6 June 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

FOLLOWING its outstanding success last year, the County Fleadh returned to Monaghan town last weekend, where a wealth of traditional talent was celebrated. The organisers were lucky to have the facilities of Monaghan Education Campus at their disposal, a venue which meant that they weren’t at the mercy of the elements, bearing in mind the Irish summers which have been endured in recent years.
The festival began on Thursday with a well-attended bilingual quiz in Gaelscoil Ultain. Friday’s launch by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys took place in the Market House, where patrons enjoyed a traditional music recital and seisiún in a beautiful venue.
The main focus of the Fleadh are the competitions on Saturday, and from early morning families carried a wide range of instruments into the 13 competition venues at Gaelscoil Ultain, where competitors took part in traditional music, song, dance, and comhrá in the hope of qualification for the Ulster Fleadh to be held in Dromore in July.
Comhaltas Chondae Mhuineacháin has a strong record of success at the Ulster Fleadh, and there is no reason to think it will be any different ….

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