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A Message from Blas Co-Directors Dr Breandán de Gallaí and Dr Conor Caldwell.

As Co-Directors, we are delighted to be working together in leading the Blas International Summer School of Irish Traditional Music and Dance for its 28th edition in 2024.

This year, as ever, we look forward to providing a rich programme of performances and world-class tutelage from experts in the fields of Irish traditional music and dance. Our interests lie in the origins of tradition as well as the potential for contemporising Irish artistic practices, and we hope to exemplify those ideals through this year’s Blas.

We are excited to welcome our tutors and visiting students to our stunning campus on the banks of the river Shannon, in the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick.