Peg Needham bursary fund

In 1995 following the untimely death of well-known flute player Peig Needham a music bursary fund was established to commemorate her.
Peig McGrath, as she was better known in traditional music circles, was very much involved with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Craobh Dhún Dealgan and annually the branch awards bursaries to young branch members to support them in their musical studies.
This year the recipients were Ella Poole (Fiddle) Knockbridge, Sophie Carr (Concertina) Belfry Drive Dundalk, Ruairi Reynolds (Guitar / Whistle) Knockbridge, Rachel Dooley (Harp) Dromiskin, and Michael Kirby (Fiddle) from Kilkerley. Over the years dozens of young musicians from the branch have benefited from the bursaries with several going on to win All Ireland titles at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.
Branch enrolment for classes for the 2019/2020 season will be held on Monday night September 9 in the Oriel Centre (Dundalk Gaol) commencing at 7pm.

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