A Magnificent Five-in-a-Row for “Crossfields” Céilí Band

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.)

More Local Fleadh Cheoil Success

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.

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Magnificent Successes at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019

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.)

Muireann O’Connor of Cullen (daughter of Helena and Frank) All-Ireland Winner of the Flute Slow Air Competition in Drogheda.
All Ireland Under 12 Céilí Band Champions “Crossfields”. Also included with the Wonderfully Talented Winners is their splendidly dedicated Coach – Alan Finn.

All Ireland Success for Siobhán, Darragh, Leah, Marie and Anna

Congratulations to Siobhán Ní Chróinín who won the Corn Stiofáin Uí hEalaoire for Scéalaíocht.  for Scéalíocht (15-18) in Drogheda last Sunday at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019 in Drogheda.

Also, congratulations to Darragh Twomey, Leah Murphy, Marie O’Neill, and Anna Buckley, who also won at the Fleach Cheoil, in the Ceili Band Competition (15-18) as part of the Crossfields Ceili Band.

All that on top of the Under 12 Set which finished second during the week, and Muireann O’Connor of Cullen won the Flute Slow Air Competition (U12) and the  Crossfield Ceili Band Under 12s also won the Ceili Band Competition.

[read more …] “All Ireland Success for Siobhán, Darragh, Leah, Marie and Anna”

A Fleadh to Remember for Leah

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  🎶 🎻 👍 😀 😀

 

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Magnificent Prestigious All-Ireland Award for Diarmuid Cronin, Laught, Rathcoole

Sincere Congratulations to Diarmuid Cronin, Laught, Rathcoole who won the U18 Storytelling Competition at The All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil at the weekend in Drogheda.  What a truly magnificent achievement by the wonderfully talented Diarmuid.  His late grandparents Diarmuid and Nora Creedon would have been so very proud of such a prestigious award for their grandson.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Storyteller Supreme Diarmuid Cronin First at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Diarmuid Cronin of Laught, Rathcoole who achieved First Place in the recent All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil Under-15 Storytelling Competition in Ennis, Co. Clare. Diarmuid’s late Grandparents – Diarmuid and Nora Creedon would have been so very proud of such an excellent achievement. Sincere congratulations to Storyteller Supreme Diarmuid and indeed to the many local wonderfully talented young people who were so successful in the prestigious national event. Click on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)

All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil English Singing Winner

Congratulations to Caít Ní Shúilleabháin Millstreet Comhaltas who won 1st in English singing at the All Ireland Fleadh last weekend pictured with her teacher Elle Marie O’Dwyer.

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Superb Local Successes at Fleadh Cheoil 2017 in Ennis

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 TimeSincere 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”

Millstreet Set Dancers – Second at the Fleadh Cheoil

2016-08-21 Millstreet Set Dancers, second at the Fleadh CheoilCongratulations 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.

Also a special mention to Katie O’ Sullivan, of Millstreet Comhaltas (U12 Irish Sean nÓs Singing) who won the Bronze Medal. [full results] [read more …] “Millstreet Set Dancers – Second at the Fleadh Cheoil”

Patrick wins two All Ireland Gold Medals at the Fleadh Cheoil

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!2016-08-21 Patrick O'Callaghan Fleadh Cheoil 03

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Shandrum Céilí Band Wins the All-Ireland for a Second Year

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.)

Millstreet Set Dancers to Compete in the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil

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!!
Best of Luck to Millstreet Set Dancers competing in the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in the West County Hotel, Ennis this Friday

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Every Success to Millstreet Participants at Fleadh Cheoil 2016 in Ennis

We wish every success to the many wonderfully talented musicians, singers and dancers from Millstreet Parish who will be participating this week at Ennis in the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil 2016. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
We wish every success to the many wonderfully talented musicians, singers and dancers from Millstreet Parish who will be participating this week at Ennis in the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil 2016. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Anna Buckley at the Munster Fleadh Cheoil in Listowel


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]

Millstreet Set Dancers qualify for the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil

2016-07-20 Millstreet Set Dancers who qualified for the All Ireland Fleadh FinalsCongratulations 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 Dancers qualify for All Ireland Fleadh in Ennis

2016-07-18 Cullen Set Dancers qualify for All Ireland Fleadh in EnnisCullen 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.

Success at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann

2015-08-16 Patrick O'Callaghan With the Kilcummin U18 Set which won gold at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Sligo
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann champions 2015!! Congratulations to Patrick O’Callaghan from Millstreet who danced with Kilcummin at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Sligo at the weekend, and achieved a Gold All Ireland medal in the under 18 mixed set. Patrick also achieved a silver All Ireland medal at the weekend in the half set under 18 competition. He also got gold medal last year in the under 18 Half Set.
2015-08-16 Shandrum Céilí Band who just gave a superb performance after their victory on TG4 - includes Tadgh O'Sullivan of Millstreet Pipe Band 03
Congratulations to Tadgh O’Sullivan, one of the tenor drummers with Millstreet Pipe Band, who became an All Ireland Champion with the Shandrum Ceilí Band (playing the concertina) who were crowned Senior champions in Sligo yesterday. They also gave a superb performance after their victory on TG4. See it on the TG4 Player, from 2:24:30 to 2:28:30. (In fact the whole three hours is a treat for anyone interested in Irish music song and dance)
2015-08-16 Crossfields Céili Band - 3rd in the U15s at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Sligo
Congratulations to Darragh Twomey, Aubane; Leah Murphy, Anna Buckley and Aoife Buckley from Rathcoole, who were all playing with the Crossfields Céilí Band who came third in the U15 Céilí Band competition. (The Crossfields Céilé Band also won the U18 competition)

2015-08-15 James Linehan - second at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann at the BodhránAgain 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)

2015-08-23 Congratulations to Daniel O' Callaghan (Rathcoole) and Darren Kiely (Millstreet) members of the U18 Crossfields Céilí Band Freemount that won at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann

 

Second at the Bodhrán

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

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Patrick O’Callaghan Wins All-Ireland Award at Fleadh Cheoil 2014 in Sligo

Sincere congratulations to Patrick O'Callaghan (pictured 4th from l eft) from Millstreet who danced at the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo and won the prestigious All-Ireland Award in the Under-18 Half Set with his three other wonderfully talented friends - Kelly O'Sullivan, Conor Coffey and Niamh McSweeney from Kilcummin, Co. Kerry.   Very special thanks to John, Mary and Adrian Moriarty for their superbly dedicated training throughout the year.  We thank Margaret O'Callaghan of Claramore, Millstreet for the appreciated picture and the information.  Click on the image to enlarge.
Sincere congratulations to Patrick O’Callaghan (pictured 4th from left) from Millstreet who danced at the recent All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Sligo and won the prestigious All-Ireland Award in the Under-18 Half Set with his three other wonderfully talented friends – Kelly O’Sullivan, Conor Coffey and Niamh McSweeney from Kilcummin, Co. Kerry. Very special thanks to John, Mary and Adrian Moriarty for their superbly dedicated training throughout the year. We thank Margaret O’Callaghan of Claramore, Millstreet for the appreciated picture and the information. Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Grúpa Ceoil Fleadh Cheoil Winners

Tadhg O Sullivan, Killian Linehan, Sarah Dennehy, Darren Kiely & Daniel O Callaghan  memembers of Freemount Comhaltas with the U18 Groupa Ceoil  Cup.-1000Young 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)

Maggie wins at the Fleadh Cheoil

2014-08-16 Maggie Moynihan won the U12 Singing at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Sligo - with her tutor Annmarie O'RiordanA huge congratulations to Maggie Moynihan, Cullen won the Comhaltas Singing competition for children under 12yrs at Fleadh Cheoil Sligo 2014 over the weekend.

Maggie’s singing tutor is the very well known and superbly talented Annmarie O’Riordan from Rathcoole.

No doubt the start of many successes for both of them !!!

(Many thanks to Hannah for letting us know)

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Champion Maggie is the toast of Cullen – Young Maggie blazed a path to national glory at the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo and …  (30th Aug) |

Great Success for Leah in All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil

Leah who represented munster in the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Derry on august 17th last. She did her County and Provence proud by achieving 2nd place in the under12 English Singing competition.
Leah Murphy of  Rathcoole who represented Munster in the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Derry on 17th August 2013….She did her County and Province proud by achieving 2nd place in the under-12 English Singing Competition.   Sincere congratulations to Leah.  Click on image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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]

All-Ireland Fleadh Winners: Cross Fields U15 Céilí Band


Congratulations to Daniel O’ Callaghan (Millstreet Community school / Rathcoole, second from left in the photo above) and to all the members of Cross Fields Céilí band (Freemount), winners of the U15 Céilí Band Competition at the All- Ireland Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Cavan last weekend. Daniel plays the fiddle for the band.