Thursday, March 22, 2012

What is Fleadh Cheoil?

Fleadh Cheoil means Festival of Music in Irish Gaelic and is an Irish music competition run by   Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (CCÉ). 
    There are various stages to the competition. In Ireland there are county and provincial competitions leading to the All-Ireland Fleadh.  North America has two regional qualifying Fleadh Cheoil. The Mid-Atlantic Fleadh covers the US eastern seaboard, eastern Canada and the Maritimes. The Midwest Fleadh covers the rest of North America from Cleveland, Chicago, St. Louis, Atlanta and Detroit to San Francisco.
Competitions are divided into the following age categories: under 12, 12-15, 15-18, and over 18 (senior). 
 The Mid Atlantic Fleadh will be taking place May 19th 2012.  For details, please go to:Mid Atlantic Fleadh Rules and Application

The All Ireland Fleadh will be held in Cavan, Ireland for a third year in succession!

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