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  • Northside East

Swords tunes up for Fingal Fleadh

Wednesday, 4th September, 2019 9:00pm
Swords tunes up  for Fingal Fleadh

Some of the events will be taking place at Swords Castle. FILE PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA

Swords tunes up  for Fingal Fleadh

Some of the events will be taking place at Swords Castle. FILE PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA

THE third annual Fingal Fleadh will see Swords Castle and main street host a four-day, free-of-charge festival of craíc agus ceol.

With crowds fresh from enjoying the Fleadh Cheoil in Drogheda, the Swords festival promises even more music and fun. It runs from Thursday, September 5 to Sunday, September 8.

Swords Castle will be the key venue for the event with free concerts featuring The Kilfenora Céilí Band, Ulaid, Liam O’Maonlai, Moya Brennan & Cormac de Barra, John Spillane, The Dixie Micks, Meath Beo and many more.

The event celebrates the strong tradition of music in Fingal, with an emphasis on participation and performance including free workshops. There will be performances from Rinceoil Rush and Inis Rua - Skerries.

A ‘Session Trail’ will wind its way around the town featuring a mix of performances and open sessions during the afternoon and night.

Families and children will be catered for on the Sunday in particular, with Yoga for Kids and Family Irish Dancing classes held in the Castle Marquee.

Mayor of Fingal Cllr Eoghan O’Brien said: “I look forward to the fantastic music, great atmosphere, and warm welcome that the Fingal Fleadh will bring to all who attend.

“With the historic Swords Castle as the centrepiece, the festival will be another Fingal event not to be missed.”

For all the latest information, follow Fingal Fleadh & Fair on Facebook or Twitter. For any queries email fingalfleadh@gmail.com.

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