2017 Scholarship for Harpers
Somerset to award festival scholarships to Fleadh harp winners
For the ninth consecutive year, the Somerset Folk Harp Festival will award 4 festival scholarships to the winning participants in the harp competition at the Mid-Atlantic Region Fleadh Cheoil, being in held in Parsippany NJ, May 5-7. The competition is adjudicated by Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann. Somerset has more than 100 workshops in its 2017 program, including with notable Irish artists Gráinne Hambly and Michael Rooney. Scholarship winners from the 12-15 age category will get a seat in the Youth Harp Program that the festival has and winners in the 15-18 and senior age groups will be eligible to attend any of its 100+ workshops over the course of its four days. The winner of the under 12 competition will be awarded a Saturday festival admission. The prizes also include admission for the accompanying parent/guardian.
The Somerset Folk Harp Festival takes place July 20-23 at the Sheraton Parsippany, Parsippany NJ. See website: www.somersetharpfest.com for more details.