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Fleadh Cheoil

Fleadh Cheoil is a series of six television programmes from the Sligo Fleadh Cheoil presented by John Creedon and Aoibhinn Ní Shuilleabháin. The annual Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann returned to Sligo after a lapse of 23 years. The series will feature performances from musicians from Ireland, Britain, America, Spain and Colombia.

The series will showcase a host of musicians and singers who attended the Fleadh including Michael Rooney, Dermot Byrne, Bríd Harper, Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, Caitlín Nic Gabhann, Padraig McGovern, Peter Carberry, Tara Breen, Lisa Canny, Maura O'Connell, Brian Conway and Dave Sheridan.

Among the groups featured are Dervish, Téada, Moxie, Goitse, Skippers Alley, Portherhead, Breaking Trad, Iontas, Teaspeach and the Irish Concertina Ensemble.The programmes will also include a visit to Scoil Éigse, the Scoil Éigse Tutors Concert and competitions including the Senior Céilí Band Competition.

Episodes

Episode 1

The first programme in this new six part series from Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann which made a welcome return to Sligo after a 23 year lapse is presented by John Creedon and Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin. The programme features Tara Breen, Lisa Canny, Eamonn Rooney and Sean O'Meara and the groups Téada and The Irish Concertina Ensemble.

Episode 2

We join the many thousands of visitors to Sligo for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann with presenters John Creedon and Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin. Included in this week's programme are piper Padraig McGovern along with box player Peter Carberry, the group Goitse and singer Maura O'Connell.

Episode 3

The annual Fleadh Cheoil being staged in Sligo for the first time in 23 years has become one of the largest music festivals in Europe. This week's programme features New York fiddle player Brian Conway, duet Ciarán Ó Maonaigh and Caitlín Nic Gabhann and the Sligo group Dervish.

Episode 4

John Creedon and Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin mix with the thousands of musicians and followers at the Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo. Included in this weeks programme are Kerry sisters Deirdre and Aoife Granville, Ard Ollamh Michael Rooney and we take a look at the Senior All Ireland Céilí Band competition.

Fleadh Cheoil
  • RTÉ One, Friday, 7.30pm