Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is one of the largest festivals of traditional music in the world. For one week every August, the very best of traditional talent from all over Ireland and the world comes together to meet, to compete but most importantly to celebrate all that is best in Irish music, song and dance. Ennis hosted the Fleadh in 2016 and experienced a joyful invasion of musicians and listeners alike, young and old, families and visitors, all drawn by the magic that the Fleadh promises and always delivers. Please find below the information for the 2017 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.
The reaction to the event was universally positive with very strong feedback from all who were in attendance. Fáilte Ireland engaged Behaviour and Attitudes Consultants to undertake a professional assessment of the Fleadh and the overall satisfaction rating of overseas visitors was 8.61 out of 10.
As we prepare for 2017again here in ennis, Co Clare, we are reaching out to Comhaltas overseas members to highlight the great week planned for 2017 and also understand the audience we are engaging with. Please see attached
1. Link to Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2017 website – http://www.fleadhcheoil.ie
2. This year’s events – http://www.fleadhcheoil.ie/images/2017/Events_Guide_Fleadh_2017_Low_Res_v2.pdf
3. A Unique piece on the musicians of County Clare and the Wild Atlantic Way –http://www.fleadhcheoil.ie/whatson/wild-atlantic-way/virtual-music-trail
In recent years, TG4 have run Fleadh TV which consists of live transmission with a three hour programme each night over the Fleadh weekend. The popularity of Fleadh TV continues to grow with 1.1m viewers tuning in for the 2016 event. In addition, there was significant traction on Facebook, Twitter and other online channels, both for Fleadh TV and for the Fleadh itself. There is also a link to Fleadh TV that will be live over three nights of the Fleadh here in Ennis. http://www.fleadhcheoil.ie/fleadhtv.