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Mary Immaculate College scholarship strikes a €42,000 chord

MARY Immaculate College (MIC) is taking the development of music education to a new level. The college will host the inaugural Music Generation Limerick City PhD Scholarship, to the value of €42,000 over a three-year period, representing the first doctoral research-study into any such programme in the country.

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Street festival set to scale new heights

THIS year’s Ennis Street Festival will reach new heights as it welcomes a spectacular aerial show to its line-up. Ennis Street Festival, running from July 5 to 7, will showcase a variety of events, which under this year’s theme will encourage visitors to Let’s Explore.Two aerial shows with community participation will be the main attraction when Fidget Feet will perform an aerial show launching from a 40m high crane at Abbey Street Car Park. These shows will be held at 3pm and 11pm on Sunday, July 7.The aerial performance group will also provide a creative opportunity to both professional artists and to the public to get involved through drumming and performance workshops. A packed line-up of events was announced at the launch on Saturday and full details are available locally and from Glór in Ennis.  This year’s visual art project will follow the Let’s Explore theme and artists will showcase works based on folklore and enchantment. A unique visual experience …

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Emer sets her focus on the Fringe

Ennis singer-songwriter Emer O’Flaherty embarks on an exciting summer schedule from this Friday as she brings her new show Life in 3 Words to audiences in North Clare, Glór and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Kicking off at the Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon at 8pm, she will perform her own songs following a set by oboe player Etain McCooey, violinist Karen Kelly and low -whistle maker and guitarist, Ian Lambe. It will be Emer’s first time performing at the Fringe Festival and explains how her body of work came about, ultimately leading to her netting the slot at the Scottish arts festival. “It was a snowball effect and who I have to thank for it are the Ginger Jam sessions in Brandon’s. They gave me 20 minutes last September to do a set and I said, ‘listen I’d love to do one song’, I had a few written but I said I’d let one out to the public first and they …

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