Entries by Micheál Ó Domhnaill

Fleadh Cheoil Programmes To Screen Again On RTÉ

A repeat of Fleadh Cheoil on RTÉ 1 – Series starting on Friday 26th June at 8.30pm for a 6 week run, bringing us up to the start of Fleadh Cheoil 2015, which returns to Sligo between 9th-16th August. See www.fleadhcheoil.ie for details on events, concerts,competitions and much more. Fleadh Cheoil is a series of […]

Win a Wild Atlantic Way experience with the Fleadh

Sligo is one of the most exciting locations along the Wild Atlantic Way, and, to celebrate, we have a great competition for all of our Fleadh friends to enter, especially those of you who love the Great Outdoors and revel in the bracing Atlantic breeze! In conjunction with our colleagues at Fáilte Ireland, Fleadh Cheoil […]

Fleadh Cheoil Open Day – Live on the Internet

The Fleadh Cheoil Open Day, a one-stop-shop for all of your Fleadh Cheoil questions, will be streamed live on the internet next Friday June 19th, between 9am-11am GMT+1 on www.fleadhcheoil.ie. The fun will continue from 12pm-1pm when Musician’s Corner will stream live on Twitter, enabling musicians to play in front of a live internet audience. […]

Fleadh Cheoil to Launch in Sligo Friday 5th June

“The countdown to the Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo has begun,” is the message from Bartley Gavin, Chairperson of the Fleadh Cheoil 2015 ahead of the launch of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Sligo. The launch of the Fleadh will be performed by Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring […]

Fleadh Cheoil 2015 to score with Sligo Rovers

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is delighted to announce a partnership with Sligo Rovers, who will host the Marching Bands competition during the Fleadh Cheoil next August 9th-16th. This partnership will be launched next Saturday May 16th at The Showgrounds, where the Fleadh will be official sponsor of Sligo Rovers for the home game v Drogheda […]

Fleadh welcomes Purple Flag for Sligo

As preparations get underway ahead for Sligo to host the Fleadh later in the Summer, Chair of Fleadh Cheoil 2015 Bartley Gavin has hailed the decision to grant Sligo a Purple Flag as “another important step in putting Sligo on the map as a family-centred and street-safe location.” The Purple Flag is the internationally accredited […]


A visit by a group representing Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann to New York was hailed as “hugely beneficial” in terms of putting Sligo and this Summer’s upcoming Fleadh in the shop window for the Irish communities in the United States. Bartley Gavin, Chair of Fleadh Cheoil 2015, described the aims of the 4 day trip […]

Fleadh documentary The Sligo Masters to screen in New York

The Sligo Masters, a new documentary film which looks at the lives of some of Ireland’s most famous traditional musicians, who spent most of their lives in New York, will be screened in several locations in New York in February 2015. Launched at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2014 and screened on Irish broadcaster TG4, this […]

President Michael D Higgins to launch Fleadh Cheoil 2014

The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, will launch Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2014 in Sligo this Sunday, August 10th. The President, a long time supporter of the Fleadh, will be joined on stage at the Peace III gig rig in the centre of Sligo by Ard Stiúrthóir of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Senator Labhrás  Murchú, […]