Fleadh by the Feale

Thursday 2nd - Monday 6th May
  • Fleadh by the Feale

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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.

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