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WHAT: Launch of Fleadh Átha Cliath 2018 by Minister of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan T.D. The Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire=Rathdown County Council, Tom Murphy, will also speak.  Senator Labhrás Ó Murchú, Director General of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann will also attend and speak. The evening will be presented by Tristan Rosenstock and will feature music and song from some of the best young musicians in Dublin - including All-Ireland Fleadh winners, winners of Siansa Gael Linn and recording artist Aisling Jarvis. There will be a presentation to Moya Brennan who is a local resident and has for many years given freely of her time to support young musicians and the community at large.

WHO: Minister of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan; Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Tom Murphy; Director General of Comhaltas - Senator Labhrás Ó Murchú; Chairperson of CCÉ Dublin County Board – Mary Whelan; Tristan Rosenstock; Aisling Jarvis; Moya Brennan

WHEN: Monday 23rd April 6:30p.m.

WHERE: dlr Lexicon Library and Cultural Centre, Dun Laoghaire. Eircode: A96 H283

WHY: An opportunity to recognise the sometimes unsung role and vibrancy of Dublin as a centre for traditional music.  Dublin has a proud history of traditional music (e.g. Rowsomes, Glackins,…) and there are many branches of Comhaltas in County Dublin forming communities of music and culture throughout the county.  This year is Bliain na Gaeilge and there will be pop-up Gaeltacht/Music sessions as part of the Fleadh. Branches throughout the county give good examples of micro-Gaeltachts where Gaeilge may be spoken freely, even if not fluently. It is fitting - as a Dublin T.D. with the Culture, Heritage and Culture brief – that Minister Madigan will launch the Fleadh. In January of this year, Minister Madigan represented Ireland at the Celtic connections international Festival to promote Irish artists in Britain.  The Fleadh launch will showcase the well from which these artists spring and give welcome recognition to traditional music communities who do so much to propagate culture, heritage and the Irish language to the wider community.

For further information contact Morgan O’Connell Tel. 087 248 7664

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