Fleadh2020

Record numbers participate in global virtual fleadh with TG4 and Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

Global, Irish and Fleadh Cheoil communities celebrated a virtual fleadh in style with TG4 and Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann this month. Under normal circumstances, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann would have been in Mullingar with thousands travelling to enjoy ‘The Homecoming’. Fleadh2020 instead was a 4-night celebration of the Fleadh Ceoil broadcast on TG4 in partnership with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, and online communities around the globe participated on social media using the hashtag #Fleadh2020.

Fleadh2020 presented by Dáithí Ó Sé, Doireann Ní Ghlacáin and Kieran Hanrahan was recorded in Mullingar in late July to ensure compliance with Covid-19 guidelines. Irish traditional music giants, Four Men and a Dog, reunited for the special occasion as did legendary duo, Steve Cooney and Séamus Begley. Céilí bands featured in each programme, from Tyrone to Tokyo, The Blackwater, The Moylurg, Crossfields and Tokyo Céilí Bands. From Carna, in Connemara, siblings, Séamus and Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta’s haunting peformance of the sean-nós song ‘Eleanóir a’ Rún’ was the most talked about performance of the four nights with over 430,000 views on social media. Watch here: Eleanóir a’Rún Séamus & Caoimhe Uí Fhátharta.

The series was watched by over 330,000 on TG4. Saturday night 8th August, was the most watched programme, with a share of 6.86% of the viewing audience, and average viewership of 67,500 viewers making it the most watched Fleadh programme on TG4 in the past two years. On the TG4 player, the series has almost 8,000 streams since broadcast. The series is available to view worldwide on the TG4 player here: Fleadh2020 Watch Worldwide.

The online community from every corner of the world participated in the virtual element of the fleadh, creating their own content and joining the celebration using the hashtag #Fleadh2020. There are over 83million impressions of the hashtag, and over 1.4million views to date on social media channels, of which over 120 pieces were user generated content. Watch a montage of performances here: Fleadh2020 Global Montage

Director General of TG4, Alan Esslemont congratulated the success of the Fleadh saying ‘TG4 congratulates the production team, musicians and participants who made ‘Fleadh2020′ happen this year, and to the Fleadh community who engaged online to make Fleadh2020 a vibrant celebration of music and culture, despite restrictions. Fleadh2020 reflects the partnership between TG4 and Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann to showcase the community of talented musicians across the globe who participate in Fleadh Ceoil and we look forward to working together in 2021. Leanann an ceol.’

Labhrás Ó Murchú, Ardstiúrthóir, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann said, ‘Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann could not happen in Mullingar this year but all was not lost. TG4 pulled out all the stops to give us a feast of Fleadh entertainment and memories par excellence as attested to by the huge viewership. This Virtual Fleadh was a musical journey of creativity, talent, innovation, nostalgia and community pride. It was a credit to the enterprising TG4, Comhaltas and Ireland. The Fleadh lives on!’

 

 

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Starting Monday 30th March
Comhaltas will launch an online site for all students of traditional Irish music at all
levels to learn repertoire. The material used for this programme is taken from and
guided by the varying levels of the SCT exam syllabus.

The levels are
1. Elementary Cycle
2. Grade 1-5
3. Grade 6-8.

This online site will help students to continue to
develop their skills while at home. There will be three tunes added per week, one for
each level. You do not need to be entered into the exam system to learn from this site,
developing a person’s repertoire is important for continued progression. You can
access this site at www.sctexams.com.

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SCT Exams 2020 POSTPONED

25th March 2020

 

SCT EXAMS 2020 / COVID 19

We hope that you and your family are safe and well in these unprecedented challenging and worrying times. Go raibh Rath Dé oraibh uilig.

The SCT wish to announce that in line with the Department of Education announcement regarding school closures until after the 19th April and cancellation of Oral and Practical State Examinations, there will be no SCT music examinations during March and April.

We will closely monitor the developing situation and it is our intention, that if possible, we will run Examinations this year.

However, be assured that we will follow all Government guidelines and advice from the HSE and that at all times the safety of Candidates and Examiners is our priority.

Stay safe and keep practising.

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Fleadh Dates 2020

Ceol na nGael 2020

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2019 Comhaltas Music Draw Results

9th December 2019

Crannchur Naisiúnta an Chomhaltais 2019 – Torthaí Results- 2019 Comhaltas National Draw 1ú/ 1st Prize: €5,000

Ticéad/Ticket: 0630 Díoltóir/Seller: CCÉ Youghal , Co. Cork Buaiteoir/Winner: Finbarr Motherway 2ú Duais/2nd Prize: €500

Ticéad/ Ticket No. 1243 Díoltóir/Seller: CCÉ Youghal, Co.Cork Buaiteoir/Winner: Andrea Fresh 3ú Duais/3rd Prize: €250

Ticéad/ Ticket No. 5301 Díoltóir/Seller: CCÉ Murphy Roche, Chicago Buaieoir/Winner: Kell Chole 4ú Duais/4th Prize: Luxury Weekend at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2020, Mullingar

Ticéad/ Ticket No. 05905 Díoltóir/Seller: Craobh Dúglais, Douglas, Co. Cork. Buaiteoir/Winner: Lucin Daly 5ú Duais/5th Prize: 4 Tickets for the Brú Ború Show and Dinner

Ticéad/ Ticket No. 07927 Díoltóir/Seller: CCÉ, na hÓmaigh, Co. Tyrone Buaiteoir/Winner: Caitríona Mhic Cionnaith 6ú Duais /6th Prize: Gift Card €150

Ticéad/ Ticket No. 06455 Díoltóir/Seller: CCÉ, Caiseal Mumhan, Co. Tipperary Buaiteoir/Winner: Deborah Quinn 7ú Duais/ 7th Prize: A Collection of 10 Traditional Music CDs & DVDs

Ticéad/ Ticket No. 0065 Díoltóir/Seller: CCÉ, Youghal, Co. Cork Buaiteoir/Winner: Aaron and Suzanne Dignam. Duais Speisialta: Sellers Prize for CCÉ Units selling 200 or more tickets Buaiteoir: CCÉ Dhún Dealgan, Dundalk Co. Louth.

Le buíochas as ucht na tacaíochta do Chrannchur 2019 agus ag tnúth le Crannchur 2020. CCÉ expresses its thanks to all who supported its 2018 National Draw.

Details on the 2020 Draw will be available shortly.

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Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019

Droichead Átha

Connacht Winners

 

1D Fidil / Fiddle (O18)

1st Dylan Carlos, CCÉ, Caisleán Riabhach, Ros Comáin

3rd Jason MacAonghusa, CCÉ, Tireragh, Sligeach

 

2B Bosca Ceoil / Button Accordion (12-15)

1st Joanne Devaney, CCÉ, Seosamh Mac Gabhann, Maigh Eó

 

2C Bosca Ceoil / Button Accordion (15-18)

2nd Aaron Glancy, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach

3rd Meadhbh O’Neill, CCÉ, Clifden, Gaillimh

 

2D Bosca Ceoil / Button Accordion (O18)

1st Seámus Ó Thiarnáin, CCÉ, Caislean a’Bharraigh, Maigh Eó

 

3B Feadóg Mhór / Flute (12-15)

3rd Conor McDonagh, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach

 

4A Feadóg / Whistle (Faoi 12)

2nd Clodagh Ní Dhalaigh, CCÉ, An Céideadh, Ros Comáin

 

4B Feadóg / Whistle (12-15)

3rd Conor McDonagh, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach

 

6A Consairtín / Concertina (Faoi 12)

3rd Megan Walsh, CCÉ, Coleman, Sligeach

 

6C Consairtín / Concertina (15-18)

3rd Kevin Holmes, CCÉ, Clifden, Gaillimh

 

6D Consairtín / Concertina (O18)

1st Aileen de Búrca, CCÉ, Gort na mBó, Maigh Eó

 

8B Cruit / Irish Harp (12-15)

2nd Hannah Lyons, CCÉ, Caislean a’Bharraigh, Maigh Eó

3rd Caitríona Seoighe, CCÉ, Caislean a’Bharraigh, Maigh Eó

 

8C Cruit / Irish Harp (15-18)

1st Emily Greaney, CCÉ, Lackagh, Gaillimh

 

9C Orgán Béil / Mouth Organ (15-18)

3rd Chris Curran, CCÉ, Gleann Fearna, Liatroma

 

9D Orgán Béil / Mouth Organ (O18)

2nd John Horkan, CCÉ, Michael Davitt, Maigh Eó

 

10B Bainseó / Banjo (12-15)

1st Sinead Johnston, CCÉ, South Sligo, Sligeach

 

11C Maindilín / Mandolin (15-18)

1st Emmet Greaney, CCÉ, Lackagh, Gaillimh

 

13A Mileoidean / Melodeon (Faoi 12)

3rd Seamus O’Fiachra, CCÉ, Admiral Brown, Maigh Eó

 

13B Mileoidean / Melodeon (12-15)

2nd Peadar Ó Sionnaigh, CCÉ, Admiral Brown, Maigh Eó

 

13D Mileoidean / Melodeon (O18)

3rd Chloe Feeney, CCÉ, Cleary Coyne, Maigh Eó

 

14B Rogha Gléas / Miscellaneous (12-15)

2nd Tiarnan Kellegher, CCÉ, Droimseanbhoth, Liatroma

 

14C Rogha Gléas / Miscellaneous (15-18)

3rd Sinéad Duggan, CCÉ, Lackagh, Gaillimh

 

15C Tionlacan / Accompaniment (15-18)

3rd Ava Brogan, CCÉ, Droimseanbhoth, Liatroma

 

17B Drumaí Céilí / Céilí Drums (12-15)

2nd Conor McDonagh, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach

 

17C Drumaí Céilí / Céilí Drums (15-18)

1st Rían Ó Síoradáin, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach

 

18A Foinn Mhalla, Fidil / Fiddle Slow Airs (Faoi 12)

1st Dara Morley, CCÉ, Cleary Coyne, Maigh Eó

 

20D Foinn Mhalla, Feadóg Mhór / Flute Slow Airs (O18)

1st Conor Maheady, CCÉ, Gort na mBó, Maigh Eó

 

21B Foinn Mhalla, Feadóg / Whistle Slow Airs (12-15)

1st Mark Ó Dúnshléibhe, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach

 

21D Foinn Mhalla, Feadóg / Whistle Slow Airs (O18)

2nd Liam Ó Neadán, CCÉ, Baile Shligigh, Sligeach

 

22A Foinn Mhalla, Cruit / Harp Slow Airs (Faoi 12)

2nd Róisín Horkan, Claremorris, Maigh Eó

 

22B Foinn Mhalla, Cruit / Harp Slow Airs (12-15)

2nd Hannah Lyons, CCÉ, Caislean a’Bharraigh, Maigh Eó

 

22C Foinn Mhalla, Cruit / Harp Slow Airs (15-18)

1st Emma Benson, CCÉ, An Céideadh, Ros Comáin

2nd Cliodhna Ní hAonghusa, CCÉ, Caislean a’Bharraigh, Maigh Eó

 

23D Ceol Beirte / Duets (O18)

1st Damien Mac Aonghusa, Jason Mac Aonghusa, CCÉ, Tireragh, Sligeach

 

24B Ceol Trír / Trios (12-15)

3rd Áine Fox, Aodhán Hughes, Cathal Walsh, CCÉ, Caislean a’Bharraigh, Maigh Eó

 

25A Bannaí Céilí / Céilí Band (Faoi 12)

2nd Lackagh Céilí Band, CCÉ, Lackagh, Gaillimh

 

 

25C Bannaí Céilí / Céilí Band (15-18)

3rd Lackagh Céilí Band, CCÉ, Lackagh, Gaillimh

 

25D Bannaí Céilí / Céilí Band (O18)

3rd Knocknashee Céilí Band, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach

 

26A Grúpaí Ceoil (Faoi 12)

3rd The Rolling Waves, CCÉ, Caislean a’Bharraigh, Maigh Eó

 

26B Grúpaí Ceoil (12-15)

2nd The Rolling Waves, CCÉ, Caislean a’Bharraigh, Maigh Eó

 

26D Grúpaí Ceoil (O18)

1st Ceoltóirí Tireragh, CCÉ, Tireragh, Sligeach

 

30E Bannaí Máirseála, Píb / Pipe Marching Bands (Aon Aois/Any Age)

1st Crimlin Batafada Pipe Band, Castlebar, Maigh Eó

 

31B Amhránaíocht ar an Sean Nós (Mná) / Irish Singing (Ladies) (12-15)

1st Éabha Ní Chonghaile, CCÉ, Maigh Cuilinn, Gaillimh

2nd Neasa Nic Dhonnacha, CCÉ, Maigh Cuilinn, Gaillimh

 

31C Amhránaíocht ar an Sean Nós (Mná) / Irish Singing (Ladies) (15-18)

2nd Ailish Fitzpatrick, CCÉ, Carna, Gaillimh

3rd Caoimhe Ní Fhlatharta, CCÉ, Clifden, Gaillimh

 

31D Amhránaíocht ar an Sean Nós (Mná) / Irish Singing (Ladies) (O18)

3rd Louise Gavin, CCÉ, Caislean a’Bharraigh, Maigh Eó

 

32A Amhránaíocht ar an Sean Nós (Fir) / Irish Singing (Men) (Faoi 12)

1st Caoilte Canny, CCÉ, Maigh Cuilinn, Gaillimh

3rd Liam Ó Ceallaigh, CCÉ, Oileán Árainn, Gaillimh

 

32B Amhránaíocht ar an Sean Nós (Fir) / Irish Singing (Men) (12-15)

1st Colm Ó Curraoin, CCÉ, Maigh Cuilinn, Gaillimh

 

32C Amhránaíocht ar an Sean Nós (Fir) / Irish Singing (Men) (15-18)

2nd Paddy Heneghan, CCÉ, Caislean a’Bharraigh, Maigh Eó

 

34A English Singing (Men) / Amhráin Bhéarla (Fir) (Faoi 12)

1st Piarais Mac Céide, CCÉ, Caisleán Riabhach, Ros Comáin

 

34C English Singing (Men) / Amhráin Bhéarla (Fir) (15-18)

2nd Paddy Heneghan, CCÉ, Caislean a’Bharraigh, Maigh Eó

 

34D English Singing (Men) / Amhráin Bhéarla (Fir) (O18)

2nd Eoin Cormican, CCÉ, Ballinasloe, Gaillimh

3rd Damian McKenna, CCÉ, Derrylin, Fear Manach

 

35A Feadaíl / Whistling (Faoi 12)

3rd Kevin Henry, CCÉ, Seosamh Mac Gabhann, Maigh Eó

 

35C Feadaíl / Whistling (15-18)

2nd Ryan Gaffney, CCÉ, Admiral Brown, Maigh Eó

 

36A Portaireacht / Lilting (Faoi 12)

3rd Ava Egan, CCÉ, Belclare, Gaillimh

 

36C Portaireacht / Lilting (15-18)

1st Patrick Egan, CCÉ, Belclare, Gaillimh

 

 

40A Rince Céilí Ochtair, Mná / 8-Hand Céilí Dancing, Ladies (Faoi 12)

2nd Cáilíní Cora Droma Rúisc A, CCÉ, Droim a’Snámh, Liatroma

 

44A Rince Seit, Mná / Full Set, Ladies (Faoi 12)

3rd Abbeyknockmoy, Gaillimh

 

44B Rince Seit, Mná / Full Set, Ladies (12-15)

2nd Abbeyknockmoy, Gaillimh

 

44C Rince Seit, Mná / Full Set, Ladies (15-18)

2nd Abbeyknockmoy, Gaillimh

 

44D Rince Seit, Mná / Full Set, Ladies (O18)

3rd Abbeyknockmoy, Gaillimh

 

45A Rince Seit, Measctha / Full Set, Mixed (Faoi 12)

3rd Cr. An Choisdellibhe A, CCÉ, Cr. an Choisdellibhe/Roisin Bn Uí Cheallaigh, Maigh Eó

 

45B Rince Seit, Measctha / Full Set, Mixed (12-15)

3rd Cr. An Choisdellibhe, CCÉ, Cr. an Choisdellibhe/Roisin Bn Uí Cheallaigh, Maigh Eó

 

45C Rince Seit, Measctha / Full Set, Mixed (15-18)

1st Cr. An Choisdellibhe, CCÉ, Cr. an Choisdellibhe/Roisin Bn Uí Cheallaigh, Maigh Eó

 

46F Rince Leathsheit Measctha / Half Set, Mixed (Faoi 18)

1st Cr. An Choisdellibhe/Roisin Bn. Uí Cheallaigh A, CCÉ, Cr. an Choisdellibhe/Roisin Bn Uí Cheallaigh, Maigh Eó

 

 

48A Rince ar an Sean-Nós (Faoi 12)

1st Dara Morley, CCÉ, Cleary Coyne, Maigh Eó

 

48B Rince ar an Sean-Nós (12-15)

2nd Peadar Ó Sionnaigh, CCÉ, Admiral Brown, Maigh Eó

3rd Catherine Cullen, CCÉ, Droim a’Snámh, Liatroma

 

48C Rince ar an Sean-Nós (15-18)

2nd Éadaoin Ní Mhainín, CCÉ, Clifden, Gaillimh

 

48D Rince ar an Sean-Nós (O18)

1st Rian Ó Biastaigh, CCÉ, Baile Ros Comáin, Ros Comáin

3rd Lillie Crossley, CCÉ, Droim a’Snámh, Liatroma

 

49I Comhrá Gaeilge (11-13)

3rd Rónán Ó Murchú, Gealscoil Uileog de Búrca, Maigh Eó

 

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