Top 5 acts to catch at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann this year 8 months ago

Top 5 acts to catch at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann this year

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From legends of the Irish music scene, to exciting up-and-coming artists, you do not want to miss these performances.

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Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is set for a glorious return this summer, and it's shaping up to be an incredible few days, celebrating the very best of Irish culture.

This August sees 500,000 visitors descend upon Mullingar in Co. Westmeath for The Homecoming, where punters can expect a world acclaimed programme of events. Choose from traditional music, song, dance and Irish language events, and revel in the unparalleled atmosphere.

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann takes place from 6th to 14th August, and to help you plan your trip, we've put together our top 5 must-see acts.

Sean Keane

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Widely regarded as one of Ireland's best Sean-nós singers, the incomparable Seán Keane is not to be missed at this year's Fleadh Cheoil. Keane will be performing alongside Dervish for a double concert at the Cathedral of Christ the King on Thursday 10th August at 7pm. Tickets cost €32.50, or €20 at the door for under 16s.

Frankie Gavin & De Dannan

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Expect a musical experience like no other as Frankie Gavin & De Dannan take to the Fleadh Cheoil on Thursday 10th August at 9pm. The legendary group will perform at St. Paul's Church, with tickets starting at €30.

Dervish

The world-famous Dervish will join the aforementioned Sean Keane for an unmissable double concert at the Cathedral of Christ the King on Thursday 10th August at 7pm. Expect an incredible musical fusion in this iconic collaboration. Tickets cost €32.50, or €20 at the door for under 16s.

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The Kilkenys

For a dynamic and energetic performance, make sure you catch the traditional folk and ballad band The Kilkennys at this year's Fleadh Cheoil. This band brings a contemporary element to tradition music, and they'll be performing alongside Ríl Óg for a double concert at the Mullingar Arts Centre on Tuesday 8th August. Tickets cost €20.

Seoid & Gerry O'Connor

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Another double concert not to miss at this year's Fleadh Cheoil is Seoid and Gerry O'Connor. Seoid is a Sligo-based trad group, and they'll be joining the acclaimed musician Gerry O'Connor, a true legend of the traditional music scene. Catch these two acts at 8pm on Saturday 12th of August at the Mullingar Arts Centre. Tickets cost €25.

It of course goes without saying that the aforementioned acts are just a small sample of the events to catch this August. For the full lineup, and for more information, head to FleadhCheoil.ie

Brought to you by Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Mullingar, 6th to 14th August