Presenters Announced for This Year's FleadhTV

Mairéad Ní Chuaig, Hector Ó hEochagáin and Lynette Fay

Presenters Announced for This Year's FleadhTV

Live music broadcast to run from 18 to 20 August.

FleadhTV, which will be broadcast live on TG4 this August from Fleadh Cheoil na Éireann in Ennis, Co. Clare, has announced Mairéad Ní Chuaig, Hector Ó hEochagáin and Lynette Fay as this year’s presenters. 

Broadcasting from three different locations, the show will feature Ó hEochagáin presenting performances from the streets of Ennis, Fay will be hosting from the new market building where there will be an acoustic stage, while Ní Chuaig will present from the main stage in the heart of the town. 

Michaél Ó Ciaraidh will also present special social media coverage, presenting a mixture of live broadcasts during ad breaks and encore performances on the show’s Facebook page. 

Confirmed to appear on FleadhTV so far are Sharon Shannon and Big Band, Lúnasa, Clannad, Gerry ‘Banjo’ O’Connor, Na Mooneys, The Finnegan McSherry Band, Kilfenora Céilí Band, Tulla Pipe Band and Ballyea Youth Choir, Lisa Canny Band, Bow Bros, Rioghnach Connolly and family, Daoirí Farrell and Blackie O’Connell, the Mulcahy Family, Kevin Crawford, Skippers Alley, Las and Fusion Fighters.

Fleadh Executive Committee Chair Frank Whelan commented:

FleadhTV was one of the most exciting and innovative successes at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Ennis in 2016. We were delighted with the quality of music, song and dance broadcast live on TG4 and streamed through various channels across the world. FleadhTV, located in the Market Area of Ennis this year, will again be a hive of activity bringing the best of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann and Ennis to an expanding and appreciative audience.

FleadhTV first aired from the Derry Fleadh Cheoil in 2013. In 2015 the show won its first IFTA TV Award for ‘Best Live Event’ and has grown into an annual ratings success for TG4.

The show will air live from 8.30pm to 11.30pm on 18–20 August on TG4.

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Published on 7 July 2017

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