Fleadhfest – the first online Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann – has just concluded after 9 days of live concerts, sessions and competitions, which were streamed to audiences worldwide. The festival – the only traditional music festival taking place in Ireland this year – was watched by thousands of people every day and the response to the live music was both positive and widespread.
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These are the results of the final day of competitions at Fleadhfest 2021 in Sligo. Note that the results below contain ALL of the competitions that took place in Sligo throughout the weekend. Congratulations to all competitors in this, the first virtual Fleadh Cheoil. FleadhFest na hÉireann 2021 Sligo 1A Fidil / Fiddle – Céim […]
After yesterday’s heavy rain and high winds forced the postponement of the Dervish gig at the Peace Park in Sligo, Fleadhfest organisers are delighted to confirm that the concert will take place tomorrow Monday at the usual 8pm time. The band will be supported by Ceoltóirí Tireragh. “We are grateful to all for the flexibility […]
Results from the second day of Fleadhfest Competitions – for full results as they happen check out twitter.com/fleadhcheoil. FleadhFest na hÉireann 2021 Sligo 1A Fidil / Fiddle – Céim 1 First: __________________________________________ Runners Up: __________________________________________ 1B Fidil / Fiddle – Céim 2 First: __________________________________________ Runners Up: __________________________________________ 1C […]
Here are the results from the Fleadhfest Competitions which took place on Friday 6th August. 7A Píb Uilleann / Uilleann Pipes – Céim 1 First: Tove Byers, CCÉ, Caisleán Uí Chonaill/Athán/B.Ior., Limerick Runners Up: Phil McCaul, CCÉ, Aughnamullen, Monaghan & Cadhla Tohill, St Mochua’s Keady, Armagh 7B Píb Uilleann / Uilleann Pipes – Céim 2 […]
This year’s Virtual Fleadh Cheoil hosts a mini ‘Traditions Meet’ programme celebrating the Ulster Scots musical tradition alongside traditional Irish music. The programme connects musicians from different cultural traditions and brings together Northern Irish musicians and Sligo musicians. The ‘Traditions Meet’ programme is a cross-border musical programme supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, […]
As a small gesture of support, Fleadhfest were delighted to offer tickets to frontline workers to the Knocknashee Céilí Band concert on the opening night of the festival. 20 frontline healthcare workers were able to take the night off to attend the gig at the Peace Park. These heroes and heroines, who have been battling […]
With concerts from Dervish, Mairtín O’Connor, Moxie and a special Traditions Meet performance still ahead this week, there’s plenty to look forward to at Fleadhfest 2021 in Sligo. We have already had two spectacular nights of music with the Knocknashee Céilí Band and Téada, which played to appreciative audiences both within the Peace Park venue […]
Fleadhfest, an online festival based on Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, starts this August Bank Holiday weekend with two live gigs being staged at the Peace Park in Sligo. On Sunday August 1st at 8pm, the Knocknashee Céilí Band will take to the stage for a performance which will be held in front of an outdoor […]
Presenters Daithí Ó Sé and Doireann Ní Ghlacáin were among the TG4 team to visit Sligo recently ahead of their broadcasts during Fleadhfest week. Recording their programmes at places like Lissadell and the Clayton Hotel in Sligo, both Daithí and Doireann were really enthusiastic about Fleadhfest week. “Tá sé go hiontach go mbeidh Fleadhfest ar […]