Road to All-Ireland Fleadh gets started in Granard

Road to All-Ireland Fleadh gets started in Granard

The Co Longford Fleadh Ceoil will kick off on Friday, April 28 next at 4pm with the Comhra Gaeilge competitions at Granard Library.

This year’s county fleadh will also host a fantastic Storytelling competition which will commence at 7pm following Comhra Gaeilge in the Library.

This will be followed by a session in the Greville Arms Hotel. 

Saturday and Sunday will also be busy with the musical and dancing/Rince entries.  

These will include fiddle, banjo, whistle, flute, drums, mandolin, piano, button accordion, harp, concertina, ceili bands etc and the first and second place winners will have the pleasure of representing the county at the Leinster Finals 2017 which will be held in July in Ballymahon.

 Senior competitions will also be held on Sunday at Ardscoil, Phadraig. Competitors are reminded that no enteries for senior competitions will be accepted on the day!

 

In the Comhra Gaelige competitions five winners will go through in each age category. 

Next  month the ever popular busking competition will be held in Edgeworthstown.

This is an event that has become synonymous with showcasing local talent and acknowledging the hard working Comhaltas people in the County.

  

“I would like to congratulate the Brady Family who are members of our branch as 1st place winners of the busking competition 2016,” said Kate McKenna. 

“We have noticed that a lot of little people have moved up over the years and are now appearing on top shows on RTE and TG4.

“Well done to all and I wish you the best of luck in the future.  

“I look forward to meeting you all this year again if not in competitions maybe at a session.” 

Meanwhile, Ms McKenna thanked all those who participated and supported the Irish Musical Drama  - ‘The Hill Of the Sun’ last year. 

“A great evening was had by all,” she added.

“A big thank you also to all our volunteers, stewards, tutors, sponsors and members; without your interest and energy we would have no craic at the fleadh!  

“Your efforts are very much appreciated.”

 For more details please email johndungancce@gmail.com