Producer Peter Browne from RTÉ Radio One ‘The Rolling Wave’ was there to capture the event and it will air this Sun Dec 4th, 9pm-10pm. Listen in to hear more about the link up between Blas and Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy. This programme and many others can also be found on the Rolling Wave page on the RTÉ Radio One website. http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-rolling-wave/
With our exciting launch taking place tomorrow, we feel this is the best time to announce a few changes in the summer school. As most are aware, Ernestine Healy has stepped down as director this year. Blas would like to thank Ernestine for her many years of dedication and hard work. Always so poised in everything she did, Ernestine made the job look effortless and her friendly presence will be missed around the school. We wish her every success in her new musical ventures and look forward to coaxing her back again this summer for a few tunes. Blas is now pleased to welcome Pamela Cotter into the role of director. We know she will continue to have the support of the wonderful Irish World Academy team and look forward to all Blas 2017 has in store! Please join us for the launch of the Willie Clancy initiative tomorrow in the Irish World Academy (5pm in foyer). Refreshments will be provided.