The Leinster Fleadh Cheoil took place in Kilkenny last weekend, and it was a hugely successful one for many talented musicians, singers and story-tellers.
Members of Joe Callaghan CCÉ, John Dungan CCÉ and Newtownforbes Longford CCÉ have qualified for the All-Ireland Fleadh, which takes place in Ennis this August.
The winners were as follows:
Button Accordion U12 - Aoibhinne Lynch, 1st place.
Banjo 15-18 - Owen Smith, 1st place.
Mandolin 15-18 - Paddy Farrell, 3rd, recommended for the All-Ireland.
Piano O18 - Rachael Masterson, 2nd place.
Accompaniment 15-18 -Sinead Finnegan, 1st place.
Accompaniment O18 - Rachael Masterson, 1st place.
Bodhrán O18 - Maeve Donnelly, 1st place; Kirsten Smith, 2nd place
Céilí Band Drums U12 - Nadine Smith, 2nd place.
Céilí Band Drums O18 - Eoghan Gilchrist, 1st place; Hughie Smith, 2nd place.
Whistle Slow Airs O18 - Ciara Casey, 3rd place;
Céilí Band O18 - Abhann Glas Céilí Band, 3rd, recommended for the All-Ireland.
Lilting 15-18 - Darren Culliney, 2nd place.
Songs in English (Ladies) O18 - Aoife Mulligan, 3rd, recommended for the All-Ireland.
Story Telling 12-15 - Sarah Doyle, 2nd place.
Storytelling 15-18 - Rachael Lyons, 1st place.
Storytelling O18 - Liam Butler, 1st place.
The All-Ireland Fleadh takes place from August 14 - 22. For more information, visit http://www.fleadhcheoil.ie/