Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Cavan town to host Fleadh 2010


It was the worst kept secret in this region for months, but Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann has finally confirmed that Cavan town will host Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2010.
Cavan is celebrating the announcement following a meeting at Comhaltas headquarters in Monkstown, Dublin on September 12, at which the Ardchomhairle voted to stage Ireland's premier traditional culture event in the Lake County.
The Director General of Comhaltas, Senator Labhrás Ó Murchú, said that Tullamore, who has hosted the event for the past three years, has set the bar very high for future venues. "Their innovation, dedication, professionalism, hospitality and attention to detail were inspiring. They have placed our cultural traditions on a pedestal and have raised the morale of the hundreds of thousands of people who attended the Fleadhanna for the last three years".
Speaking after the announcement, the County Arts Officer, Catriona O'Reilly said the Fleadh will greatly enrich the cultural life of the entire region.
County Manager Jack Keyes added that the event will be a unique opportunity for Cavan to showcase its talents as well as bringing a welcome boost to the local economy during these difficult times. According to one of the Fleadh organisers, renowned Cavan musician Martin Donohoe, the All-Ireland Fleadh is Ireland's largest festival of music, song and dance and 2010 in Cavan promises to attract over 200,000 visitors and 11,000 musicians from all over the world. The fleadh competitions alone attracting over 4,000 competitors annually from all over Ireland, Britain, Europe, USA and as far away as the Tokyo branch.
The All Ireland Fleadh which plays host to hundreds of sessions will confirm Cavan's place at the heart of Ireland's living tradition.

1 comment:

Nathan Flatman said...

Derry is looking to host the 2013 Fleadh Cheoil, check out their FB page at www.facebook.com/bringthefleadhtoderry or www.2013fleadh.ie

I am leading the official campaign and would be happy to offer some info for your blog.

Kind Regards

Nathan Flatman

Comhaltas Doire (tel: 028 7126 4132)

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