US Honour for Eibhlis Farrell

 

Composer Eibhlís Farrell from Rostrevor, Co. Down and Head of Music and Creative Media at Dundalk Institute of Technology has been awarded the Distinguished Alumna Award 2011 by Rutgers University, New Jersey for Distinguished Accomplishments and Service in the Humanities in Music and Music Education. She received the Award at a special ceremony in the University from Professor Jerome Kukor, Dean of the Graduate School, who cited her outstanding contribution to music both as composer and educator and how in her work as composer she had served to bring the rich traditions of Irish culture into the world of contemporary music. He also remarked with humour that she held the track record in the University for completing her PhD in record time!

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