Traditional Irish Music
Produced by the double IFTA Award-winning team at Gifted Empire Productions, FleadhTV is going from strength to strength this summer. The shows from the four provinces of Ireland, the Connacht, Leinster, Munster & Ulster Fleadh’s have been topping the TG4 ratings in the month of July 2018. Now it’s time to get to the All-Ireland A programme coming from the monster of an event that is Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann has now become one of TG4’s flagship programmes of the year. FleadhTV first appeared on TV screens in 2013 with Fleadh Cheoil taking place in the North of Ireland, for the first time, in Derry (then titled Fleadh Live), in 2017 the series was watched by over 700,000 over the weekend of live shows. However FleadhTV isn’t just a music TV show, it’s one of the leading lights of multiscreen viewing with their social channels exploding with content. On Fleadh week last year, 1 million video views were logged on FleadhTV’s own social networks. In July 2018 alone their social channels had video views of over 500,000, the appetite is there, this is a very social Fleadh!
The FleadhTV shows in August there is an extra show so it’s now running from Thursday 16th August to Sunday 19th August inclusive from 2030hrs to 2330hrs (or when the music stops!) each night. Fleadh Cheoil 2018 will be taking place on the East Coast of Ireland in Drogheda. Acts confirmed to appear on the shows include Zoe Conway, Finnegan McSherry, Duke Special & Ulaid, Rioghnach Connolly, Declan O’Rourke, Karen Casey, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Kíla, The Evertides and Frankie Gavin’s Roaring 20s Irish Orchestra.
All journeys need an inspiring leader and FleadhTV has this in buckets with Hector Ó hEochagáin returning this year to cause mayhem on the Drogheda streets! Joining him in her debut on FleadhTV is renowned musician and gaeilgóir Doireann Ni Ghlacáin. New to the presenting team also is well known RTÉ Radio 1 presenter and lead vocalist from The Evertides Ruth Smith.
So there you have it, summer is sorted with a musical journey “ceol agus caint” from the four corners of Ireland will descend on Drogheda for FleadhTV this August 16-19th. When you’ve come in from the sun, what better way to round off the day with tunes and a whole lot more, this is no ordinary music and online TV show, this is FleadhTV.
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