Le Cheile Arts and Music Festival

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Country and Region IrelandMeath
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland
Festival Contact Information

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Festival Description

Since its inception in 1998 the annual Le Cheile: Oldcastle Arts and Music Festival has been run by a group of young volunteers from Oldcastle (under the name Culture Gap Ltd). The festival was founded with the aim of bringing live music and art to an historic and scenic part of Ireland, North-West Meath. Le Cheile has featured many of Ireland's best known music acts including The Saw Doctors, The 4 of Us, Aslan, Altan, Kila, Hot House Flowers, Something Happens, Dara, Turn, Sack, Pierce Turner, Mundy, The Frames, Picture House, The Undertones etc. The steady growth in the festival line-up and ever-widening circle of artistic media was recognised in 2004 when the festival organisers won Meath VEC's Youth Club of the Year award.

Festival Dates August 2 - 5, 2013
Festival Links http://www.lecheile.com/

Festival Events:

Music lineup 2012:
  • August 3
    • The Walls
    • The Selections
    • Radioactive Grandma
    • The Van Winkles
    • Ivy Joe
    • Jenna Murphy
    • The Henry Girls
  • August 4
    • Paddy Casey
    • Shannon O
    • Republic of Loose
    • Neon Wolf
    • Red Queen Contest
    • Sister Lovers
    • Winter King
    • Mark Black & The Trips
  • August 5
    • The 4 of Us
    • Pearse Halpin
    • Izzy Quinn
    • Bressie
    • Hogan
    • I Am Kaai
    • Shadowplay
    • Gillian Tuite
    • Lily Burke
  • August 6
    • Relax
    • The Barley Mob
    • Preachers Son
    • Dem Fools
    • Aftermath
    • Drum Lites
    • T.B.A.
Activities 2012:
  • Just some of the events and activities we have planned for 2012 are:
    • Viking battle re-enactment…. Plundering and pillaging right through the centre of Oldcastle
    • Numerous art exhibitions all around Oldcastle
    • The Le Cheile food & crafts market (in association with Sheridans Cheesemongers)
    • Face painting, Balloon modelling
    • Childrens arts & crafts workshops
    • On street family entertainment including a magician, a fire show and children’s entertainers.
    • One of last years big kids hits, the “bungee trampoline” will be back
    • The planting of the Le Cheile time capsule – Preserving life in Oldcastle for future generations to wonder at (opening 25 years from now!)


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