This September sees the Fingal Fleadh and Fair take place in Swords. The medieval grounds of Swords Castle and the Main Street in Swords Village will host a programme of workshops and recitals.
This event celebrates the strong tradition of music in the Fingal community and will be centred around participation and performance with free Workshops and Concerts by some of the biggest names in traditional Irish music. It is geared very much for all the family with something for everyone to enjoy.
Swords Castle will be the key venue for the event with free concerts featuring The Kilfenora Céilí Band, Ulaid with Ríoghnach Connolly & Liam O’Maonlai, Moya Brennan & Cormac de Barra. John Spillane, The Dixie Micks, Dance Hall Academy, Meath Beo and many more.
Also in the castle grounds there will be an Artisan Food, Drink & Craft Fair.
This year there will be a Street Seisiún Competition which will take over Swords on Saturday the 7th with the Main Street closed to traffic.
During the festival there will a ‘Session Trail’ around the town which will feature a mixture of performances and open sessions by musicians from all over the country. These sessions will be happening during the afternoon & night and are marvellous free entertainment open for all to attend.
The Fingal Fleadh is the perfect place to meet up with all of your friends for a few tunes and to enjoy a weekend of great music.
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Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.