2015 Galway Fleadh

Moycullen Comhaltas in association with Knocknacarra CCE and NUIG will host the Galway Fleadh Cheoil in 2015. NUIG are making its excellent facilities available for what promised to be a great weekend of music.

Iff you have a question contact Caomhan O'Fatharta at 075 840 8746


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What is the Fleadh Cheoil

Comhaltas runs a number of annual festivals of Irish traditional music, song, dance, and language called Fleadh Cheoil — literally “Festival (or feast) of Music.” The Fleadh encompasses a range of entertainment activities including concerts, céili/set dancing, traditional sessions, etc plus competitions in music, song, language and dance at the local (County/Region) , provincial and All-Ireland levels.

Competition Structure

Competitors at the Fleadh are of any age, and come from around the world to compete. Competitions are in four age categories (Under 12, 12-15, 15-18 and Senior) and include most traditional Irish instruments (Fiddle, Flute, Uilleann Pipes, banjo, accordion, etc.) There are competitions for singing, both in English and in Irish and also for ensembles (pipe and ceílí bands, duets and trios, etc.).


At each level the competitor faces one or more Adjudicators, renowned experts in the performance and repertoire of Irish traditional music. Adjudicators make careful notes of each performance, which are then made available to the competitor after the event. Spectators also crowd the room, including friends, family, and well-wishers. At the end of the competition the adjudicator announces results, and often gives a few notes on what they were looking for in the performances.


Rialacha Fleadhanna Ceoil 2014

The All Ireland Fleadh was held in Sligo in August 2014. For a look at the events and highlights click on the graphic below

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