Belfast TradFest - Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music
27th July - 2nd August 2019


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Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music

The team of international tutors is made up of master performers with proven track records as teachers and educationalists. The primary means of teaching and learning is ‘by ear’ with an emphasis in the less experienced classes of assisting pupils to develop oral/aural skills in addition to instrumental competency and developing core repertoire. There is a maximum of 15 students per class.


Bursary Sponsorship

Bursary Sponsorship

from 100.00

Belfast TradFest are reaching out to individuals and organisations who may be interested in sponsoring a bursary place for young musicians to attend this year’s Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music which will take place in Ulster University between 29th July – 2nd August 2019. 

The bursary secures a place for a young musician to attend and experience a week-long intensive and immersive summertime learning course of traditional music, song and dance.  

Beneficiaries of bursaries will attend over five days and course includes:

  • Three -hour long Music Masterclass in their chosen instrument, taught by world-class traditional musicians.

  • Access to a programme of afternoon events, demonstrations, talks and workshops in traditional music technique, history and other aspects of traditional music that are generally unavailable outside of higher education programmes.

  • The opportunity to play alongside top class traditional musicians in daily learner’s slow session which will enhance their musical skills.

  • Access to full programme of open sessions alongside the best trad musicians in the world

  • Performance opportunity at an end of Summer School concert in St. Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast.

The cost to sponsor a bursary place is;

  • £100 for one student. 

  • £190 for two students

  • £400 for five students

 Benefit to sponsor;

  • 2 Complimentary Tickets to any of our concerts (Which you may use as online competition prizes to promote your organisation)

  • Social Media posts outlining Sponsorship and promoting your business/organization

  • Press & Marketing photo opportunities with students.

Number of Bursaries:
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