And Very Briefly...

 

THE closing date is January 31st for the 1997 Ulster Bank Music Foundation's bursary of £15,000 for young Irish musicians in the categories of wind, piano, voice and strings - entry forms from any branch of Ulster Bank ... Tony Me Mahon, player and advocate of traditional music, has produced The Blackbird And The Bell, a series about art and the unseen world, on RTE One on Thursdays at 10.40 p.m ... Anne Marie Hourihane is the new presenter of the Black Box TV arts programme, which returned last night at 10.30 on RTE One ...