The Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal 2016 is open for entries until 23 September 2016. This year’s competition is focused on pipe and harp.
Two prizes of €2500 will be awarded, one in each instrument category.
In this competition judges will deem character, spirit and musicality as being equally as important as technical proficiency.
To enter, musicians should record 5 pieces of music and upload them to www.cuireadhchunceoil.ie, or alternatively burn them to CD and send them to Peadar Ó Riada. Full entry details are available on www.cuireadhchunceoil.ie.
15 musicians will be shortlisted, and they will take part in a concert in the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork in early 2017, where the winner will be chosen.