The upcoming Fermanagh Fleadh 2023 in mid June was officially launched by Roslea Comhaltas on Sunday, April 30 in McCague’s lounge, Rosslea.

County Board Chair Fiona Crudden started the evening by welcoming everyone to the launch, with the crowd then entertained as some of the 2022 Ulster and All Ireland winners took to the stage.

Two Fermanagh legends, Dinny Leonard and Tommy McDermott, were in attendance, with Sarah Boyle, Fleadh Chair, thanking them both for attending, before Tommy treated everyone to a song.

The launch concluded with a lively session as members of several branches throughout the county came together for tunes and songs.

The event provided the perfect warm-up preview of what is to come at Fermanagh Fleadh 2023, which will be hosted by the branch, and will take place from June 8-11.

The fleadh will open with a Fior Ceili on Thursday, June 8 in the Community Centre, with music by the Cera Moyle ceili band, commencing at 9pm (doors open at 8.30pm).

Garadice along with Eleanor Shanley and many more artists will appear at what promises to be a fantastic concert on Friday, June 9 in the Community Centre at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm).

On Saturday morning, June 10, group competitions will take place at St. Tierney’s Primary School, Rosslea. Following this, Cavan man Martin Donohoe will lead a youth session in McCague’s.

Later that evening, a fleadh mass will be held in St. Tierney’s church, and a singing session in Derrygannon Hall at 8pm will be one not to be missed.

Competitions will continue on Sunday morning, June 11. Leaving from the school in the afternoon will be a cultural community parade comprising lots of local groups and organisations.

It will make its way into the village to the Gig Rig, where the entertainment will continue for the evening with a variety of acts ensuring there will be plenty for all the family to enjoy.

There will be music session trails across the town with the finest of musicians present for the weekend.

The fleadh organisers are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to the village once again for what promises to be another superb Fermanagh Fleadh.