It was an exciting and successful weekend of competitions, concerts, céilithe and sessions as the Comhaltas 64th Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann was celebrated by an estimated 400,000 throughout Sligo.
The biggest event to have ever been hosted in Sligo, organisers estimate that attendance was up 30% on the previous year.
Sligo seemed to pulse with Irish rhythm and revelry as age-old traditions were celebrated by fresh generations.
The Fleadh Cheoil featured a week-long festival of fun with over 250 events and in excess of 8,000 competitors taking part in the All Ireland Fleadh competitions. Sligo spared no effort ensuring an entertaining event-packed programme that brought the world’s premier festival of Irish traditional music to a whole new level that will long be remembered by all who witnessed it.
Ballycastle musician Peadar Connor, from Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Ballycastle, took third place in the clarinet section for under 12.
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2016 will be hosted by the town of Ennis in Co. Clare, taking place from 14th – 21st August next year.
For all the results and further details on the Fleadh and competitions, visit www.fleadhcheoil.ie