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://www.fleadhcheoil.ie).
Fleadh Cheoil Luimnigh 2019 took place in Athea hosted by CCÉ Áth an tSléibhe.
***Fleadh Cheoil Luimnigh 2020 will be hosted once again by CCÉ Áth an tSléibhe from May 29st to June 1st***
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This will be Athea’s tenth occasion hosting the Limerick Fleadh Cheoil with the craobh having hosted the event in 1975, 1976, 1983, 1984, 1991, 1992, 2001, 2002 and 2019.
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.