Irish musicians of all ages -- register for the 2006 Atlanta Irish Music Competition -- a new Irish music competition held in the southeastern U.S.! Registration for the competition begins online on December 1, 2005. Registration forms and more information can be found at the competition’s website, www.AtlantaIrishMusic.com.
The Atlanta Irish Music Competition will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2006. The competition will include categories for fiddle, flute, whistle, uilleann pipes, concertina, plucked strings (banjo, mandolin, guitar, bouzouki, and harp), miscellaneous instruments (piano accordion, piano, button accordion, melodeon, and cello), and song: Irish or English. The age categories will be: Child (7-11yrs); Junior (12-15); Novice (15-18); and Adult (19+).
The judges for the competition will be Marie Reilly of New York City, former fiddler for the world renowned band Cherish the Ladies and Riverdance, and Seamus MacConaonaigh of County Galway, Ireland; a highly acclaimed flute and whistle player. Marie Reilly and Seamus MacConaonaigh will be performing an evening concert after the competition at The Red Light Cafe in Midtown Atlanta.
This competition is being sponsored jointly by the Irish Arts Foundation of Atlanta (www.iafatlanta.com), Irwin Thomas Fiddle Studio (www.irwinthomasfiddle.com), and the Irish Chamber of Commerce (www.iccusa.org).
For more information, email the Irish Arts Foundation of Atlanta at firstname.lastname@example.org or for phone inquiries call Katherine Irwin Thomas at 678-372-9494.