Pictured below is the superbly talented U18 Crossfields Céilí Band after their splendid win in Drogheda at the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann on Sunday, 18th August 2019…Hugely thrilled! 🙂 Local members of this Band are Marie O’Neill, Darragh Twomey, Anna Buckley & Leah Murphy. Our picture also includes Alan Finn, Coach supreme. Nine members of this Band are in their last year of U18 competition thus they were so delighted to have been part of the magnificent Five-in-a-Row Winning Céilí Band. We thank Bridget Buckley for the picture and caption information. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Well done to all who participated in the recent Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. Congratulations to Eddie Kiely who won the O18 guitar accompaniment in Drogheda with Tadhg O’Sullivan Millstreet. Congratulations to Katie O’Sullivan Cullen U15 English Singing, and also to Diarmuid Cronin Rathcoole U18 Storytelling.
The CD celebrating 40 years of Millstreet Comhaltas 2019 for sale in Coleman’s, Wordsworth, Munster Fire and Safety, O’Leary Butchers and Herlihy’s Centra featuring local participants. All proceeds to Millstreet Comhaltas children learning traditional music. Enrol next month, learn to play an instrument, win new friends and join in the craic.
We thank Helena and Frank O’Connor for kindly sharing these three splendid images captured at the recent Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019 held in Drogheda. Sincere congratulations to All the superbly talented Winners. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Leah Murphy from Laught had some weekend at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Drogheda. Firstly on Saturday she was part of the mighty Crossfield Ceili Band that won first place in the U18 Céili Band competition (Marie O’Neill, Anna Buckley, Darragh Twomey, Aubane, were also members of the band). Then on to Sunday, and with three solo competitions to play in, she got placed in all three!! 2nd place in Fiddle Slow Airs, 2nd place in English Singing, and 3rd place in Rogha Ghléas. Mighty going , we’re delighted and so proud 🎶 🎻 👍 😀 😀
Anne Maria Lyons has kindly informed us of just some of the splendid success stories from this year’s Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Ennis over the weekend. We also thank Anne Maria for the attached pictures taken in Ennis. Patrick Buckley (pictured holding the winning cup on left) and Claire Lyons (pictured at centre front) were in the Under-15 Céilí Band who won the All-Ireland while Darragh Twomey was in the winning Under-18 Band. Music Teacher Alan Finn is pictured in front. We shall later feature the amazingly successful Shandrum Céilí Band who made history in winning the All-Ireland Senior Band Event for the Third Time! Sincere congratulations to all the wonderfully talented musicians. This also includes Katie O’Sullivan of Cullen winning in the Under-12 English Singing and Diarmuid Cronin of Laught, Rathcoole who won the Under-15 Story Telling Competition. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Superb Local Successes at Fleadh Cheoil 2017 in Ennis”
Congratulations to Millstreet Set Dancers who won Silver in the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil 2016 in Ennis (Rince Seit (Mná) / Full Set (Ladies) 12-15). A fantastic achievement!! Well done girls!
Back row – Niamh Tarrant, Katie Healy, Leah Saunders, Hannah Keane, Hannah O’ Regan. Front row – Orla Twomey, Gemma O’ Regan, Abby Ring.
Massive congratulations to Patrick O’Callaghan from Millstreet and the Kilcummin Dancers on their success at the Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis! Patrick won two All-Ireland gold titles this weekend, one in the u18 mixed-set and another gold All Ireland title in the u18 half-set. He has won 5 gold all ireland titles in the past 3 years with Kilcummin!
Millstreet’s Tadhg O’Sullivan has won yet another All-Ireland medal with the Shandrum Céilí Band, who won the Senior Band competition for the 2nd year in a row in Ennis on Sunday night – the standard of music was unbelievably high but the Shandrum were truly deserving of first place -The attached video is of their performance after their win at the gig rig which officially closed the Fleadh. We thank Miriam O’Sullivan for this wonderful news and for sharing the video. Sincere congratulations to Tadhg on such a hugely prestigious win – for the second year in a row! (S.R.)
Best of Luck to Millstreet Set Dancers competing in the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in the West County Hotel, Ennis this Friday!
Also, we wish all other members of the Millstreet Ceoltas Branch luck in their competitions over the weekend!
Please get behind your local teams and show them your support!!
At a street session at Munster Fleadh Cheoil in Listowel, Co. Kerry, on Saturday 16th July 2016, a selection of reels “The Dublin reel” and “Greg’s pipes” played by fiddle player Anna Buckley from Rathcoole, Millstreet, Co. Cork and Cian Broderick from Rockchapel, Co. Cork on concert flute. [comhaltas.ie]
Congratulations to Millstreet Set Dancers who qualified for the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil this weekend at the Munster Fleadh in Listowel. L-R Aoibhinn Linehan, Gemma O’Regan, Abby Ring, Hannah Keane, Katie Healy, Niamh Tarrant, Leah Saunders, Hannah O’ Regan, Orla Twomey
Cullen Set with their Teacher in great form after qualifying in the Munster Fleadh to go through to the All Ireland Fleadh in Ennis in August. L-R: Katie Morley, Emily Nagle, Amy Hickey, Triona Mangan, Anna Moynihan, Molly Morley, Emma Herlihy, Megan and Cathy Kiely.
Again Congratulations to James Linehan, second in the under 18 Bodhrán (who we mentioned on Saturday), and to all the others who competed in Sligo: Liam Ó Cróinín (Sean Nós Singing in Irish, 15-18); Mairéad Ní Mhuíneacháin (Songs in English, 12-15); Conchubhar Ó Linneacháin (Accompaniment, over 18); Tadhg Ó Súilleabháin (Trios, over 18); (there may be m ore we’re not aware of) … it’s quite an achievement to even get there in the first place ! Full Results are on the Fleadh website: fleadhcheoil.ie/results
Also a belated congratulations to Siobhain Buckley to of Rathcoole on coming first in the Irish Harp Slow Airs Over-18 All-Ireland competition. She was competing with Freemount Comhaltas.
(updated 1st Sept) Congratulations also to Daniel O’ Callaghan (Rathcoole) and Darren Kiely (Millstreet) members of the Crossfields Céilí Band Freemount who won the U18 title at Fleadh Ceoil na hÉireann in Sligo .(below)
A huge congratulations must go to James Linehan of Millstreet Comhaltas Branch, who has finished second in the U18 Bodhrán at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Sligo yesterday (Saturday), and much praise must also go to the others from Sráid that competed today.
… And of course, the very best of luck too to those whose turn it is over the weekend.
Update (Saturday): Contrats to Patrick O’Callaghan, whose U18 Mixed Set came away with top honours (dancing with Kilcummin). Patrick won gold last year also in the U18 Half set
Young musicians from Millstreet who are members of the Crossfields Céilí Band (Freemount Comhaltas) which won the U18 Grúpa Ceoil (Gerald Whelan Memorial Cup) at the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo yesterday. They are Tadhg O Sullivan, Killian Linehan, Sarah Dennehy, Darren Kiely & Daniel O Callaghan. Tadhg, Darren, & Daniel were also part of the 15 – 18 Ceili Band that finished 2nd. (with thanks to Geraldine Dennehy for this article)
Also congratulations to the Linehan brothers Donal and Conor who brought home trophies from the Fleadh: Donal won the Senior Melodeon title, while Conor was second in the Senior Accompaniment [full results]