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Tuesday 16 October 2018

County fleadh will bring 300 musicians to Bray

Nessa Ní Chonchubhair, Isabelle Ní Annaidh and Tilly Doyle Higgins from Bray Comhaltas.
Nessa Ní Chonchubhair, Isabelle Ní Annaidh and Tilly Doyle Higgins from Bray Comhaltas.

On Saturday, May 19, traditional Irish musicians from all over Wicklow will gather at the BIFE campus on Novara Road, Bray, to compete in the 2018 County Wicklow Fleadh, hosted by Bray Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.

This year, the event will cater for over 300 competitors from Bray, Wicklow town, Roundwood, Aughrim, Avoca and Tinahely, who will participate in 80 competitions in traditional music song and dance scheduled throughout the day.

For all traditional music lovers, this is a wonderful opportunity to hear talented young musicians from 12 years old to experienced advanced players compete for a place in their solo instrumental and group competitions at the Leinster Fleadh in Bagenalstown, Co Carlow in July.

The Wicklow Fleadh is not only for young and more experienced players to measure their skill in competition, it is above all an occasion for local and visiting musicians, friends and family and the general public to celebrate, share and appreciate our rich music, song and dance traditions.

Competitions start at 10 a.m. sharp and are open to the public.

The entry fee is €5 for adults and €3 for children with a family ticket costing €12.

For more information, visit braycce@gmail.com.

Bray People

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