Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann DVD 2009
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, now one of the greatest cultural festivals in the world, was hosted in August 2009 for the third successive year in Tullamore Co. Offaly. The week-long festival of Irish culture, attracting over 1/4 million people and 10,000 musicians from many parts of the world, reflects the extraordinary success of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann since its formation in 1951 to help preserve our cultural traditions.
The tremendous work and innovation of the organising committee and the warmth and hospitality of the people of Tullamore in hosting this huge turnout of musicians, singers, dancers and followers of Irish culture ensures that Fleadh 2009 will be remembered as one of the greatest in the history of Comhaltas.
This DVD, almost 3 hours in duration, captures much of the atmosphere and activities of the Fleadh — the concerts, competitions, informal sessions reflecting the different generations of musicians and including many All-Ireland champions, etc.
DVD approx. 3 hours.
See our weekly TV-style trad programme ComhaltasLive on the internet at http://comhaltaslive.ie
Recorded and produced by Fogarty Television Productions, 086 2580823.
These DVDs are now available from Comhaltas Head Office for €25 plus €3 Euro packing/postage within Ireland, €3.50 outside. The NTSC version of the DVD is €30. DVDs of previous Fleadhanna are available from Comhaltas in PAL or NTSC (USA) formats.