Winners Announced for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Winners Announced for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Weekend of competitions in Ennis had almost 40 musical categories as well as dance and storytelling.

The results of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017, which was held in Ennis on 13–21 August, have been announced. There were almost 40 instrumental categories altogether, including duets, trios and groups, with age groups U-12, 12–15, 15–18 and O-18, with first-place winners coming from across the country as well as Glasgow and Atlanta.

The winner of the senior fiddle competition was Roisin Ann Hughes from the CCÉ Irish Minstrels in Glasgow; Tiernan Courell from CCÉ Fred Finn in Sligo won the senior flute competition, while Eoin Odhar from CCÉ Leitir Ceanainn in Donegal took first place in the senior uilleann pipes competition.

Ademar O’Connor from Edenderry won the highest number of awards, with first place prizes in the age 12–15 fiddle, button accordion and banjo, second place in the miscellaneous category, and third place in melodeon and mandolin. Clifden’s Seamus O’Flatharta won the highest number of first place awards in the senior competitions, in whistle, Irish harp and Irish harp slow airs, as well as second place in men’s Irish singing.

The winner of the senior men’s Irish singing was Ciarán Ó Donnabháin from Skibbereen, while Gerard McCloskey of Derry’s CCÉ Jimmy O’Hara Roe Valley was winner of English-language singing. The first places for senior Ladies Irish Singing went to Gráinne Ní Fhatharta of Moycullen and for English-language singing to Niamh Ní Dhálaigh of An Bonnán Buí.

See the full list of winners below, or at

Published on 30 August 2017

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