Belfast Telegraph

Monday 24 November 2014

Derry’s walls are rocking as famous Fleadh is launched

The official countdown to the biggest single event of the City of Culture celebrations has begun with the official launch and taster party of the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2013.

A day of a full of traditional music, song and dance featuring 70 musicians from the four corners of Ireland produced enough energy to shake the city’s famous walls to their foundations.

Hundreds jigged and reeled in the warm sunshine in the Guildhall Square as the enjoyed just a snatch of what lies ahead from August 11-18.

The Fleadh will feature over 100 events, exclusive world-class collaborations and a dream team of performers including The Poet and the Piper — better known as Seamus Heaney and Liam O’Flynn — Cara Dillon and the Orchestra of Ireland, Dervish, Flook, Lorcan Mac Mathuna and dance spectacular Take the Floor featuring Beoga. Some of the richest traditional musical regions in the world will be celebrated with a series of concert events that will attract a who’s who of the traditional world.

The Transatlantic Fleadh is a spectacular one-off event and a spin-off of the internationally renowned Transatlantic Sessions staged annually as part of Celtic Connections and will be a celebration of the strong traditional musical connections between Ireland, Scotland and North America.

For more information e-mail info@fleadhcheoil.ie, visit www.fleadhcheoil.ie or call the Fleadh Office on 02871 373 573.

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