Fleadh Cheoil
Programme of Events Overview Hosted by
Headford-Kilcoona Branch
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

Aoine 17ú Bealtaine/Friday May 17th

  • 8pm

    Opening Concert – St. Fursa’s Hall, Headford Performances from Matt Cunningham & family, Back West, Conor Connolly, Devane Brothers and many more

  • 9pm

    Pub Sessions in local venues

Satharn 18ú Bealtaine/Saturday May 18th

  • 8am

    Registration opens

  • 10am-8pm

    Comórtais Cheoil, u12, 12-15 in Presentation College Headford and Scoil Mhuire na Dea Chomhairle Primary School

  • 10am-4pm

    Comórtais Chomhrá Gaeilge U9, U12, 12-15 (Presentation College Headford)

  • 1pm-8pm

    Outdoor entertainment in main square and at top of the town – all Musicians welcome. See Fleadh Booklet for details

  • Pub Sessions in local venues throughout the day and evening

Domhnach 19ú Bealtaine/Sunday May 19th

  • 9:15am

    Registration opens

  • 11:30am

    Aifreann na Fleidhe – St. Mary’s Church Headford

  • 10am-4pm

    Comórtais Cheoil 15-18 & O18 (Presentation College Headford). See fleadh booklet for details.

  • 11am-4pm

    Comórtais Rince – St. Fursa’s Hall & John Boner Building (Presentation College Headford)

  • 12pm-6pm

    Outdoor entertainment in main square and at top of the town. See Fleadh Booklet for details.

  • Pub Sessions in local venues throughout the day and evening - all Musicians welcome

  • 9pm

    Céilí le Matt Cunningham (Anglers Rest Hotel)

Kilcoona/Headford Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann would like to thank all our sponsors, volunteers, contributors, participants, visitors and people of the town for supporting this event.

Bainigí taitneamh as an deireadh seachtaine!

Fleadh Cheoil
Opening Concert

Fleadh Cheoil
Competition Schedule

Please note that the general public can attend all competitions. So if you wish to hear some terrific Irish traditional music, song & dance at the competitions visit the timetable below for details.

Fleadh Cheoil
Session Trail

Friday 17th May

  • (9pm - 11pm)

    Varley’s Pub – Featuring the Hernons (Inis Mór) & Friends

  • (10pm - 12pm)

    Ted McHugh’s Pub – Featuring Eamonn Quinn & Friends

  • (10pm - 12pm)

    Anglers Rest Hotel – Featuring OGMA & Friends

Saturday 18th May

  • (1pm - 3pm)

    Session Tent (Next to Kevin Joyce’s Drapery)

  • (3pm - 7pm)

    Session Tent (Headford Square)

  • (5pm - 8pm)

    Session Tent (Next to Kevin Joyce’s Drapery)

  • (8pm - 10pm)

    Thatch Bar – Featuring Dick Joyce, Martina Rae & Friends

  • (9pm) Teenager (only) Session

    Anglers Rest Hotel Function Room (with Juice Bar)

  • (9pm - 12pm)

    Campbell’s Tavern Seisiún Mor – Featuring Tom Cussen & Friends

  • (9pm - 11pm)

    Greenfields – Featuring Kevin Rohan, Monica & Friends

Sunday 19th May

  • (12pm - 3pm)

    Session Tent (Next to Kevin Joyce’s Drapery)

  • (3pm - 6pm)

    Campbell’s Tavern – Featuring Eamonn Quinn & Friends

  • (3pm - 6pm)

    Session Tent (Headford Square)

Official Fleadh Mass

Where: St Mary’s Church, Church Rd, Headford
When: Sunday 19th, 11:30am

Official Fleadh Céilí

Where: Angler’s Rest Hotel, Headford
When: Sunday 19th, 9pm-12am
Entry: €10(Refreshments served)
Music by the Matt Cunningham Band. This Fleadh Céilí will also feature an exhibition from the All Ireland Champion Set Dancers from Abbeyknockmoy.

Fringe Events

Details to be announced soon! 

For more information
Click the links below


Entry Forms, Rules & General Info for performers wishing to enter. Competitions open to non-comhaltas members also. 

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Find out more about the history of the Headford-Kilcoona Comhaltas Branch, The Fleadh in Headford in 1970 and Ross Errilly Castle.

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What’s On?

What events are taking place over the weekend? Concerts, session trial, competitions and everything in between.

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All the info you need about Headford including Venue Listings, Maps, Accommodation, Places to eat, Car Parking etc.

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