Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Mid-Atlantic Region

Congratulations, Mike Rafferty! by midatlanticcce
May 12, 2010, 6:09 pm
Filed under: General Announcement, New Jersey, New York, Rafferty-Madden Branch

A hearty congratulations goes out to Mike Rafferty on his being awarded a National Heritage Fellowship.  According to the National Endowment for the Arts, “these fellowships are intended to recognize the recipients’ artistic excellence and support their continuing contributions to our nation’s traditional arts heritage.”

The National Heritage Fellowship is the highest honor the United States government bestows upon our traditional artists, and they are a very, very big deal.  This is not only a big deal for Mike Rafferty and his family, but for Irish music in this country.  We should all be very, very proud.

Good on you, Mike!


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