Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal 2016 competition focuses on pipes and harp
The competition for the Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal 2016 is open for entries and the closing date is 23 September 2016. Entries are invited this year from uilleann pipers and from harpers. Two prizes of €2500 will be awarded, one in each instrument category. The competition was initiated by musician and composer Peadar Ó Riada who will present a concert in early 2017 of fifteen musicians shortlisted for the prizes. The concert will take place in Cork and it will be broadcast on his radio show, Cuireadh chun Ceoil.
Full details about how to enter are available on the website:here