Cork winners at this years Comhaltas All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil, in Droheda

19 August 2019
By Bryan Smyth
bryan@TheCork.ie

Competitions, concerts, céilithe, sessions and more at Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019

It was an exciting and successful week of competitions, concerts, céilithe, sessions and more at the 2019 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

Over 500,000 people thronged the streets of Drogheda over the past eight days, while tens of thousands of people attended the special opening by President Michael D Higgins. The town pulsed with Irish rhythm and revelry as age-old traditions were celebrated by new generations and the vibrancy of the Fleadh emanated throughout the streets.

This is the second year in succession that Drogheda hosted the All-Ireland Fleadh. In 2020 it will be moving to Mullingar. Every year, the Fleadh provides a cultural meeting place for those who carry the great traditions of Irish music, song and dance in their hearts.

Lolo Robinson, Chairperson of the Fleadh Executive Committee said, “What a wonderful week we have had at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann here in Drogheda. It has been such a pleasure to host the Fleadh for the last two years. Memories have been made that will last a lifetime and the legacy of the Fleadh is the increased interest in traditional Irish music, song and dance that will last for generations to come.

She continued, “We would like to wish the organisors of the 2020 Fleadh in Mullingar every success and look forward to joining them for the 70th Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann”

Dr Labhrás Ó’Murchú, Ardstiúrthóir, Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Éireann said, “‘When Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann commenced in 1951 it was obviously a very small event. In the intervening years the Fleadh has grown to be a Festival of world proportions. It emphasises how our childhood traditions have proposed in the intervening years, and today played a significant role in tourism with over 25% of the 500,0000 attending, coming from out of state.’”

At the core of the Fleadh are the competitions that see traditional musicians, dancers, singers and story tellers of all ages and backgrounds competing at All-Ireland level, following victories at regional competitions.

This year over 7,000 competitors played, sang or danced for All-Ireland titles in 180 competitions. The standards were high and the music more than lived up to the expectations of judges who had a very difficult job choosing winners for each category and competition.

Scoil Éigse, the official summer school organised by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, ran throughout the week with almost 900 Irish and international students of all ages taking part in various music, singing, dancing and Irish language classes.

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann will in take place in Mullingar in 2020.

For all the results and further details on the Fleadh and competitions, visit www.fleadhcheoil.ie.

Cork / Corcaigh – Competition winners

1B Fidil / Fiddle (12-15) 1st Cillian Ó Cathasaigh, CCÉ, Niall Ó Cathasaigh, Baile an Chollaigh, Corcaigh

5A CairdínPianó / Piano Accordion (Faoi 12) 3rd Ciarán Mac an Bháird, CCÉ, Beal Átha an Spidéal, Corcaigh

6A Consairtín / Concertina (Faoi 12) 1st Eabha Ní Mhurchú, CCÉ, Niall Ó Cathasaigh, Baile an Chollaigh, Corcaigh

7C Píb Uilleann / Uilleann Pipes (15-18) 2nd Naoise Ó Mearáin, CCÉ, Niall Ó Cathasaigh, Baile an Chollaigh, Corcaigh

10A Bainseó / Banjo (Faoi 12) 1st Rían Mac Cárthaigh, CCÉ, Baile Núis, Corcaigh

10A Bainseó / Banjo (Faoi 12) 3rd Tadhg O’Riordan, CCÉ, Baile Núis, Corcaigh

10B Bainseó / Banjo (12-15) 3rd Eóin Ó Tornóir, CCÉ, Craobh Chronáin, Corcaigh

10D Bainseó / Banjo (O18) 1st Shane Scanlon, CCÉ, Niall Ó Cathasaigh, Baile an Chollaigh, Corcaigh

11B Maindilín / Mandolin (12-15) 1st Eóin Ó Tornóir, CCÉ, Craobh Chronáin, Corcaigh

11D Maindilín / Mandolin (O18) 1st Shane Scanlon, CCÉ, Niall Ó Cathasaigh, Baile an Chollaigh, Corcaigh

12D Pianó / Piano (O18) 1st Hannah Collins, CCÉ, Sciobairín, Corcaigh

14B Rogha Gléas / Miscellaneous (12-15) 1st Eóin Ó Tornóir, CCÉ, Craobh Chronáin, Corcaigh

14C Rogha Gléas / Miscellaneous (15-18) 1st Aoife Mc Carthy, CCÉ, Niall Ó Cathasaigh, Baile an Chollaigh, Corcaigh

15D Tionlacan / Accompaniment (O18) 1st Eamonn Ó Cadhla, CCÉ, Craobh Chronáin, Corcaigh

16A Bodhrán (Faoi 12) 1st Rían Mac Cárthaigh, CCÉ, Baile Núis, Corcaigh

16A Bodhrán (Faoi 12) 3rd Aoibheann Ní Dhriseoll, CCÉ, Baile Núis, Corcaigh

16A Bodhrán (Faoi 12) 1st Seán O Deiseach, CCÉ, Baile Núis, Corcaigh

17A DrumaíCéilí / Céilí Drums (Faoi 12) 2nd Aoibheann Ní Dhriseoll, CCÉ, Baile Núis, Corcaigh

17D DrumaíCéilí / Céilí Drums (O18) 3rd Ciarán French, CCÉ, Sciobairín, Corcaigh

18B FoinnMhalla, Fidil / Fiddle Slow Airs (12-15) 3rd Cillian Ó Cathasaigh, CCÉ, Niall Ó Cathasaigh, Baile an Chollaigh, Corcaigh

19D FoinnMhalla, Píb Uilleann / Uilleann Pipes Slow Airs (O18) 2nd Muireann Ní Shé, CCÉ, Niall Ó Cathasaigh, Baile an Chollaigh, Corcaigh

20A FoinnMhalla, Feadóg Mhór / Flute Slow Airs (Faoi 12) 1st Muireann Ní Chonchubhair, CCÉ, Craobh Chronáin, Corcaigh

22B FoinnMhalla, Cruit / Harp Slow Airs (12-15) 3rd Alana Ní Riordáin, CCÉ, Beal Átha an Spidéal, Corcaigh

23B Ceol Beirte / Duets (12-15) 1st Art Ó Mearáin, Cillian Ó Cathasaigh, CCÉ, Niall Ó Cathasaigh, Baile an Chollaigh, Corcaigh

23B Ceol Beirte / Duets (12-15) 3rd Aoife Ní Thornóir, Eóin Ó Tornóir, CCÉ, Craobh Chronáin, Corcaigh

24C Ceol Trír / Trios (15-18) 3rd Cillian Ó Cathasaigh, Emily Coffey, Kate Ní Shé, CCÉ, Niall Ó Cathasaigh, Baile an Chollaigh, Corcaigh

25A BannaíCéilí / Céilí Band (Faoi 12) 1st CrossfieldsCéilí Band, CCÉ, Craobh Chronáin, Corcaigh

25C BannaíCéilí / Céilí Band (15-18) 1st CrossfieldsCéilí Band, CCÉ, Craobh Chronáin, Corcaigh

31D Amhránaíocht ar an Sean Nós (Mná) / Irish Singing (Ladies) (O18) 2nd Danielle Ní Chéilleachair, CCÉ, LaichtínNaofa, Corcaigh

32A Amhránaíocht ar an Sean Nós (Fir) / Irish Singing (Men) (Faoi 12) 2nd Seán Ó Súilleabháin, CCÉ, LachtaínNaofa, Corcaigh

33B English Singing (Ladies) / Amhráin Bhéarla (Mná) (12-15)

2nd Cáit Ní Shúilleabháin, CCÉ, Craobh Chronáin, Corcaigh

35B Feadaíl / Whistling (12-15) 3rd Kellianne French, CCÉ, Sciobairín, Corcaigh

36A Portaireacht / Lilting (Faoi 12) 2nd Orlaith Ní Dheiseach, CCÉ, Baile Núis, Corcaigh

36C Portaireacht / Lilting (15-18) 2nd Siobhán Ní Dhonnabháin, CCÉ, Sciobairín, Corcaigh

37E AmhráinNuacheaptha, Gaeilge / Newly Composed Songs in Irish (Aon Aois/Any Age) 1st Seán Ó Muimhneacháin, CCÉ, LachtaínNaofa, Corcaigh

37E AmhráinNuacheaptha, Gaeilge / Newly Composed Songs in Irish (Aon Aois/Any Age) 2nd Diarmaid Ó hEachthigheirn, CCÉ, Niall Ó Cathasaigh, Baile an Chollaigh, Corcaigh

38E Newly Composed Songs in English / AmhráinNuacheaptha, Béarla (Aon Aois/Any Age) 2nd Muiris Mac Giolla Choda, CCÉ, Niall Ó Cathasaigh, Baile an Chollaigh, Corcaigh

40D RinceCéilíOchtair, Mná / 8-Hand Céilí Dancing, Ladies (O18) 1st BotharBuí, CCÉ, Craobh Chronáin, Corcaigh

41A RinceCéilíOchtair, Measctha / 8-Hand Céilí Dancing, Mixed (Faoi 12) 3rd Baile Núis, CCÉ, Baile Núis, Corcaigh

41B RinceCéilíOchtair, Measctha / 8-Hand Céilí Dancing, Mixed (12-15) 1st BotharBuí, CCÉ, Craobh Chronáin, Corcaigh

41C RinceCéilíOchtair, Measctha / 8-Hand Céilí Dancing, Mixed (15-18) 2nd Baile Núis/Cloch na Coillte, CCÉ, Baile Núis, Cloch na Coillte, Corcaigh

42B RinceCéilíCeathrair, Mná / 4-Hand Céilí Dancing, Ladies (12-15) 2nd BotharBuí, CCÉ, Craobh Chronáin, Corcaigh

43A RinceCéilíCeathrair, Measctha / 4-Hand Céilí Dancing, Mixed (Faoi 12) 2nd BotharBuí, Team Gavin, CCÉ, Craobh Chronáin, Corcaigh

43B RinceCéilíCeathrair, Measctha / 4-Hand Céilí Dancing, Mixed (12-15)

2nd BotharBuí, CCÉ, Craobh Chronáin, Corcaigh

43C RinceCéilíCeathrair, Measctha / 4-Hand Céilí Dancing, Mixed (15-18)

2nd Baile Núis/Cloch na Coillte, CCÉ, Baile Núis, Cloch na Coillte, Corcaigh

43D RinceCéilíCeathrair, Measctha / 4-Hand Céilí Dancing, Mixed (O18)

1st Baile Núis/ Cloch na Coillte, CCÉ, Baile Núis, Cloch na Coillte, Corcaigh

44A RinceSeit, Mná / Full Set, Ladies (Faoi 12) 2nd Sráid an Mhuilinn Team R, CCÉ, Sráid an Mhuilinn, Corcaigh

46D RinceLeathsheitMeasctha / Half Set, Mixed (O18) 1st BotharBuí, CCÉ, Craobh Chronáin, Corcaigh

49H Comhrá Gaeilge (9-11) 2nd Finín Ó Conaill, CCÉ, LachtaínNaofa, Corcaigh

49I Comhrá Gaeilge (11-13) 2nd Sinéad Ní Rinn, CCÉ, Craobh na Dúglaise, Corcaigh

49J Comhrá Gaeilge (13-15) 1st Aodhagán Ó Riordáin, CCÉ, LachtaínNaofa, Corcaigh

49K Comhrá Gaeilge (15-18) 1st Méabh Ní Chonaill, CCÉ, LachtaínNaofa, Corcaigh

50A Storytelling (Faoi 12) 1st Kelly Ann Buttimer, CCÉ, Dúnmaonmhuí, Corcaigh

50A Storytelling (Faoi 12) 2nd Siobhan Ní hAodha, CCÉ, Baile Núis, Corcaigh

50B Storytelling (12-15) 1st MuirisButtimeir, CCÉ, Dúnmaonmhuí, Corcaigh

50C Storytelling (15-18) 1st Shannon Buttimer, CCÉ, Dúnmaonmhuí, Corcaigh

50C Storytelling (15-18) 2nd Diarmuid Ó Croinín, CCÉ, Craobh Chronáin, Corcaigh

50D Storytelling (O18) 2nd Brendan O’Sullivan, CCÉ, Niall Ó Cathasaigh, Baile an Chollaigh, Corcaigh

51C Scéalaíocht (15-18) 1st Siobhán Ní Chróinín, CCÉ, Sráid an Mhuilinn, Corcaigh

51D Scéalaíocht (O18) 1st RistéardBéimis, CCÉ, Niall Ó Cathasaigh, Baile an Chollaigh, Corcaigh

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