Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann

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Country and Region IrelandTipperary
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland
Festival Contact Information

Fleadh Cheoil Office
Woodchester House
O’Connor Square
Tullamore, County Offaly
Republic of Ireland
Phone: +353 57 932 5704, or +353 57 93 52661
Fax: +353 57 932 5706
Email: info@fleadh2009.com

Festival Description

From its beginning, the goal of the Fleadh Cheoil was to establish standards in Irish traditional music through competition. The Fleadh developed as a mainly competitive event, but it also included many concerts, céilithe, parades, pageants, and street sessions. Right through the sixties and seventies, the Fleadh continued to grow and the number of would-be competitors grew so large that qualifying stages had to be arranged, at county and provincial level, to produce a manageable number of participants for the All-Ireland finals at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

Today, nearly 50 years on, the Fleadhanna at each level provide a platform and a meeting place for the thousands of musicians (around 20,000 performers compete in Fleadhanna each year) who carry on the great tradition of playing and cherishing our music, songs, and dances. And when the competitions are over, all can join in impromptu sessions which sometimes last until the early hours.

Festival Dates August 14 - 21, 2011
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