Kíla To Be The Top Attraction At Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí In Milltown

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THE renowned trad act Kíla is coming to Milltown to headline the Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí Street Music Festival on June 22, as part of a huge range of free entertainment over the five days of the fleadh.

Kila have played all over the world, and, while rooted in tradition, they are inspired by a myriad of musical influences worldwide.  The BBC described Kila as “one of the most beautifully euphoric live experiences”, while Bono remarked “you get the feeling Kila lit the fuse for the big bang!”, after seeing them live.

Kila play on the Gig Rig, the open air stage in the square in Milltown. Ronán O’Snodaigh is no stranger to Milltown, having headlined with Liam O’Maonlaoi at the World Bodhrán Championships in 2010.

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The Fleadh organising committee are thrilled to welcome Kila.

“We work hard to promote traditional music and Kila are a perfect act for this year. Our 2019 fleadh theme of “lighting up tomorrow with trad” is encapsulated by everything Kila do”, said PRO Chris Horan.

“Kila are a 21st century trad. group, exploring new avenues of music from all over the world. Though very much steeped in Irish musical traditions, Kila filter influences from all”, added Fleadh Chairman Vincent Prendergast.

Kila headline the Saturday night street music, and will be supported by local groups, with music from 6:30 p.m.  to 11:00 p.m.

The fleadh opens on Wednesday, June 19 and that night will feature the “Singing Club”. Competitions will run throughout the week in the Nagle Rice Community Hall and the Presentation Secondary School.

Thursday night will include sessions in local bars, and Friday night will see the return of The Shandrum Ceili Band for the first of two open-air ceilidh.

Saturday will feature Kila and local acts, while Sunday will be a day-long family day of music and kids’ entertainment.

The ‘Denis Courtney Street Entertainment Competition’ will run during the early afternoon throughout Milltown and novelty acts will be at large also. Uí Bhriain will play from 3 to 6 for the Sunday Ceili and the “Spin City” fairground will be in Milltown all week.

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