Tipperary Winners at Comhaltas All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis

Competitions, concerts, céilithe, sessions and more at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

 

Tipperary Winners at Comhaltas All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis

Colm Slattery from Nenagh, Co. Tipperary who came first in the senior Button Accordion at the 2017 Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis.
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 It was an exciting and successful week of competitions, concerts, céilithe, sessions and more at the 2017 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

Tipperary Winners at Comhaltas All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis

Siofra Thornton from Ballina/Killaloe, Co. Tipperary who came first in the under eighteen Harp Slow Airs at the 2017 Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis.
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450,000 people thronged the streets of Ennis over the past nine days, while 12,000 people attended the special opening by Lord of the Dance, Michael Flatley.

Tipperary Winners at Comhaltas All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis

Daragh Carey Kennedy from Roscrea, Co. Tipperary who came first in the senior Mandolin at the 2017 Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis.
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The town pulsed with Irish rhythm and revelry as age-old traditions were celebrated by new generations and the vibrancy of the Fleadh emanated throughout the streets.

Tipperary Winners at Comhaltas All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis

Orlaith Dalton from Clonmel, Co. Tipperary who came first in the under twelve Concertina at the 2017 Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis.
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This is the fourth time that the All-Ireland Fleadh has been held in Ennis. It has previously been held in 2016, 1956 and 1977. Every year, the Fleadh provides a cultural meeting place for those who carry the great traditions of Irish music, song and dance in their hearts.

Tipperary Winners at Comhaltas All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis

Muireann Meade from Templemore, Co. Tipperary who came first in the under twelve Uileann Pipes Slow Air at the 2017 Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis.
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Frank Whelan, Chairman of the Fleadh Executive Committee said, “It has been a great privilege and an even greater responsibility to host this fantastic event. We thank all the visitors to Ennis and sincerely hope that everybody had a wonderful, safe and happy time in our town and county.”

Tipperary Winners at Comhaltas All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis

Roisin Barry from Clonmel, Co. Tipperary who came first in the Accordion under twelve at the 2017 Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis.
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At the core of the Fleadh are the competitions that see traditional musicians, dancers and singers of all ages and backgrounds competing at All-Ireland level, following victories at regional competitions.

Tipperary Winners at Comhaltas All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis

Mairead O Brien from Nenagh, Co. Tipperary who came second in the under twelve Fiddle Slow Air at the 2017 Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis.
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This year over 3,000 competitors played, sang or danced for All-Ireland titles in 180 competitions. The standards were high and the music more than lived up to the expectations of judges who had a very difficult job choosing winners for each category and competition.

Tipperary Winners at Comhaltas All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis

Cathal Green from Moneygall, Co. Tipperary who came first in the twelve to fifteen Melodion category at the 2017 Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis.
Photograph by Loretto O Loughlin/www.instantimageireland.com

Scoil Éigse, the official summer school organised by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, ran throughout the week with almost 900 Irish and international students of all ages taking part in various music, singing, dancing and Irish language classes.

Tipperary Winners at Comhaltas All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis

Caoimhe Craddock from Ballycahill, Co. Tipperary, who came third in the twelve to fifteen English Singing category at the 2017 Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis.
Photograph by Loretto O Loughlin/www.instantimageireland.com

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann will in take place Drogheda in 2018, taking place from 12th – 19th August.

 

For all the results and further details on the Fleadh and competitions, visit www.fleadhcheoil.ie

 

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