The ESB Feis Ceoil held its 115th Music Festival from the 4–15 April 2011. Graham Wade adjudicated the guitar and harp classes. The winner of the Marion Kelly Cup, An Chruit C (Irish harp) was Grace Ruddin, of Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan.
Grace Ruddin with Graham Wade. Photograph by Catherine Ruddin.
Feis Ceoil is an important annual festival in the musical calendar. ‘Set up in 1896, Feis Ceoil Association promotes excellence in the learning and performance of music across all ages, levels and disciplines. We run an annual festival before Easter each year in Dublin which comprises almost 200 competitions, attracting over 4,000 participants from all over the island of Ireland. We also run non-competitive events and concerts throughout the rest of the year.’
More details about the Feis Ceoil Festival and music association can be found on their website.