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FLEADH 64 - 50th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL

16
May
2014

16 May 2014 00:00 - 18 May 2014 06:00

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Clones Town



FLEADH 64 - 50th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL

FLEADH 64 - 50th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL

Programme:

  • Friday 16th – Official Opening with Concert, followed by sessions in local venues
  • Saturday 17th – Music Performances by Chris Droney on Concertina; Singing with Len Graham; Brian McGrath on Banjo; and Sean Nos Dancing with Colin Butler (all performances taking place 12pm – 6pm)
  • - Junior Music Session at 6pm
  • - Ceili Mor in Creighton Hotel at 9pm
  • - Reminiscence & Storytelling session at 7pm
  • - Sessions in local venues
  • Sunday 18th – Seisiun Mor on the Diamond from 2.30pm – dancing, singing
  • - Sessions in local venues

Did you know Clones hosted the All Ireland Fleadh in 1964? In fact Clones has hosted 2 All Ireland Fleadhs – 1964 and 1968. Fleadh 1964 is widely believed to be one of the best All Ireland Fleadhs or the first ‘big’ Fleadh in terms of attendees. On the Whit weekend of 16th- 18th May 1964, an estimated 60,000 visitors greeted Clones town. The weekend was blest with good weather and visitors began pouring in on the Friday evening. Newspaper reports and people’s memories of the weekend are that of great hospitality and honesty from the people of Clones.

We are presently planning a 50th Anniversary Festival of All Ireland Fleadh 1964 in Clones to take place weekend 16th – 18th May 2014. The Festival will celebrate the uniqueness and greatness of Irish traditional music, song and dance in various venues throughout Clones.

As part of the Festival, we are putting together an exhibition of 1964 Fleadh. We are currently looking for photographs, newspaper cuttings, memorabilia, programmes etc of Fleadh '64.


If you have anything or know of someone who may have items which we can borrow (we will scan in photos etc and return immediately).

Contact Details:

Tel: Pat McCabe 086 664 5109 or Deirdriu McQuaid 086 240 6587

Email : martinmccabecce@gmail.com

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