Trish Conroy

Fleadh Secretary

Beech House

Boreenmanna Road

Douglas, Cork

Tel: 087-2938296


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JULY  18th-23rd  2017

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The 2017 Munster Fleadh Competition Timetables are now available to download







Check out the updated Fleadh na Mumhan 2017 Programme of Events

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Upcoming Events















June 18th at 8pm

Opening Concert of Fleadh na Mumhan 'Glór Chorcaí' featuring Jackie Daly, Matt Cranitch, Jimmy Crowley and Mairtín de Cogáin

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Fleadh Workshops

Friday, July 21st 2017 - Scoil Fonn & Amhrán na Mumhan

(Workshop only open to Scholarship Winners in the six County Fleadhanna)


In 1982 Comhairle na Mumhan initiated Scoil Fonn & Amhrán in response to the concern being expressed at that time about the quality of air playing, narrow repertoire of singers and musicians, all numbers participating in slow air playing and singing competitions, and the over emphasis on reel and jigs, etc. at sessions and classes to the apparent detriment of our airs.   This year in Cork City we have pleasure in continuing the success of Scoil Fonn & Amhrán.  


Again we continue with the County and Provincial format. of Scoil Fonn & Amhrán. So as to make the slow air playing and singing workshops more available to participants, each County has been asked to organise (with help from Comhairle na Mumhan) a one day Scoil Fonn & Amhrán prior to Fleadhanna.


These will be followed by the Munster Scoil Fonn & Amhrán – an intensive one day series of workshops on slow air playing, and singing.   Scholarships have been extended to include the third prize-winner in the relevant competitions at each Co. Fleadh this year.  There is now a greater awareness of the importance of slow airs because of the increased popularity of the S.C.T. traditional music exams.



1. To illustrate the connection between airs and songs.

2. To improve playing techniques

3.   Stair na nAmhrán a leiriú, bunús staire, aisling, grá tíre,

4.   Dlúth bhaint idir an teanga, na hamhráin agus na foinn mhalla a fhorbhairt.

5. To re-awaken an awareness of our vast repertoire of songs and airs.





Scholarship Holders receive:

One Day Tuition at Master Class  

Lunch on Friday

Registration Fee    €10.00  (non refundable)

Places are not guaranteed to late applicants.



This year's Scoil Fonn & Amhrán will commence on Friday July 21st 2017 in Cork School of Music.

Registration: 9.45 a.m. and workshop will conclude at 4p.m.





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The annual Slide and Polka Workshop in conjunction with Fleadh na Mumhan will take place on Friday, July 21st from 10am-4pm in CIT Cork School of Music tutored by the well-known Cork musician Connie O'Connell.


Born in Kilnamartra,  Connie's main influences were the Sliabh Luachra musicians Padraig O'Keeffe and Denis Murphy. That Sliabh Luachra influence in his style and repertoire continues to be most influential in Connie's playing today. Don't miss this great opportunity to improve your repertoire of polkas and slides and to learn from a master of the Sliabh Luachra tradition


This workshop is open to all ages and instruments. Cost: €12 (including lunch).









Book Workshop Online

Including Online Booking Fees: €1

Slide and Polka (1)

Slide and Polka Workshop - Friday, July 21st

Alternatively post completed booking form and a €12 cheque/postal order to

Joanne Quirke, Deer Park Stores, Friar's Walk, Cork City.

Download Booking Form