The Connacht Fleadh 201 will take place at NUI Galway next month.
For the first time ever, the Connacht Fleadh Cheoil will be held in Galway City.
The 2017 Connacht Fleadh will be officially launched on Friday, 16 June in NUI Galway by Minister Seán Kyne. Music and refreshments will be available and attendees will get a chance to browse the programme of events that are planned for the Fleadh, which will take place over the weekend of 7-9 July.
It is hoped that this event will showcase the wealth and depth of traditional music, song and dance to the many visitors to the city over a full week leading up to the competition events.
Over 2,000 competitors will take part in the weekend competitions (sean-nós dancing, instrumental music, comhrá gaeilge, grúpaí ceoil, céile bands and more) which will be held in venues throughout NUI Galway with céile and set dancing competitions being held at Town Hall Theatre.
A ‘Trad Trail’ has been organised at venues throughout the Galway Latin Quarter for Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July culminating with a ‘Fleadh Fest’ at the Spanish Arch/Claddagh Basin area on Sunday afternoon.
The Connacht Fleadh will form part of Galway’s bid to host the All Ireland Fleadh 2020.