Great News if you missed it !

The 6 part TV show “Fleadh Cheoil” , which shows all the highlights and fun of Ennis 2017 is now available on RTE Player .

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Fleadh Cheoil is a series of six television programmes from the Ennis Fleadh Cheoil presented by John Creedon and Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin.

The annual Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann returned to Ennis Co. Clare for the second year in a row. Ennis, for many the spiritual home of Traditional Music had not previously staged the Fleadh since 1977.

The annual Comhaltas festival which was first held in 1951 has grown into one of the biggest music gatherings in the world.  Now a weeklong event it includes concerts, competitions and many pub sessions as well as the usual plentiful supply of great street entertainment.

The series will showcase a host of musicians and singers who attended the Fleadh including Tom Doorley, Gerry O’Connor,  Oisín MacDiarmada, Damien Mullane, Liam O’Brien, Derek Hickey, Therese McInerney, Claire Egan, Brian Hughes, Eoin O’Neill, Bryan O’Leary, Dave Sheridan, Edel Vaughan, Michael Blackie O’Connell, Siobhan Peoples, Cyril O’Donoghue  as well as Ard Ollamh for 2017 Padraig Donlon.

Among the groups featured are Dúchas, Bygone Lane, Fisher Street, D’Bize and The Shandrum Ceili Band along with the Mooney and the Nesbitt families.

The programmes will also include a visit to Scoil Éigse, the Scoil Éigse Tutors Concert and competitions including the Under 18 Duet Competition and The Senior Céilí Band Competition.

Episode 1:

The first programme in a new series from Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, which was back in Ennis Co. Clare for a second year in a row, is presented by John Creedon and Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin.  The programme features music from Dúchas, The Nesbitt Family, and Co. Clare musicians Therese McInerney, Brian and Keith O’Loughlin and Brian Donnellan.

Episode 2:

We join the many thousands of visitors to Ennis for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann with presenters John Creedon and Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin.  Included in this week’s programme are the group Fisher Street, the well known Donegal family Na Mooneys and we drop in on the Fleadh’s teaching wing, Scoil Éigse.

Episode 3

The annual Fleadh Cheoil, staged in Ennis, Co. Clare, has become one of the largest music festivals in Europe. This week’s programme includes music from a Clare trio, concertina player Sinead Mulqueen along with Jennifer Markam and Fergal Breen on fiddle and flute and we look in at the Under 18 Duet Competition.