Fleadh Cheoil Luimnigh Entries 2022
February 21, 2022
Fleadh Cheoil Luimnigh 2022 will take place in Athea over the June Bank Holiday weekend - from Friday, 3rd June to Monday, 6th June.
It is time to start planning your entries as the deadline for entry is earlier this year than has been in previous years.
All entries much reach the county secretary no later than Thursday, 31st March.
All Comhaltas members must enter through their branch secretaries who will then forward the complete set of branch entries to the county secretary.
Any non-members can enter by forwarding the following form and correct fees to the county secretary by the same date - Non-Member Entry Form 2022.docx
Any entries received after Thursday, 31st March will not be accepted and entries will not be accepted over the phone.
For Comhaltas members: Junior (U18) - €2 per person per competition & Senior (O18) - €4 per person per competition
For non-members: Junior (U18) - €10 per person per competition & Senior (O18) - €20 per person per competition
Age of all competitors is reckoned as 1st January 2022. i.e. if a competitors 12th birthday falls on 1st January, then they will compete in the U12 category.
There have been many changes to the Fleadh Cheoil Rules / Rialacha Fleadhanna Ceoil since the last Fleadh, as amended at Congress 2019. All teachers and competitors are asked to refer to the new Clár na gComórtas and full Rialacha Fleadhanna Ceoil before filling up their Fleadh entries for this year. The up to date rules are available online here.
U10 Tin Whistle:
As in previous years, we will have qualifying competitions in U10 Tin Whistle / Feadóg Faoi 10. These competitors will be included in the U12 Tin Whistle final / Feadóg Faoi 12 if the standard is reached.
Newly Composed Competitions:
In the Newly Composed Ballads / Amhráin Nua Cheaptha and Newly Composed Tunes competitions at Fleadh Cheoil Luimnigh, the song or tune must not have been previously entered in any Fleadh Cheoil competition, nor have been previously published or commercially recorded. The composer must be resident of in County Limerick to be eligible for the Limerick Fleadh / Fleadh Cheoil Luimnigh. The newly composed tune must be traditional in character and must adhere to the tune categories specified for Fleadh Cheoil competitions. A written copy of the tune, in staff notation only, must be submitted with the competition entry. If the entry comes to the County Secretary without the original script, the entry will not be accepted. Only this original version of the tune/song, as submitted with entry, is acceptable in performance. i.e. no edits or changes are accepted should the tune or song subsequently qualify for the Munster or All-Ireland Fleadh. This original version must be performed at subsequent competitions should the tune qualify. The name and full address of the composer must be written on the sheet containing the tune notation / song lyrics and a date of composition.
New Fleadh Competitions:
There are two new competitions added to the Fleadh competition programme this year - traditional singing with self-accompaniment on the harp:
- Amhránaíocht Traidisiúnta (as Gaeilge) le féin-tionlacan ar an gcruit / Traditional singing (Irish) with self-accompaniment on the harp
- Traditional Singing (English) with self-accompaniment on the harp
There will be only two age categories: Under 18 and Over 18.
This competition is being introduced this year at county level only – 1st & 2nd will not qualify to the Munster Fleadh in 2022.
The Under 18 competitors will be required to perform two songs of their own choosing - one slow and one lively.
The Over 18 competitors will be required to submit a list of four songs - two slow and two lively. The first song will be selected by the adjudicator and the second contrasting song will be chosen by the competitor. Lists must clearly denote the lively/rhythmic songs.
The adjudication will be based on the following guidelines - the accompaniment does not comprise the playing of the melody; it is to reflect the principles of accompaniment, complementing the singer’s interpretation of the song in question. The integrity of the amhránaíocht ar an sean-nós and the traditional lively/rhythmic song will be maintained as the accompaniment will not dictate a regular pulse. The harp accompaniment should not dominate the performance - it will support the traditional singer in the interpretation of the song. Each song/performance will be marked on the basis of 60% for singing & 40% for accompaniment.