A large number of Longford contenders emerged successful at last weekend’s Leinster Fleadh Ceoil. The winners have qualified for the All Ireland Fleadh Ceoil which takes place in Cavan next month. Winners on the day included:
1st place Piano Accordion (over 18) Jackie Callaghan, Mullinalaghta 1st place Banjo and Mandolin (15-18) Elaine Reilly, Granard 1st place Ceili drums (12-15) Ronan Callaghan, Mullinalaghta 1st place Singing (12-15) Nathan Brady, Mullinalaghta 1st place Mouth Organ and Fiddle slow airs Laura Doherty 1st place Tin whistle (under 18) Aisling Reynolds. 1st place Accompaniment, Laura Callaghan, 1st place Piano Accordion, Kate Beirne, Ardagh 1st Place 10 Golds Laura Callaghan, Mullinalaghta.
2nd place Edgeworthstown Set Dancers (12 -15) 2nd place Fiddle solo (U12), Laura Doherty 2nd place Tin whistle (U12), Patrick Columb 2nd place Tin Whistle (12-15), Ciara Casey, Newtowncashel 2nd place Ceili Drums (12-15), Eoghan Gilchriest 2nd place Drums (over 18), Hughie Smith, 2nd place Piano Accordion, Lisa Brady, Clonbroney
3rd Place Singing (U15), Aoife Mulligan 3rd place Singing (U15), Stephen Brady, Dring 3rd Place Banjo and Mandolin (U12), Eoin Smith. 3rd place Trio Comp, Eoin Smith, Patrick Columb and Aishling O’Reilly 3rd place Clonbroney Figure Dancers (2 teams) 3rd place Tin Whistle, Shane O’Hanlon, Barry,