Ballinamore hosts Leitrim Fleadh Cheoil 2013

Join in a pub session this weekend at the County Fleadh in Ballinamore.Photo by Willie Donnellan
A jam-packed weekend of traditional music, song and dance will take over the town of Ballinamore this weekend from Friday 26th until Sunday 28th April.

A jam-packed weekend of traditional music, song and dance will take over the town of Ballinamore this weekend from Friday 26th until Sunday 28th April.

The finest pick of Leitrim singers, dancers and musicians will take to the stage on Saturday and Sunday to fight it out for Fleadh Cheoil titles and trophies. A business not to be taken lightly!

This teamed with pub entertainment (in 10 venues) will make it a weekend not to be missed.

Forty of Ireland’s most sought-after musicians will grace the town with their music from dusk to dawn.

If the sound of flutes, bodhrans and uilleann pipes make you want to get up and dance a jig, mark this date in your diary and take a dander up Main Street onto the session trail.

It all kicks off this Friday evening, April 26 with a variety of Irish music styles on the pub session trail. Musicians from all around Ireland are gathering in Ballinamore for what is guaranteed to be a night not to be missed.

Saturday, April 27th, the dancing competitions commence in Ballinamore Community Centre at 12 noon.

From 3.30pm Sean Gilrane gives a talk on John McKenna’s flute music in Ballinamore Library.

Experience the unbelievable youth talent in Leitrim, as the Youth Gathering involving a pop / trad music quiz followed by a session at 6-8pm.

If ceili dancing is your thing, swing by the Commercial Hotel for fun dancing to the Moylurg Band, who won third place at the Senior All Ireland Fleadh in 2012. Entry €10.

You will not know what pub to choose in town Saturday night, as they will all provide Leitrim traditional music at its best.

Music competitions will be held in Fatima PPS and Ballinamore Community Centre from 12 noon on Sunday, April 28.

The whole weekend will be wrapped up with music, dancing and singing throughout the town on Sunday evening.

All roads lead to Ballinamore this weekend for song, music, dance and best of all the craic!

Check out the ‘Leitrim Fleadh Ballinamore’ page on Facebook for more information.