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Ennis Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann – highest ever recorded number at any Fleadh

The largest crowd ever, thronged the streets of Ennis, Co. Clare for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017. Over 450,000 people attended over nine days of the largest traditional Irish music festival in the world. Numbers peaked at 100,000 on Saturday when crowds exceeded anything ever experienced in Ennis. All operational plans including a detailed Pedestrian Management plan operated effectively throughout the entire event.
900 students participated in masterclasses at Scoil Éigse. Concert audiences broke all records, FleadhTV broadcast 9 hours of exhilarating TV, while Legacy, Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Éireann’s flagship orchestral performance, premiered to the packed 2,000 seater Shannon Aerodome.

Permalink - Posted: August 24, 2017 at 11:46 am

Music Network presents Cathy Jordan, Jarlath Henderson & Mick Daly on tour 12 – 29 September 2017

Breathtaking interpretations of traditional songs” The BBC [on Cathy Jordan]

A remarkable player of uilleann pipes and whistles” The Guardian [on Jarlath Henderson]

Highly talented” Folkworld [on Mick Daly]

Music Network’s Autumn 2017 season gets off to a high-spirited start with three of Ireland’s finest traditional singers and instrumentalists: Cathy Jordan, Jarlath Henderson and Mick Daly. Prepare to be entranced as these inventive singers offer up some stunning new interpretations of well-worn songs, with stirring instrumental playing and more than a little theatrical energy thrown into the mix. On tour from 12 – 29 September, details at

Permalink - Posted: August 2, 2017 at 11:55 am