JULY 18th-23rd 2017
The 2017 Munster Fleadh Competition Timetables are now available to download
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
Check out the updated Fleadh na Mumhan 2017 Programme of Events
June 18th at 8pm
Opening Concert of Fleadh na Mumhan 'Glór Chorcaí' featuring Jackie Daly, Matt Cranitch, Jimmy Crowley and Mairtín de Cogáin
FRIDAY, JULY 21ST AND SATURDAY, JULY 22ND
CORK SINGERS CLUB - AN SPAILPÍN FANACH (SOUTH MAIN STREET)
The Singers Club has for many years been an integral part of all Fleadhanna Cheoil. Everyone, be they singer or listener, is welcome to share in this unique night.
The Singers Club may have its origins in the fact that singers felt a need to be heard and this may not always have been adhered to at musical sessions. Hence, the singers club was born and what a fantastic event it has become over the years. It has gained momentum and now has established itself as a major contributor to the overall atmosphere and success of any Fleadh Cheoil.
The beauty of the singers club lies in the hearing of such a variety of traditional songs. Admission is free. Listeners and songsters alike are most welcome.
ABOUT THE CORK SINGERS CLUB
Established in 1993, the Cork Singers' Club has been instrumental in helping to bring about a renewed interest in the art of singing traditional Irish songs. Members meet every Sunday night at An Spailpín Fánach and the club has only one golden rule - no instruments! The whole idea is that people come together to celebrate the fine art of solo singing and to ensure that the great traditional songs are passed down from generation to generation and not lost in the mists of time. The Singers' Club is about having fun while at the same time ensuring that the fiercely proud tradition of singing is kept alive in Cork. The Club takes part in many festivals in Ireland each year including Michael Dwyer Allihies Festival, Ballydehob Martime Festival and Cork Folk Festival.
BEAN AN TÍ:
MÁIRE NÍ CHÉILEACHAIR
Máire Ní Chéileachair is one of Cork's best known and well-respected traditional singers. She inherited her love of singing from her family roots in Kilnamartyra, Co. Cork. She has been teaching sean-nós singing in the Múscraí Gaeltacht for many years She has won many prizes at Fleadh Cheoil and Oireachtas na Gaeilge competitions and is a regular performer in festivals at home and abroad.