JULY 18th-23rd 2017
Fleadh Parking and Venue Info
Fleadh Gig-Rig Line-up is announced
Competition Timetables available on our competitions page
SAT, JULY 22ND
10am Competitions for Under 12 and 12/15
(Cork School of Music, Cork College of Commerce)
10am Grupaí Cheoil/Céilí Band Competitions
(Cork City Hall)
10am Set Dancing Competitions (Everyman Palace)
3pm Street Entertainment
(Grand Parade Gig Rig)
9pm Singers Club with Máire Ní Chéileachair
(An Spailpín Fanach)
9pm Fleadh Céilí with the Shandrum Céilí Band
(St Finbarr's GAA Hall)
9pm Pub Session Trail
Comhaltas are hosting two major storytelling events during Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan which is being hosted in Cork city this year from 18th to 23rd of July. There will be a storytelling workshop in Cork City Library on Grand Parade from 2.30-5.00 and a session of stories in An Spailpín Fánach, South Main Street at 9pm, both on Wednesday 19th July.
The workshop will focus on the tradition of storytelling, sources for stories, old and new, styles, techniques, Gaeilge/Béarla and more. Comhaltas guidelines for the telling of stories in Fleadhanna Cheoil competitions will be explained. Young storytellers will be encouraged in the workshop. Older and experienced ‘tellers’ will perform and discuss their styles/experiences. Learning-by-telling will be facilitated so that everyone attending will be able to take something away. As storytelling is now an official Fleadh competition to All-Ireland level, we expect this workshop will be very beneficial to young storytellers to hone their techniques ahead of the weekend's competitions.
Dick Beamish, a storytelling enthusiast will facilitate the event with support from Barry Cogan, Chairman of the Fleadh. Agus beidh Seán ó Muímhneacháin, scéalaí agus Treoirí Gaeilge ar bhord Contae Chorcaí CCÉ ag caint ar traidisiún na scéalaíochta sa Ghaeltacht agus faoinsí in bhfuil scéalta le fáil.
The Storytelling Session upstairs at An Spailpín Fánach should be a very interesting event. It’s being billed as a relaxed night of varied stories from across the six counties of Munster. Tellers will bring their individual stories and styles with them. A taste of the lore of Cork city is promised chomh maith le saibhreas Mhúscraí.
Both events happen on Wednesday July 19th. Registration for the workshop is in Cork City Library, Grand Parade at 2pm for a 2:30 start. There will be limit of 40 attendees so important to book a space in advance with Barry Cogan 087 813 7990 or Dick Beamish 087 773 2387. Doors open at An Spailpín Fánach for the Session at 8:30 same evening with the first story promised by 9pm.
Chairman, Barry Cogan, a lifelong storytelling enthusiast is delighted that these events are happening. “Comhaltas has recognised storytelling as important in our tradition” he said. Referring to the workshop he said “We want to encourage the emerging young population of Comhaltas members. We’d love to preserve the tradition of storytelling and scéalaíocht in our culture. We hope to help produce a number of storytellers of a standard up to public performance. That, to complement the excellent standards already achieved by Comhaltas in the musical, vocal and dancing traditions”
Admission is free for both events are free