Fleadh Cheoil, translated as "Feast of Music" is the definitive set of competitions for Irish music.
Musicians compete in a series of qualifying rounds (county, provincial, regional in the case of overseas competitors) culminating in a week long festival - Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann - https://fleadhcheoil.ie/
***Fleadh Cheoil Luimnigh 2022 is returning to Athea!***
The Fleadh will take place as usual over the June Bank Holiday weekend - Friday, 3rd June to Monday, 6th June.
This is the 10th time the county Fleadh will be hosted by Athea having hosted previous Fleadhs in 1975, 1976, 1983, 1984, 1991, 1992, 2001, 2002 & 2019!
For more information on entries, check out our news post here - Fleadh Cheoil Luimnigh Entries 2022.
National Congress 2019 saw the discussion and review of the Fleadh Cheoil rules resulting in a number of amendments.
The latest Clár na gComórtas.pdf and full Rialacha Fleadhanna Ceoil.pdf should be reviewed before entry to this year's competitions.
There are also two new competitions at Fleadh Cheoil Luimnigh this year:
- Traditional Singing (English) with self-accompaniment on the harp
- Traditional Singing (Gaeilge) with self-accompaniment on the harp
There will be two age categories - Under 18 and Over 18 with a single competition for each to cater for male and female competitors.
This competition is being introduced at a County/Regional basis only and is a non-qualifying competition to Provincial Fleadhanna.