Five Days Of Fleadh Cheoil Kicks Off Tonight In Tralee

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(click to enlarge) The committee and well wishers of the Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí 2017 at the launch of the event at The Ashe Hotel two weeks ago. Photo by Dermot Crean

TRALEE will be awash with trad musicians over the next five days as the Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí comes to town for the second year in a row.

The event is set to be a big economic boost to the town with thousands of visitors over the rest of the week.

It all starts tonight with the official opening in the The Rose with a concert featuring top class musicians from all parts of Kerry.

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Other highlights include street entertainment throughout, an outdoor céilí in the Square on Friday night, music in pubs and a closing ceremony with music in the Square on Sunday night.

Of course there’ll be loads of competitions taking place in various venues. Scroll down to see the programme for the next five days.

Dé Céadaoin – Wednesday May 17th

8pm   Official Opening in Rose Hotel.

Opening by Tadhg O’Maolcatha Cathaoirleach Comhairle na Mumhan

Followed by Family Performance Concert with Special Guests

Special Guest Dick Beamish will  MC the Concert

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Déardaoin – Thursday May 18th

4pm Céilí & Set Dancing Competitions – Mount Brandon Hotel

7pm – 8.30pm Street Entertainment – The Square

9pm Singing Club – The Blasket, Castle Street

Dé hAoine – Friday May 19th

4pm Céilí & Set Dancing Competitions – Mount Brandon Hotel

5pm Sean Nós Dancing Competitions – Mount Brandon Hotel

5pm – 7pm Street Entertainment competition – Various Venues

7.30pm Winners of Street Entertainment announced followed by Performance of winning group – The Square

8pm – 10.30pm Outdoor Céilí with Neily O’Connor – The Square

Dé Sathairn – Saturday May 20th

10am Competitions – Mercy Mounthawk School, Tralee

12pm – 6pm Street Entertainment – The Square

6pm – 8pm Trad Band “No Strings Attached” – The Square

8pm – 10pm Trad Band “Southern Trad” – The Square

Dé Domhnaigh – Sunday May 21st

9am Aifreann Tradisiúnta í Séipéal Naomh Eoin

10.30am Competitions – Mercy Mounthawk School, Tralee.

12.30pm – 3pm Street Entertainment  – The Square

3pm – 6pm Céilí with Uí Bhriain – The Square

6pm – 7pm Closing ceremony and Music – The Square

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