Fleadhs

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Fleadh Cheoils are Irish Music Competitions run by Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann. There are various types of Fleadh Cheoils which are run throughout the year by local branches but each year there are Regional Qualifying Fleadhs which lead to the National Fleadh (All- Britain Championships) and then to the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil which is always held in Ireland. (World Championships)

Competition categories are Fiddle, Tin Whistle, Flute, Button Accordian, Piano Accordian, Piano, Banjo, Mandolin, Harp, Concertina, Bodhran, Uillean Pipes, Accompaniment instruments, Singing, Singing in Irish, Lilting, & Whistling

Competitions are divided into the following age groups:

Under 12, 12-15,15-18 and over 18(Senior).

Competitions are held for solo performances, slow airs, duets, trios, group ensembles and bands.

Feith an Cheoil regularly compete in Fleadh Cheoils in all competition categories.

Many of our solo performers successfully qualify for the All Britain and All Ireland Championships.