Moylurg Ceili Band- Sat, 19/08/23 @ 8p.m.
Price : €20
The 2023 Fleadh Cheoil na h’Eireann in Mullingar marks a decade since the Moylurg Ceili Band became All-Ireland champions.
At the 2013 Derry Fleadh Cheoil na h’Eireann, an epic battle with Fermanagh’s finest Knockmore Ceili Band, ended in the first ever recall in a Senior Ceili band competition.
The Moylurg made musical history that night in three ways; the first Roscommon band to win a Senior All-Ireland, the first to win in Northern Ireland and the only senior band to win on a recall. The Moylurg were part of an exciting resurgence in the fortunes of Ceili Bands from north Connacht, following closely in the footsteps of the Inishfree and Dartry Ceili Bands – with whom they have close links. Rooted primarily in Roscommon and Leitrim with ties to Donegal, Galway, Sligo, and the London diaspora, most of the band spent their early days involved in Comhalthas Ceoltiri Eireann and several members are, individually, multiple All-Ireland and regional winners. These days they probably play more concerts than ceilis, reflecting the changing trends of traditional music.