Thursday, 28 April 2011

Craic agus ceol with Comhaltas at the Offaly Fleadh - Lifestyle - Offaly Express

ENJOY and experience traditional Irish music at its best at Edenderry from Tuesday May 3 until Sunday May 8, 2011

Traditional Irish music is a legacy that has never died; it is still growing, taught, and appreciated all over the world. It is this legacy that will be celebrated throughout the upcoming 52nd Offaly County Fleadh.

The festivities organised by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann will consist of enthralling traditional music sessions with musicians of all ages and instruments of all sizes. With competitions for every age group, as well as solo, duet, trio and céilί competitions, the music and fun is non stop.

Edenderry has all the necessary facilities to make this event a great success and the organising committee looks forward to welcoming many musicians and visitors to the county for what promises to be a fantastic few days of Ceol agus Craic.

The festivities will commence on Tuesday May 3 with a singing and storytelling session in Donoghue’s Lounge at 9.30pm. On Wednesday May 4 all are welcome to a table quiz which is sure to challenge everyone’s knowledge on a range of topics in Donoghue’s Lounge at 9pm. On Thursday May 5, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann will give Offaly’s young scholars a chance to participate in a school quiz in Oaklands Community College at 7.30pm.

The weekend’s festivities will commence on Friday May 6, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann invites all those interested to the Official Opening and Gala Concert in Oaklands Community College at 8.30pm.

The competitions will kick-start on Saturday at 11am where the local talent is sure to impress the judges on hand. In the evening there will be a chance for everyone to put on their dancing shoes at the Fleadh Céilí in the Boys School Auditorium with the Seán Norman Céilí Band at 10pm.

The festivities will culminate on Sunday May 8 with Aifreann na Fléidhe followed by the further competitions at 11am. The expectations are high for this year’s competitors where the judges choosing the winners for each category and competition will not have an easy task.

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann is the largest group involved in the preservation and promotion of Irish traditional music. 2011 is the 60th anniversary of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, and its organising branches will put on special events to celebrate the anniversary. They are a non-profit cultural movement with hundreds of local branches around the world who have been working for the cause of Irish music since the middle of the last century (1951).

For further details on events visit www.offalyfleadh.com

Craic agus ceol with Comhaltas at the Offaly Fleadh - Lifestyle - Offaly Express

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