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"Riches of Rice", the Rice College musicians and dancers who will be competing in the Final of the All-Ireland Schools Talent Search

Riches of Rice to showcase talents on TV3

MUSICIANS and dancers from Rice College in Ennis have made it to the finals of the All Ireland Schools Talent Search. Over 600 entries for this competition have been whittled down to the last ten, and “Riches of Rice” have made the final ten.
According to a spokesperson for the school, “It’s a huge achievement in our school and we are extremely excited about this wonderful achievement.”
The final takes place in the University of Limerick Concert Hall this Saturday. The twelve students, with their teachers, Ms Hanrahan and Ms Brooks have been diligently practising during the Easter holidays and are greatly looking forward to the final, which will be televised by TV3 and broadcast on Sunday May 4.
The only Clare entry in the final, the Riches of Rice team will represent County Clare in true Clare style, with beautiful arrangements of traditional tunes, slip-jig and reel, with sean-nós dancing and soft and hard shoe step dancing. It has been a long journey to get this far, with students competing on Sunday evenings throughout the month of March in Limerick as they progressed through the various heats.

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