The countdown is on to the annual Tyrone Fleadh which Coalisland Clonoe Comhaltas Branch have the privilege and honour of hosting this year in Coalisland from Tuesday 24 June to Sunday 29 June.
The Tyrone Fleadh is highly regarded among Fleadh patrons and has the reputation as one of the better County Fleadh’s.
It is always well attended with competitors and musicians from all over Tyrone, across the North of Ireland and beyond.
An estimated crowd of 7,500 is expected to visit Coalisland and take part in the various competitions and events organized by the Committee of Coalisland Clonoe Comhaltas.
This year the Fleadh will run over 6 nights beginning with a Junior Session on Tuesday 24th June which will showcase the talent from our music classes.
The Opening Ceremony will take place on Friday night at 7.00pm with a ‘Tour of the Wheels’ vintage tour hosted by the talented Lynette Fay and featuring Coíríú.
Sunday will see a Cultural Parade involving all the local clubs and community groups. In between are the all-important competitions taking place over Saturday and Sunday in Primate Dixon Primary School, a Traditional Concert with the wonderful Cuig, Clogher Valley 15-18 Céilí Band, the McKenna family.
There are also céilí and old time dances, set dances, singing sessions and the numerous music sessions that will spring up wherever there’s a spare chair.
If you haven’t been to a Fleadh before it’s something that everyone should experience because it is a unique event in the Irish Calender and you will wonder why you didn’t go before.
A Fleadh is an opportunity to experience the wonderful diversity within Irish Culture, Music and Song where everyone is welcome to join in or to just sit and soak up the atmosphere. No experience required. The Tyrone Fleadh have an entertaining Programme of Events that will delight and enthuse anyone who attends them.
The Competitions have received a record amount of entries and there are sure to be a few All-Ireland winners amongst them. Irish Traditional Music and Culture is experiencing a huge surge in popularity and there will be nowhere better to take part in it than Coalisland on the last weekend in June at the 2014 Fleadh Tir Eoghain.