Fleadh Cheoil

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Fleadh Cheoil

Late August
The Fleadh Cheoil (Festival of Music) is a national festival that has been promoting Irish traditional music and dance through competition for more than 50 years. It takes place in late August, although the location changes from year to year. The festival also features less formal music sessions and street performances, as well as Irish art, parades, and pageants.
CONTACTS:
Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann
32 Belgrave Sq.
Monkstown, County Dublin, Ireland
353-1-28-00295; fax: 353-1-2803759
www.comhaltas.ie
SOURCES:
WildPlanet-1995, p. 58
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At every Fleadh Ceoil throughout the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, Frank and his small, hand-held tape recorder were permanent fixtures.
I had a good laugh at it after a few pints of the black stuff at the Fleadh Ceoil in Donegal - a very British thing to do you'll agree.
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Talented Aoibhinn, who is the girlfriend of Ryan Tubridy, has previously presented Fleadh Ceoil with John Creedon but this time will be using her teaching skills.
At the age of 26, he became interested in the fiddle and just four years later (without formal tuition), he won in the same year the three most important Irish Traditional Fiddling competitions in Ireland, The All Ireland Fleadh Ceoil , The Fiddler of Aileach and Fiddler of Oriel competitions.
TG4 presenter Sinead Ni Loideain takes to the road and heads for the major music events around the country giving us coverage from the World Bodhran Championship, Killarney Summer Fest, Eigse Carlow Arts Festival, Galway Arts Festival, Feakle Festival, The World Fleadh, Earragail Arts Festival and Fleadh Ceoil na h Eireann.
That year, he went down to the Fleadh Ceoil and made up his mind to return the next summer to play in it.
Carter was born in England and spent his childhood there but made frequent trips to Ireland to compete in Fleadh Ceoils.