We are delighted to once again be supporting the Sligo Feis Ceoil. As in previous years, StageWise will be offering a lucky student a free entry to StageWise 2015 as part of the Sligo Feis Ceoil bursary fund.
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, translated, its name means The Music Festival of Ireland and that is exactly what it is. The Fleadh, as it is usually called, is the largest single festival of Irish Music and can reach attendances of 400,000 over the course of nine eventful days.
The Fleadh is a competition for amateur musicians. From the mythical times to the present day there have been festivals in Ireland judging and celebrating the skills and arts of entertainers. The focus was always on individual ability and so it is to this day. Few places in the western world have managed to maintain their musical traditions as successfully as Ireland has. It is a valuable testament to creativity. It is a celebration of the new ways for doing the old things. It is a great holiday. It is a big party.
For more information see: Fleadh Cheoil Sligo