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August 16th – 22nd, 2010

A Simple Entertainments guide to The FleadhEvents, Gigs - Ceoil agus Craic

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2010 gets underway in Cavan on August 16th
with Scoil Éigse workshops for adults and children. The serious end
of the Fleadh is at the weekend with hundreds of competitions in
Irish culture for all ages concluding with The All-Ireland Céilí Band
‘play off’ in the Quinn Direct Dome on Sunday night. The week will be
filled with events and classes ‘as Gaeilge’.

A prime public entertainment location of the Fleadh will be the Peace
III Gig Rig at the Egg Market where performances will reflect Irish,
European and cross community themes, commencing with the Nyah Youth
Peace Project Band on Wednesday 18th. Other evenings will have
Italian band, Willos, the Haworth Arts Group Yorkshire, Chicago based
Fermanagh flute player Laurence Nugent, piper, Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn,
USA harmonica expert Don Meade, Italian fiddler, Marco Fabbri and
Irish Trad. Band, Rí Ra from the Czech Republic, all supported by
well-known Irish artists.

At the official opening on Friday night at the Gig Rig, Sean Ó Sé
will lead a ‘United Voices’ sing- along to many of his popular hits.
Sharon Shannon and guests will play the final night. The top
attraction will be Paul Brady and guests playing at Cavan Equestrian
Centre on Friday 20th.

There will be a nightly Traditional Singing Club in the Farnham Hotel
from 16th, which will extend over the week with storytelling concerts
and get-togethers at other locations. In Cavan Town Hall, the late
night Fleadh club will run from Friday, commencing with Old De
Danann, Louth and Proud with Zoe Conway on Saturday and ending with
Lúnasa on Sunday. All-day Set Dancing takes place daily at the Cavan
Crystal from Thursday through to Sunday, and at the Dún Uí Néill
Barracks, Dublin Road, each night over the weekend with well-known
céilí bands supplying the music. There will be a Youth Céilí in the
Farnham Hotel on Wednesday. There will be many fringe events for all
the family throughout the week; A Craft Village, Art exhibitions at
the Anglo Celt and Bullock Lane Centre and Mórtas an Chabháin Art
work on display throughout the town. Sunday will see the Anglo-Celt’s
street session and busking competition winner named following the
final on the Gig Rig on Sunday evening.

Above all it will be the numerous impromptu sessions, which will
entertain the masses, while creating that special Fleadh atmosphere
through the week and especially over the weekend, in Cavan’s many
engaging bars, restaurants and commercial outlets.

HIDDEN GEMS: Radió na Gaeltachta will broadcast live a special Mass
in Irish for the Fleadh and goes out on Sunday at 11.30am, from The
Cathedral of St. Patrick and Felim when Eileen Tackney’s arrangement
of ‘A Mhuire naGrás’ will have it’s first public performance, sung by
solo soprano with choir and accompanied by Strings, Uilleann Pipes,
Accordion and Piano. The ‘Round the House and Mind the Dresser’
interactive exhibition of traditional Irish music, song and dance at
the County Cavan Museum, Ballyjamesduff is a must during the Fleadh
for all Irish music fans.

PEACE EVENT: Peace Boat – Thursday August 19th which is a journey on
the peace boat from Co. Fermanagh to Co. Cavan for a day of music,
song and storytelling. Boat departs from the Share Centre, near
Lisnaskea at 1.00pm and will arrive at Belturbet at 3.30pm. There
will be food in Belturbet and then a coach to Cavan to participate in
Youth Multi-Cultural Celebration with ‘Doors to Life under one
umbrella’. There will be an Ulster- Scots group to participate and
entertain at this event.

‘Let Cavan Surprise You’.

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