Now celebrating it's 25th year, Fleadh by the Feale will take place on the May Bank Holiday weekend with some of the best traditional musicians, dancers, singers and storytellers from all across Ireland & further afield.
In 1993 Abbeyfeale were offered the opportunity to host Fleadh Cheoil Luimnigh. This proved to be such an outstanding success, the committee were requested to also host the 1994 Fleadh Cheoil. With the experience gained from these two major events, the committee decided to organise their own Traditional Music Festival in 1995 and so Fleadh by the Feale was born.
The Celebrity Concert this year will feature The Kilfenora Ceili Band.
Programme of Events
Thursday 2nd May
7.30pm - Presentation of Art Poster Prizes & Exhibition at Abbeyfeale Library
9.30pm - Gathering Sessions of Music, Song & Dance (Oiche Cheoil agus Caint) at TJ O’Connell’s Bar
Friday 3rd May
7pm - Traditional Street Busking Competition
8.30 pm - Entertainment on Gig Rig - Athea Wrenboys
9.30 pm - Céilí in Fr Casey’s GAA Club - Donie Nolan & Taylors Cross Céilí Band
Saturday 4th May
11am - Master Workshop Classes in Scoil Mháthair Dé
2pm - 4 pm - Youth Trad Session in Donal & Ann’s Bar
5pm - Sliabh Luachra Session at The Ploughman Bar
6pm - Sean Ó'Riada Traditional Mass + Trad Music
8pm - Templeglantine Comhaltas on the Gig Rig
Sunday 5th May
2pm - Social/Céilí dancing in the Square
2:30pm - Double CD Launch - Daithí Gormley & Theresa O’Grady at Murphys Bar
3pm - Storytelling in St. Ita’s Hall, Main Street
3.30pm - Tournafulla Comhaltas on the Gig Rig
4pm - Polka/Slide Recital: Tribute to Dan Murphy in Murphys Bar
8pm - Traditional Celebrity Concert in Colaiste Íde agus Iosef Hall featuring the Colaiste Íde agus Iosef Band followed by The Kilfenora Céilí Band
Monday 6th May
3pm - 5pm - Céili in the Square with Templeglantine Céili Band
7pm - Open Air Entertainment with Scoil Mháthair Dé
7.30pm - All-Ireland Junior & Senior Bone Playing Competition
Tickets now available in various outlets in Abbeyfeale.
To find out more about any of these events and more, visit www.fleadhbythefeale.com.