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Galway Fleadh Entry Form
(see lower down on this column for the competition numbers.
The Age groups are on page 4 of the Fleadh Rules)

Fleadh Rules

Rince Seit Entry Form

Rince Sean Nós Entry Form

Ceilí Dancing Entry Form

Comhrá Gaeilge Scéalaíocht
entry form.

Comhrá Gaeilge Filíocht entry form

Cheques for fleadh entries are to be made out to "Galway County Fleadh"

Return entry forms to
Tonya Ní Chuirrín
Co. Galway

Official Fleadh Cheoil Competitions Numbers

01. Fidil - Fiddle
02. Button Accordion
03. Flute
04. Whistle
05.- Piano Accordion
06. Concertina
07. Uilleann Pipes
08. Irish Harp
09. Mouth Organ
10. Banjo
11. Mandolin
12.- Piano
13. Melodeon
14. Miscellaneous
15. Accompaniment
16. Bodhrán
17. Céilí Drums
18. Fiddle Slow Airs
19. Uilleann Pipes Slow Airs 20. Flute Slow Airs
21. Whistle Slow Airs
22. Harp Slow Airs
23. Duets
25.Céilí Bands
26. Grúpaí Ceoil
27. Accordion (Marching) Bands
28. Flute (Marching) Bands 29. Miscellaneous (Marching Bands)
30. Pipe (Marching) Bands 31. Amhránaíocht ar an Sean-Nós (Mná) - Irish Singing (Ladies)
32. Amhránaíocht ar an Sean-Nós (Fir) - Irish Singing (Men)
33. English Singing (Ladies) - 34. English Singing (Men) - 35. Feadaíl - Whistling
36. Portaireacht - Lilting
37. Amhráin Nuacheaptha, Gaeilge
38. Newly Composed Songs in English
39. Newly Composed Tunes 40. 8-Hand Céilí Dancing, Ladies
41. 8-Hand Céilí Dancing, Mixed
42. 4-Hand Céilí Dancing, Ladies
43. 4-Hand Céilí Dancing, Mixed
44. Full Set, Ladies
45. Full Set, Mixed
46. - Half Set, Mixed
47. Full Set, Mixed, O-35 48. Rince ar an Sean-Nós 49. Comhrá Gaeilge
50. Storytelling
51. Scéalaíocht

Rules for Galway Fleadh

Comhrá Gaeilge Rialacha

Comhrá Gaeilge Rules
(English version)

Dancing Rules Rialacha

Fleadhanna Ceoil rules

Age Limits
See Fleadh Rules 2017

Clár na gComórtas 2017

Galway Fleadh results 2017












Galway County Fleadh 2019
17th to 19th May

Fleadh Website ...

Galway CCE Officers 2019....PDF list

Peadar Brick, Galway CCE Chairperson 2019

New County secretary
Tonya Ní Chuirrín
Cashleen Renvyle
Co. Galway
Mobile: 087-9473034

It has been agreed generally that officers will serve no more than 5 years maximum in their positions aiming to encourage other members to assume positions for the benefit of county development.
The committee would like to express their special thanks & appreciation to the outgoing officers, Vera Barrett, Bernie Kelly, Ann Molloy, and Michael Howley for their contribution to Comhaltas.

All Branch AGMs should at this stage have been completed and Affiliation Membership cheques forwarded to Sinead Salmon, Ramore, Killimor, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.
Did your branch change its officers recently? Please make sure to forward details of new branch officers to the County Secretary ASAP.

Galway Fleadh Results pdf

Galway County Fleadh 2018 inTuam
Full house for the under 12 groupaí cheoil competition in the Mercy Hall

See the Tuam Comhaltas Facebook for photos and video ftom the Fleadh....Click

Comhaltas musicians celebrating Saint Patrick's Day in Tuam

Galway Fleadh 2017
Photos From the Fleadh ...........Click

Look back on the Fleadh on the Portumna Facebook...Click

Lackagh U12. Céilí Band Winners
Photos From the Fleadh ...........Click
More Photos on the Lackagh Comhaltas Facebook ...Click

Two new sections have been added to the menu above...Instruments for sale and local sessions.
If you would like to put a notice in these sections or advertise an event on this site email the details to

Also we have a new facebook page.Click on the link in the menu.

Moycullen Comhaltas ran a number of fundraising concerts in an Taibhdhearc, Galway for the Connacht Fleadh 2017 which Moycullen are hosting. The various branches of Comhaltas from around the city andcounty provided great music , song and dance for the three concerts.
Lots of photos from the concerts on facebook



Next video......Moycullen Junior Group

Next video....Belclare Comhaltas

Galway City sets sights on All-Ireland Fleadh
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Some Fleadh Winners 2016

2nd in All Ireland U15 trio. Rachael, Mary and Sarah. Lackagh Comhaltas

The results from the 2016 All Ireland Fleadh held in
Enniscan be downloaded here
All Ireland Fleadh Result

The results from the 2016 Connacht Fleadh competition
held in Strokestown are available for download.
Connacht Fleadh Results

GalwayFleadh 2016Glenamaddy


All Ireland Champions 2016

Lackagh Comhaltas were crowned Plearacha na nOg All Ireland Champions in Ennis on Sunday 24th April 2016 Well done to all the young musicians, singers and dancers and their tutor Sharon Connell.
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The Taibhdhearc produced a short video of the 2016 Galway County Comhaltas concert YouTube video
Contact the DVD producer Martin McDonnell at 0857032507 to order a DVD of all the music played at the concert. . Cost Euro 10 plus Euro 3 for postage.

Loughrea Comhaltas have a nice video on their facebook featuring the very talented Roisin Rogers singing a great song at part of their Culture Night celebrations in the Dartfield Museum.

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Clifden Trad Fest took place in Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway. 11th - 14th April 2019.

Now in its 10th year, its become known as one of the best Trad Festivals in the country. They are a community based festival which is run completely by volunteers and they have tried to grow the festival each year into what has now become a community festival.
More details....Click for pdf

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An Taibhdhearc Concerts February 2019

Members of CCE Ballinasloe playing at An Taighdhearc Comhaltas Concert. Tom Quinn, third from right, was 100 years old on Febuary 24th He danced in the Theatre in 1930 and cycled in from Athenry in 1937 and played the Fiddle in An Taighdhearc.

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Session 27th January
Seisiún do na deagóirí i dtí Mháille i gCprr na Mónaare an Domhnach 27 Éanair. Session for teenagers in Tí Mháille in Corr na Móna. They wish to conduct the session through Irish & would appreciate & welcome all support

Sean Keane will be in concert in the Meadow Court Hotel in Loughrea on Thursday 27th December, it should be a great night & tickets might make a superb Christmas gift! Tickets available at the hotel.

Galway Traditional Orchestra
Please bring the information on the poster below to the attention of all our members; this could be a fantastic opportunity for our young members. Rehearsals start in January 2019

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December 2018 Clifden Comhaltas

Clifden Comhaltas Christmas Concert 2018 takes place on Sunday 9th December at 3pm in the Station House Theatre. Over 60 performers of the very best of irish music song and dance. Tickets on the door on the day or reserve by calling 087 6837355

Clifden CCE

June 2018 Connacht Fleadh 2018
Ballinamore July 2nd - 8th July.

Events List .....Updated 22nd June
Dancing Schedule
Sunday Timetable
Saturday Timetable
Need Somewhere to Stay ?

May 2018 From the Archives
Tuam Fleadh 1961...Click image for full size

May 5 2018

Cogar, a Traditional Group from Maigh Cuilinn, joined by Balade Balade Bois from Sardiniain Italy, playing together at the Brogue Bar, Tuam......YouTube

Cogar and Balade Balade Bois join forces for this lively set...Youtube

Mike Clancy of Cogar singing Mo Ghile Mear joined by Balade BoisBois ...YouTube

April 2018 Galway Fleadh 2018 Launched

Watch a video of Ronan Nee from Clifden CCE dancing at the Launch at the Corralea Court Hotel......YouTube

Session at the Rustic Vaults Tuam...Click

March 2018 St. Patrick's Night,
The Forge, Moycullen


June 2017 Connacht Fleadh 2017
Sean Kyne TD, Minister of State for Natural Resourses, Community Affairs and Digital Development launched the Connacht Fleadh in NUI Galway on Friday 16th June. (L-R) Professor Noel O'Donoghue (Dean of Arts NUI Galway), Peadar Brick (Chairperson Galway Comhaltas), Seán Kyne TD, and Brendan McGrath (CEO Galway City Council).

Fleadh secretary Sabhbh Ni Fhatharta with Galway City Mayor Noel Larkin at the Connacht fleadh Launch in NUI Galway

Bartley Gavin addressing the Connacht Fleadh Launch ar NUI Galway

Comhaltas looking for Trad Musicians, Singers, Dancers to perform along Claddagh Quay during this Festival.

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(Click here for poster as Gaeilge)

The Road will be closed off from Traffic on evenings to allow Performances along the Roadway etc. Seating and platforms for Dancers will be provided.

Comhaltas Evening Thursday 25th May between 6.30 to 9.30pm. Friday Evening 6pm To 7pm Saturday and Sunday afternoons at Claddagh and Salthill Promenade

Sessions from Wednesday night to Sunday night and everyone Welcome at Taafes, Tigh Colies, Tigh Neachtains, Kings Head, Dew Drop inn, Jury's Hotel Roisin Dubh, Monroe's, Crane Bar, Massimos, Claddagh Cottage etc.

Please commit to this unique Festival as we hope to repeat again for Connaught Fleadh in July

Text or call Peadar Brick 0866064267

March 2017 Clifden Traditional Music Festival
6th-9th April 2017

The 8th Annual Clifden Traditional Music Festival will take place this year from the 6th-9th April 2017 in Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway.

The Festival will begin on Thursday the 6th April with a concert with Danny O’Mahony and Liz Kane and Tune Composition Competition in the Alcock and Brown Hotel at 8pm.

Friday will see the Official Opening and Concert in the Clifden Station House Theatre at 7pm. As always the event will feature a host of artists from all over Ireland.

Saturday the 8th of April starts with music workshops in Fiddle, Button Accordion and Concertina from 10am until 12.30pm in Scoil Mhuire National School. Music Sessions are a very big part of the festival and again this year feature a host of champion musicians from all over Ireland.

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Moycullen CCE have organised a St. Patrick's night concert in The Forge, Moycullen at 8.30pm to launch a CD which the young musicians in our Banjo class have just produced. The concert is free and we have lots of local musicians from our branch with some special guests and it promises to be a great session.

The idea for this recording came to me when I realised that we had twenty-eight banjo players learning with Moycullen Comhaltas. When I first started teaching locally, I had three students! It has been a joy to witness the brach going from strength to strength. The aim of the album was to encapsulate the talent of the musician’s learning with our branch of Comhaltas. This album is dedicated to the students themselves that worked hard on their tracks to get them studio ready. Tá súil agam go mbainfidh sibh taitneamh as an gceol! Sabhbh Ní Fháthart


Seosamh o Fatharta and his band
with a traditional Sardinian Band are playing 4 nights

Thursday 9th in Ciaran Cannons, Carrabane at 9pm
Friday 10th. An teach Cheoil,Corofin Co. Clare at 9pm
Saturday 11th in An Taibhdhearc at 8pm
Sunday 11th in St. Nicholas Church, Galway at 3pm.

Returning after great success Clifden Comhaltas Branch present “Celebrity Sean Nós 2017”.

16 Local Connemara “Celebrities” from a variety of groups and organisations have been selected and are going to learn how to sean nós dance in the coming weeks. They will perform on the night and audience voting will take place for each celebrity and the person with the most votes win!

Admission is only 5 euros and it's 1 euro a vote on the night. All funds raised will go towards Clifden Comhaltas events for 2017.

The Contestants are: Kathleen Aspell Mortimer – Cluid Housing Graham Roberts – Connemara Youth Rugby Rosie Mannion – Rosie’s Hair Salon Dominic Lynch – Connemara Golf Club Niall Staunton & Cian Laffey – Mannions Bar Ann Reilly – Slimming World Bridget Munnelly Woods & Diana Conroy – Connemara Gaels Ladies Football Susan O’Leary – West Coast United Neil Gallery – Clifden Fire Service Cathriona Canavan – Singer Jack Keaney & Whitney Rufai – Clifden Community School Damien Ryan – Lowrys Bar Lisa King – Connemara Chamber of Commerce

There will be lots of young sean nos dancers also performing on the night and local groups of young and older musicians will also entertain. So mark your diaries,

Saturday 11th March 2017 at 9pm. For more info contact 086 401534

Check out Clifden Comhaltas Facebook

Galway Fleadh,  Portumna,      May 19,20,21 2017
Connacht Fleadh,     NUI Galway, July 7,8,9 2017All Ireland Fleadh   Ennis,     13-20 August 2017

Concert for Galwaay Fleadh 2017
To coincide with the official launch of the Galway County Fleadh a major concert is being organised by Galway County Comhaltas in conjunction with South-East Galway Comhaltas. It will consist of prizewinner from previous Galway, Connacht and All Ieland Fleadhanna with special guests. The concert will take place in Portumna on St. Patrick's weekend
. Details to follow on the Portumna Facebook...Click

More Pics from the Galway Fleadh May 2016
Sharon Connell presenting the new Kathleen Connell u15 Button Accordion Shield to James Ruddy from Clifden Comhaltas.


Patrick Egan, CCE Belclare came first in the
12-15 Bodhran, Lilting and English singing

at the Galway Fleadh in Glenamaddy

Sarah McHale, Lackagh CCE, won the fiddle 12-15 at
the Galway Fleadh in Glenamaddy

Galway Fleadh 2015 website

Galway Fleadh Results 2015...Click
Connacht Fleadh Results 2015.....Click

All Ireland Fleadh Results 2015....Click