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Applications for Celtic College accepted until July 1

Applications for Celtic College accepted until July 1

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Some of the participants of the 2014 Celtic College. (Contributed photos)

GODERICH — The Celtic College, a week-long music, dance, and art educational event sponsored by the Celtic Roots Festival, is accepting applications for the Celtic College Youth Scholarship for students aged 13 to 25.

The Celtic Roots Festival has a mandate to promote the artistic heritage of the Celtic nations, immigrants of which form a strong historic background to Huron County. The music, dance, song, stories, and craft art of Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales, and the new traditions, which have developed in Canada, USA, and other nations around the world, are performed and celebrated at the Celtic Roots Festival, and taught to students of all levels and ages at the Celtic College.

In 2015, the Celtic College is bringing over 100 teachers to the area who will be presenting classes on everything from Maritime Fiddle Tunes to Social and Square Dancing to Rug Hooking to Newfoundland Songs to Piano Chording to Tin Whistle.

Youth aged 13 to 25 may apply for a scholarship covering the entire cost of tuition to the Celtic College by writing a letter of no more than 500 words to the committee outlining their musical or artistic background, why they would like to attend the Celtic College, and how the Celtic College will help preserve musical and artistic culture both for themselves and for the wider world. Letters may be submitted to the attention of the Celtic College Scholarship Committee to festival@celticfestival.ca, or mailed to Box 171, Goderich ON, N7A 3Z2.

Applications must be received by July 1; applicants will be notified of the status of their application no later than July 8.

Scholarships cover the cost of Celtic College tuition; unfortunately accommodation or travel fees cannot be covered. Successful scholarship winners will be invited to perform as part of a special showcase at the Celtic Roots Festival on the weekend of August 7 to 9.

More information about the scholarship, or about the class offerings at the Celtic College, can be found at www.celticfestival.ca. The Celtic College runs August 3 to 6 at Goderich Public School followed by the Celtic Roots Festival on August 7 to 9 in Lions Harbour Park.

 

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From the Goderich Signal-Star, June 18, 2015