Details announced for Newry Musical Feis 2013

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Monday, January 28th, 2013
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Planning for the eagerly anticipated 85th Newry Musical Feis is now at an advanced stage. Details are as follows: PART ONE: February 14th – 17th Irish Dance [Open]; in Newry Town Hall with adjudicator Nuala Dunne (Dublin). Timetable details for this section are available for download on PART TWO: April 8th – 12th Speech & Drama [Open]; in The Sean Hollywood Arts Centre with adjudicator Aideen Crowley-Dynan (Cork). April 9th – 13th Ballet & Theatre Dance; in Newry Town Hall with adjudicator Laura Symonds (London) April 15th – 20th Music (including Irish Singing in the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre on April 15th); the Music classes take place in The Sean Hollywood Arts Centre from 16th – 19th and in the Town Hall from April 15th – 20th. The adjudicators are: Gill Johnston (Harpenden); Jeffrey Wynn Davies (Manchester); Theo Saunders (Armagh) (Organ Classes); Roisin White (Irish Singing). April 14th – Irish Traditional Music classes are taking place in two venues within the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre.  Adjudicator details will be announced later. April 22nd – 26th Speech & Drama [Schools]; in Newry Town Hall and the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre with adjudicators Patricia Mulligan (Banbridge) and Timothy McCarthy (Cork) April 27th – 29th Irish Dance [Confined] takes place in Newry Town Hall; adjudicator details to be announced later. CLOSING DATES FOR ENTRIES: Those hoping to take part in the 2013 Feis should note the following closing dates for entries: Ballet & Theatre Dance, 2nd February; Speech & Drama [Open], 11th February; Speech & Drama [Schools], 11th February; Traditional Irish Music, 16th February; Music, 23rd February. Teachers may wish to register on the Feis website and use the online entry and payment facilities that are available to them there. BURSARIES: Bursaries will be awarded in all Sections for classes identified by the Section leaders in consultation with the Committee. The bursaries, which will be awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator in each case, will not necessarily go to Class winners and are intended to promote advancement within the relevant discipline. In 2012 links were established with the Lyric Theatre, Belfast and a number of their Summer School places were available as bursary awards in some Sections. This very successful connection with the Lyric Summer Schools is being maintained in 2013. Those seeking clarification on this or any aspect of the 2013 Newry Musical Feis should check in to the Feis website or to Newry Musical Feis on Facebook where further details are available and general questions can be answered.
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