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
FRIDAY, JULY 21ST AND SATURDAY, JULY 22ND
CORK SINGERS CLUB - AN SPAILPÍN FANACH (SOUTH MAIN STREET)
The Singers Club has for many years been an integral part of all Fleadhanna Cheoil. Everyone, be they singer or listener, is welcome to share in this unique night.
The Singers Club may have its origins in the fact that singers felt a need to be heard and this may not always have been adhered to at musical sessions. Hence, the singers club was born and what a fantastic event it has become over the years. It has gained momentum and now has established itself as a major contributor to the overall atmosphere and success of any Fleadh Cheoil.
The beauty of the singers club lies in the hearing of such a variety of traditional songs. Admission is free. Listeners and songsters alike are most welcome.
ABOUT THE CORK SINGERS CLUB
Established in 1993, the Cork Singers' Club has been instrumental in helping to bring about a renewed interest in the art of singing traditional Irish songs. Members meet every Sunday night at An Spailpín Fánach and the club has only one golden rule - no instruments! The whole idea is that people come together to celebrate the fine art of solo singing and to ensure that the great traditional songs are passed down from generation to generation and not lost in the mists of time. The Singers' Club is about having fun while at the same time ensuring that the fiercely proud tradition of singing is kept alive in Cork. The Club takes part in many festivals in Ireland each year including Michael Dwyer Allihies Festival, Ballydehob Martime Festival and Cork Folk Festival.
FRIDAY, JULY 21
FEAR AN TÍ MICK BUCKLEY
SATURDAY, JULY 22
BEAN AN TÍ: MÁIRE NÍ CHÉILEACHAIR
Máire Ní Chéileachair is one of Cork's best known and well-respected traditional singers. She inherited her love of singing from her family roots in Kilnamartyra, Co. Cork. She has been teaching sean-nós singing in the Múscraí Gaeltacht for many years She has won many prizes at Fleadh Cheoil and Oireachtas na Gaeilge competitions and is a regular performer in festivals at home and abroad.