JULY 15th-22nd 2018
Will you sit back awhile
'til I sing you a song
T'is not very short
or it's not very long;
It's about the Fleadh Cheoil
down in Ennis you see
So to me will you pay
Munster Fleadh Concerts
Featuring concerts with the Kilfenora Céilí Band, Téada, Clare Trad Youth Orchestra and Ceol na mBan
Sean-nós Dancing Workshop
Robert Kelly will tutor the Fleadh Sean-Nós dancing workshop
Get Your Act Together
Entries are now being invited from groups for this year's Fleadh Street Entertainment competition
CLARE TRAD YOUTH ORCHESTRA
Thursday - July 19th at 8pm
Following its highly acclaimed debut at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in August and a sell-out performance last December, the Clare Youth Trad Orchestra returns to glór to celebrate Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan in Ennis.
The 100-strong collective from across the county will perform original arrangements of some trad favourites, under the direction of founder Padraic O'Reilly and will be joined by some surprise special guests from the trad world for another great performance.
Friday - July 20th at 8pm
An Irish traditional band with a truly worldwide reach, Téada has appeared as a frequent headliner at major music festivals throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, Russia, the Middle East and Australia.
Featuring Oisín Mac Diarmada, Paul Finn, Damien Stenson, Tristan Rosenstock, Seán McElwain and the inimitable accordion player and singer from West Kerry, Séamus Begley.
Having completed a very successful tour of the U.S. in March, they are looking forward to performing in glór for Fleadh na Mumhan.
For more info about Téada visit www.teada.com
CEOL NA mBAN
Saturday - July 21st at 8pm
Ceol na mBan (Music of the Women) will be a very special concert at Fleadh na Mumhan 2018 featuring all women performers who have achieved great success as musicians and singers. A number of well-known and internationally recognised Clare performers will be joined by musicians from other counties for this special one-off event.
KILFENORA CÉILÍ BAND
Sunday - July 22nd at 8pm
The most famous céilí band in the world, The Kilfenora, will make one of its few appearances in Clare at Glór during Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan 2018.
After more than one hundred years in the business, the world-renowned Kilfenora Céilí Band is seen by many aficionados as the quintessential Irish céilí band. Their core repertoire of dance music, punctuated with an incomparable lift and rhythm, defines an unbroken tradition that dates from the beginning of the twentieth century.
They will be joined as usual by a number of well-known guests for this very special concert as we bring Fleadh na Mumhan 2018 in Ennis to a close
For more info visit: www.kilfenoraceiliband.com