13 November 2015

First EBMA youth scholarships go to this island

The European Bluegrass Music Association (EBMA) has made the first two awards under its new Youth Scholarship programme - and they have gone to two young banjo players from this island, Evan Lyons from Co. Tipperary and Tabitha Agnew (of Cup O' Joe) from Co. Armagh. As a result, both will be going to Sore Fingers Week in England next Easter: Tabitha to study with Ron Block of Alison Krauss & Union Station, and Evan to study with Greg Cahill of the Special Consensus. The BIB sends our warmest congratulations to them.

As set out on the EBMA's Support Programme page, its Youth Scholarships are awarded on merit and are open to any young musician based in Europe who wants to learn and develop as a performer. One need not be an EBMA member to apply, but a successful applicant will be expected to join the EBMA. More details are on the European Bluegrass Blog and the EBMA Facebook.

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