Summer 2001


Ireland’s rich cultural heritage today earns unstinted admiration in international circles. Our achievements in this regard give us an immense pride in ourselves and our ancestors.

Our culture, in its varied and diverse expressions, has been a cohesive and reconciling influence among all communities on the island of Ireland and among the Irish diaspora worldwide.

As we celebrate at Fleadh 2001 in Listowel, we can do so with a sense of confidence that our cultural distinctiveness, while eroded and challenged, is intact: that its richness and appeal are evident and that our young people identify and practise, with innovation and panache, the unique traditional arts which have been handed down from generation to generation.

Irish indigenous arts can give a greater and more lasting expression to Ireland’s progress and status than any economic statistics. It is a vibrant and inclusive expression of patriotism - an investment in our own future which has the potential to produce self-perpetuating devidends for future generations.

The Story of Amhrán na bhFiann The Cultúrlann ‘This Amazing Place’ Ballina Teacher’s Folklore Project The Fight of the Amazighs Mike McHale, Rí na Feadóige A Man of Dignity Scholarship and Dedication Stamps of Approval Comhaltas Tunes up its Archive of Musical Treasures Reflections of a Musical Tradition Marking the 50th in Leads Sisty Years of Dedicated Service Briseann and Dúchas It Pays to Advertise in Treoir Caise Ceoil Hand Crafted Violins Comhaltas Convention O Canada! Owen Smith - Fear Mór The Source Moscow Musicmakers canberra Comhaltas Memories of Swinford Worldwide Websites Uachtaráin an Chomhaltais 1951 - 2001 Tír gan Teanga, tí gan Anam The Taiwan Connection Twenty Years A’Reelin’ Ireland Wicklow Celebrate the ‘50’ Notre Dame: Here Come the Irish 12,000 for Comhaltas Tour Concert Honouring the Master Gleann Geal Corbraí an tSéin The Piano Accordion Beauty or Beast? Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2001 Guinness Gig Rig The Irish Rambling House Tokyo’s Salute to Ireland A Celebration of Cultural Heritage Clonmel Hit the High Note Loe Rowsome’s Roll Book Back to our Roots Remembering PJ Hayes Ancient Words of Wisdom Salting the Intellect Music Exams for America To my Uncle gerald The Origins of our Tunes Tobar na Gluaiseachta Comhairle Chontae na h-Iarmhí Glasgow’s Irish Minstrels The Musical Hanafin Brothers The Concertina in Irish Music