Fleadh Nua 2009 - Saturday, 23 May

Classes, Competitions, Concerts, Festivals, Sessions, Dancing

23 May 2009
10:00 AM
Co. Clare
Doreen Norris
065 6824276
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Fleadh Nua 2009 - Saturday, 23 May

Saturday’s Fleadh Nua entertainment continues with open air gig-rig performances, street sessions, céilís, etc as listed below.
However, a highlight of the day’s activities has to be the Kilfenora Céilí Band Glór concert.
100 years in the business, the Kilfenora Céilí Band will be celebrating their centenary at the Glór Irish Music Centre. From village parties in the early 1900s to bigger dances in the 1930s, broadcasts in the 1940s, commercial recordings in the 1950s, foreign tours in the 1960s right down to their current international profile, each new generation slots seamlessly into the groove of their forebears. Add to this three back-to-back All-Ireland Céilí Band titles in 1954, 1955 & 1956 and again in 1993, 1994 & 1995 and this has to be unquestionably the best Céilí Band of all time.
The group can follow its roots back into the late 1800s. At the time, Music was an important feature of life in rural Ireland. Kilfenora boasted a fine brass band, which gradually evolved into a dance band. Its story is the story of Irish music itself. The Kilfenora features fiddles, flutes, banjo, and squeezeboxes, with what “Folk Roots” magazine called “one of the tightest rhythm sections in the world”. The Kilfenora have consolidated their position as one of the world’s greatest and longest running Irish céilí bands. They have visited Britain, Northern Ireland, Europe and the U.S.

More details on the concert are available on the Glór website and tickets can be purchased on-line. Tickets can also be booked by phone from the Glór Box Office on +353 (0)65 6843103 or e-mail

A summary of other Fleadh Nua events on Saturday, 23rd May is as follows:-

Time Location Event
11:00-18:00 O’Connell Square Gig Rig - Outdoor Street Entertainment
13:00 Cois na hAbhna Comórtas Rince
14:00 Holy Family School Pléaracha & Scoraíocht
14:00 Sanctuary Set Dancing Classes with Michael Mahony
13:30 Old Ground Hotel Storytelling with Eddie Lenihan
14:30 Old Ground Hotel Singers Club
15:00 Old Ground Hotel Irish classes
20:00 Glór Celebrity Concert with the Kilfenora Céilí Band
21:30 Old Ground Hotel Singers Club
22:00 Cois na hAbhna Céilí with Turloughmore Ceilí Band
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