Consairtín 2024 – Student bursary in association with ITMA

Consairtín 2024 – Student bursary in association with ITMA

Friday, 17 November 2023, 5.00pm

Consairtín, the national concertina convention, invites research project proposals from registered third-level students (undergraduate or postgraduate) in any part of Ireland to engage with concertina-related material in the Irish Traditional Music Archive ( The research output, in the form of a 45-minute presentation, will be delivered at Consairtín 2024 (April 4th to 7th in Ennis, Co Clare).

The successful applicant/s will receive a grant of €1,500 to carry out the research and prepare the presentation. The presentation can take the form of an illustrated lecture or performance, or a combination of both, but must be based on the research carried out in
ITMA. The directors of Consairtín and ITMA staff will be available to offer advice and some mentoring to the successful applicant.

As well as the bursary fee, the successful applicant/s will be invited to spend the weekend at the festival with accommodation and meal costs covered. They will have an opportunity to participate in workshops and other activities.

Interested students should submit a written proposal of no more than 300 words, identifying the material they wish to explore and outlining the format of the presentation.

Applications will be accepted from individuals or small groups (max of three) agus cuirfear fáilte roimh iarratais i nGaeilge nó go dátheangach.

Applications, in the form of a Word document or PDF, should be submitted by Friday 17th November to eolas [at] The result of this competitive process will be announced in early December.

Consairtín is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland through its Festival Investment Scheme.

For further information please contact Áine Hensey at 086-2612127; aine [at] or Tim Collins at 087-2605689; tim [at]

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Published by Journal of Music on 26 October 2023

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