Ceol an Gheimhridh
Ceol an Gheimhridh 2023/24
Attached please find the updated rules for Ceol an Gheimhridh 23/24
This year there is a new competition called Polka/Slide playing where competitors play a polka and slide from the Sliabh Luachra repertoire on their instrument of choice.
ELIGIBILITY NOTE: Competitors are Confined to registered members of one Branch - Competitors are not eligible to compete at Co. Level unless registered CCÉ Members with Co. Board, for 2023-2024 at the time of submitting entries. Counties should ensure that all relevant membership for qualifiers will have been submitted to Comhairle na Mumhan with the Co. Results within 7 days of Co. Competition. Competitors may be members of ONE Branch only at the time and may compete with one Branch only in Ceol an Ghemhridh. Competitors may only compete ONCE in any competition.
Please note: solo qualifiers to Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2023 from Fleadh na Mumhan 2023 are ineligible to compete in this years Ceol an Gheimhridh on the category in which they competed in Fleadh na hÉireann. (e.g a competitor who qualified from Fleadh na Mumhan on fiddle is ineligible to enter the strings competition in Ceol an Gheimhridh 2023/24 etc). This applies to solo competitors in Strings, Wind, Reed, Amhránaíócht, Storytelling and Scéalaíocht only.
Ceol an Gheimhridh is a set of competitions that is run outside of the annual Fleadh Cheoil.
It is run during the Winter months as the name suggests and it aims to establish standards, provide inter-branch activity and to include as many branch members as possible.
Historically, it was run throughout the country, but now it is only Munster Comhaltas that continues the tradition.
The format of competitions differs from the Fleadh Cheoil in that there are only 2 age categories - U11 and U14 and the competitions are based on instrument families - wind, reed, and string. The popular trio competition in the Fleadh is replaced by the less common quartet competition
A full copy of the rules can be found here - Rules - Ceol an Gheimhridh 2018-19.pdf