Classical Notes

Feis Ceoil’s young musicians reach for the stars once again

A selection this year’s outstanding winners have been chosen to perform at the gala showcase concert in the NCH on Wednesday

Winner of the Morris Grant Piano Bursary was Rowel Friers

It is unlikely that many readers will recognise the names of the main winners at this year’s Feis Ceoil, but it is certain that these same names will take their places with increasing frequency in Ireland’s music scene over the coming decade -- and far beyond.

This is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s greatest institutions and does the country proud not just by reputation but by the quality of its successful competitors at home and abroad. ...