Event Details

Dunboyne Fleadh Na Mí

Time: May 14, 2015 at 8pm to May 17, 2015 at 12pm
Location: Dunboyne County Meath
Street: Main Street
City/Town: Dunboyne
Website or Map: https://www.facebook.com/page…
Phone: dunboyne@comhaltas.ie
Event Type: fleadh, cheoil
Organized By: Marcus de Blachual
Latest Activity: May 13, 2015

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Event Description

The Meath Fleadh which runs from 14th to 17th of May promises to be an important occasion for Meath musicians and dancers to compete and perform in sessions and competitions. Dunboyne Branch of Comhaltas Ceóltóirí Éireann are delighted to be hosting the event for a second year in a row. Last year was a great  success and there’s no doubt that Dunboyne Village lends itself very well to staging such an event. The Dunboyne Comhaltas Committee have been working very hard to make this a top class Fleadh Cheoil for participants and spectators. The committee hopes that the activities in the Fleadh will inspire everybody and promote all aspects of the culture to thrive in County Meath and Dunboyne. 

The Dunboyne Branch of Comhaltas was founded in late 2003 by Teresa Dunne and Carol -Ann Milner. It is still one of Meath’s youngest branches and the current Cathaoirleach steering the ship is Jacinta Ní Chongaile. Jacinta teaches is the local gaelscoil and is also one of Dunboyne Comhaltas music teachers. She brings valuable experience and being fluent in the Irish language enhances the cultural influence within the branch. Jacinta also represents Dunboyne at county level.

Since 2004, Dunboyne Comhaltas has been providing a full range of instrument lessons. Carol-Anne who is fondly remembered as a very passionate and dedicated supporter of irish music, worked hard in the Dunboyne branch until her untimely death in 2005. She is sadly missed by the Dunboyne musical community. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. Her great friend and co-founder Teresa Dunne is still playing a major part in running the Dunboyne comhaltas along with the committee. 

Last year one of our young members Brendan Rowan made it all the way to the All Ireland Fleadh in Sligo and came third in the slow air flute competitions. We were very proud to have a winner in the All Ireland Fleadh and aspire to do the same again. We had several competitors playing in the Leinsters as well. In Dunboyne there are a lot of young talent emerging and interest in the Irish music and dance culture is increasing all the time. At the moment there is steady and progressive work going on with the teachers with students in Dunboyne Comhaltas and we have no doubt that new winners will emerge in the near future. 

Hosting the Dunboyne Fleadh has brought new focus on what Dunboyne Comhaltas can offer as a music community and we have no doubt that the demand for classes and teachers with increase for next season as a result. Dunboyne Comhaltas will be offering classes again this September in a range of instruments. These classes are exceptional value for money and the teachers are accomplished and dedicated people with the development of young talent a top priority. All enquires can be made to dunboyne@comhaltas.net


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