29 Jun 2022

Huge success at Longford mini-Fleadh

Mini Fleadh

Talented musicians: Harry McCann, Tom McCann (1st in Banjo), and Ben Small in Newtownforbes for the County Longford Fleadh Cheoil Picture: Shelley Corcoran

A very successful Longford Mini-Fleadh took place on Saturday, April 6 in Scoil Mhuire NS, Newtownforbes.

There were over 170 entries in instrumental, singing and dance competitions, from children Under 6, Under 8 and Under 10 yrs of age, and credit is due to them for all their hard work and to their parents and families for their support.

The following are the results:

Fiddle U6 (Beginners)

1st Clodagh Quinn.

Fiddle U8 (Beginners)

1st Roisín Ní Mhaonaigh, 2nd Lucy McHale, 3rd Meabh Fitzsimons, Highly Commended: Sianna Malone.
Fiddle U10 (Beginners)

1st Aoife Ni Chumurtun, 2nd Saidbh Flynn, 3rd Aoibhe Lynch. Highly Commended: Sinead Fitzsimons, Clodagh Tully, Aideen Quinn, Grainne McKenna, Molly Casey.

Fiddle U10 (Open)

1st Cormac Lynch, 2nd Tomas MacCanna, 3rd Daire Lennon. Highly Commended: Rachel Murphy, Abbie Ryan.
Fiddle Slow Airs U8 (Beginners)

1st Roisin Ni Mhaonaigh.

Fiddle Slow Airs U10 (Open)

1st Tomas MacCanna, 2nd Cormac Lynch, 3rd Daire Lennon.

Button Accordion U10

1st Ryan Murphy, 2nd Chloe Manning, 3rd Norah Drake.

Concertina U10

1st Laura O’Grady, 2nd Lucy Maher, 3rd Odhran Crossan.

Piano Accordion U8

1st Ava Donohoe.

Piano Accordion U10 (Open)

1st Deirine Farrar.

Whistle U6 (Beginners)

1st Aisling Hennessy, 2nd Niamh Lennon, 3rd Blaithin O’Grady. Highly Commended: Mark Flood, Oliver Shepherd, Elijah Rafferty, Darragh Lyons, Mairead Ni hAinle, Cora O’Hanlon, Charlotte O’Farrell.

Whistle U8 (Beginners)

1st Ella Masterson, 2nd Isobel Gacquin, 3rd Clodagh Crossan. Highly Commended: Eimhin Kelly, Killian Owens, Lucy McHale, Mel O’Comartun, Cait Dolan, May Christie, Rachel Rafferty, Ava Lyons, Maitiu O hAinle, Colin O’Grady, Lorna McCabe, Steven McGivney, Conor Colreavy, James Courtney, Saoirse Gannon.

Whistle U8 (Open)

1st Roisin Ni Mhaonaigh.

Whistle U10 (Beginners)

1st Aoife Ni Chumurtun, 2nd Eimhin Farrell, 3rd Darragh Ledwith. Highly Commended: Michael Gacquin, Clodagh Kennedy, Maria McHale, Caolan Crossan, Donncha Farrell, Robyn Dunne, Luke Donnelly, Sinead Fitzsimons, Keeva Carthy, Aoife Kiernan, Niamh Brady, Laoise Hopkins, Naoise Golden, Aoibhin Quinn, Eleanor O’Connell O’Toole, Evan Kelly, Darragh O’Reilly, Cian Maguire, Shauna McGivney, Shanaibh Flood.

Whistle U10 (Open)

1st Lucy Maher, 2nd Daire Lennon, 3rd Tomas MacCanna.

Whistle Slow Airs U8 (Open)

1st Roisin Ni Mhaonaigh.

Banjo U10

1st Tomas MacCanna, 2nd Nathanial Flood, 3rd: Sophie Cremin. Highly Commended: Patrick McKenna.

Mandolin U8 (Beginners)

1st Evan Maher, 2nd Roisin Ni Mhaonaigh.

Mandolin U10 (Beginners)

1st Eoin Farrell, 2nd Daniel Murphy, 3rd Aoibhe Lynch.

Mandolin U10 (Open)

1st Tomas MacCanna, 2nd Paddy Casey.

Piano U6 (Beginners)

1st Charlotte O’Farrell.

Piano U8 (Beginners)

1st Erin O’Malley.

Piano U10 (Beginners)

1st Lucy Maher, 2nd Molly Duffy, 3rd Rebecca Casey.

Harp U6 (Beginners)

1st Helena Casey.

Bodhrán U6 (Beginners)

1st MJ Dunne, 2nd Eibhlin Quinn, 3rd Joseph Quinn, Highly Commended: Ben Small.

Bodhrán U8 (Beginners)

1st Lorcan Flynn, 2nd Darcy Dunne, 3rd Cadhla Golden. Highly Commended: Lily Grant, Mel Ni Chumurtun, Owen Donohoe, Maitiu O hAinle.

Bodhrán U8 (Open)

1st Hannah McGrane.

Bodhrán U10 (Beginners)

1st Norah Drake, 2nd Annie Drake, 3rd John Keenan.

Bodhrán U10 (Open)

Joint 1st Roisin Greene & Daniel Murphy, 2nd Abbie Ryan, Joint 3rd Clodagh Geelan & Shanaibh Flood.

Duets U10 (Beginners)

1st Lucy Maher & Ryan Murphy

Duets U10 (Open)

1st Tomas MacCanna & Daire Lennon; 2nd Abbie Ryan & Odhran Crossan.

English Singing Girls U8 (Beginners)

1st Ava Donohoe, 2nd Lucy McHale, 3rd Roisin Ni Mhaonaigh. Highly Commended: Cait Dolan, Lily Grant.

English Singing Girls U10 (Beginners)

1st Annie Drake, 2nd Daire Lennon, 3rd Laura O’Grady. Highly Commended: Robyn Dunne, Eleanor O’Toole, Bronwyn McGarry, Aoife Ni Chumurtun, Erin Murray.

English Singing Girls U10 (Open)

1st Clodagh Geelan, 2nd Lauren Ni Chillin, 3rd Abbie Ryan.

Irish Singing Girls U8

1st Cait Dolan, 2nd Roisin Ni Mhaonaigh.

Irish Singing Girls U10

1st Avril McCann, 2nd Aoife Ni Chumurtun.

English Singing Boys U6

1st Mark Flood.

Irish Singing Boys U6

1st Elijah Rafferty.

Rince ar an Sean Nos U6

1st Clodagh Quinn.

Rince ar an Sean Nos U8

1st Aoibhinn Coffee, 2nd Cadhla Golden, 3rd Roisin Ni Mhaonaigh. Highly Commended: Meabh Nic Sionoin.

Rince ar an Sean Nos U10

1st Sinead Masterson, 2nd Clodagh Nic Thuile, 3rd Annie Drake. Highly Commended: Darragh Ledwith, Blaithin Coffee, Sinead Fitzsimons, Madison Canty, Patrick McKenna, Aideen Quinn, Aoife Ni Chumurtun, Caoimhe Kane, Grainne McKenna, Daire Lennon.

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