Applications for the Paddy Clancy Memorial Scholarships are invited from students in Ireland and North America. The $1,500 scholarships are available to students interested in studying folk song, sean nós and the traditional ballad. North American students may apply the scholarship towards study at the Irish World Music Center at the University of Limerick, while Irish students may use the funds to study at an American Institution. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2001. Scholarship winners will be announced in August, 2001.
Paddy Clancy, of the famous Clancy Brothers, died in 1998. Friends and fans established the scholarship to commemorate his life and contribution to music. ♦