For Music Mondays today I thought I’d share the Fleadh Cheoil with you.
The Fleadh Cheoil, meaning “Festival of music” is an Irish music competition run by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (CCÉ).
I was introduced to Fleadh this past summer through Fleadh Live which had the world’s best traditional Irish musicians performing in a series of shows broadcast live and direct from the Fleadh Cheoil in Derry City (Londonderry), Co. Derry, N. Ireland, daily on FleadhCheoil.ie and Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann Doire 2013.
This past year was the first year the Fleadh was live online and included not only performances from big names, but was interspersed with impromptu music lifted off the street by visiting musicians and winners of Fleadh competitions.
This year the Fleadh will be held in beautiful Sligo between 10th and 17th of August 2014. Sligo is located in the north west of Ireland and is famous for its beauty, heritage and culture.
This video includes a nice sampling of what you were able to find online this summer.
- Take the Floor with Beoga performing ‘Sticky Bun Slides’ & ‘A Lovely Madness’
- Zoe Conway & John McIntyre performing ‘Gillespies Mazurka’ & ‘The Baker’s Reel’ & ‘The Calagry Polka’ http://www.zoeandjohn.com/ Albam: Go Mairir i bhFad – Long Life to You http://www.zoeconway.com/
- Séamus O’Kane, bodhrán performing The Dublin Reel http://www.tradcentre.com/seamus/
- Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin http://www.culturlann-doire.ie/
Enjoy a bit of Irish craic and culture today, only a few weeks until St. Patrick’s Day!