Two European Teen-Agers get EBMA Scholarships to Study with Ron Block and Greg Cahill !

Evan Lyons & Tabitha AgnewThe first EBMA Youth Scholarships for 2016 have been announced. They go to 15-year- old Evan Lyons from Ireland and Tabitha Agnew, 17 , from the United Kingdom.

Each youth submitted applications and samples of their music which were assessed by the EBMA Board who then made the awards.

Evan and Tabitha have both requested to go to the Sore Fingers Summer School which will be held during the week of  Easter 2016 at Kingham Hill School, near Oxford in the UK.

Sore Fingers is a very well established teaching camp which has been running for twenty years featuring six days of intensive tuition with teachers from the U.S.A. for Bluegrass and Old Time Music.

Tabitha will study banjo with Ron Block, best known as the banjo player in Alison Krauss and Union Station, while Evan will study with Greg Cahill the leader of the band Special Consensus.

Evan and Tabitha show great promise for the future, they come from musical families who greatly support them in there ambitions. Tabitha plays with her brothers in the band Cup O’Joe which is already gaining fans at festivals and concerts. Evan is catching up and has played as a guest with the Niall Toner Band and JigJam

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