Fermanagh's musicians compete in the Fleadh

Published: 17 Aug 2012 16:11

Fermanagh's musicians will be competing on an all-Ireland level when as Ulster champions they will compete at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Cavan this weekend.

Gary Curley, a member of Botha CCE, won first place in the 15-18 button accordion competition in the Ulster Fleadh.

Fermanagh's musicians will be competing on an all-Ireland level when as Ulster champions they will compete at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Cavan this weekend.

The successful musicians -- in a range of disciplines including button accordion, whistling, flute and singing -- will be taking part in competitions at what is the largest music festival in the world.

It attracts in excess of a 250,00 visitors, making it Ireland's second biggest tourist attraction.

Visitors and competitors have travelled from all corners of the world to attend and participate in Fleadh Cheoil including Russia, Europe, UK, America and further afield.

The Fleadh in Cavan has built on the traditional element of the Fleadh to include a strong Arts focus, making it a more inclusive Festival with something for everyone.

There are over 250 events scheduled ranging from free Rap sessions in Irish for children to a concert by Donegal legends Altan and Clannad.

Other events include the Music Mayhem Máistir who will teach children how to create and play instruments made from recycled electrical waste.

The Fleadh runs until August 20.

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