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Dancers always have a special interest in Fleadh Nua. Maybe it is because they are so well catered for that they return to Ennis in their droves every year. Whether you are a novice or a master, there are plenty of opportunities "to rise sparks from the floor" at the Fleadh.

The Tulla Céilí Band will play at the opening Céilí on 25th May in the Old Ground Hotel. Attention switches to Cois na hAbhna on 26th May when the Abbey Céilí Band provide the music.

Cois na hAbhna plays host to the world famous Kilfenora Céilí Band on 27th May while the ever popular Star of Munster Céilí Band will put dancers through their paces at the Temple Gate Hotel on the same night. On 28th May Fleadh Nua welcomes the Glenside Céilí Band who will surely raise the rafters at Cois na hAbhna.

The Farewell Session at the Queen's Hotel has proved unmissable for Fleadh stalwarts over the years and will take place on 29th May with music provided by the Star of Munster Céilí Band. If you have any energy left after all that, the Four Courts Céilí Band will be doing their utmost to drain the last ounce of it from your feet later that evening at Cois na hAbhna.

The Sanctuary, Queen’s Hotel – 8.00 p.m. Friday, 26th & 2.30 p.m. Saturday, 27th May
Join Mike Mahony at the Queen’s Hotel for instruction in Clare Sets and Two Hand Dances. Then, put your lessons into practice at any of the nightly Céilithe at Fleadh Nua.

Cois na hAbhna – 1.00 p.m. Saturday, 27th May
In the august surroundings of Cois na hAbhna – Comhaltas’ newly refurbished regional centre - groups battle it out for national honours in Sets and Half Sets (under 12, 15 and 18 years), Céilí Dances, Half Sets (Senior), Ladies’ Sets and Sets (Senior). Full details may be obtained from Pádraig Mac Mathúna (065 – 6821228).

See full event details at Fleadh Nua is organised by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann on a voluntary not for profit basis.


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