NUI Galway Confers Honorary Doctorates on ConTempo Quartet

On Friday 10th June, at a ceremony in NUI Galway, The Galway ConTempo Quartet were conferred with Honorary Doctorates in recognition of 13 years of music and education in the West of Ireland. During the same ceremony Honorary Degrees were also conferred on Eamon Gilmore, former Tánaiste and Labour Party leader; Marie Mullen, actor and Druid Theatre co-founder; and Brendan Flynn, Clifden Arts Festival Director.

NUI Galway President, Dr Jim Browne, speaking at the conferring ceremony, said: “NUI Galway is fortunate to be associated with many outstanding honorary graduates throughout its history and those being honoured this year form a particularly distinguished group from public and political life and the arts. NUI Galway is very pleased to be in a position to recognise these exceptional individuals.”

On the occasion, ConTempo had some advice for graduates starting out in the creative arts. Watch here.

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