RTE Céilí House broadcast from Kilfenora 13.2.16

The recording in Kilfenora of RTE 1’s Céilí House programme presented by Kieran Hanrahan, made in January in Linnanes pub, will now be broadcast on Saturday 13 February at 21.00.

This has changed from Saturday 20 February due to the coverage of the upcoming Irish general election.

The recording features a range of great musicians from North Clare – young and old. This includes the current Kilfenora Céilí Band, along with musical legends such as Chris Droney and Michael Kelleher, young talent such as Jessica Nea with her father Colin Nea – All-Ireland winners both – and many more. See February’s North Clare Local newspaper for a range of pictures taken during the recording.

The programme also features the young Kilfenora Comhaltas céilí band that has been competing (and winning) in recent times. Note that they will compete in the finals of Ceol an Gheimhridh in Dromcollogher Co. Limerick on Sunday 14 February at 16.00. (This is at Munster level – there is no further stage.) See here for a previous news report about their victory at the Clare county final. This is a tough competition – the last Clare winners were Crusheen in 2009.

Kilfenora & Clare All-Ireland results 2013

Congratulations to all our competitors at the Fleadh na hEireann in Derry.

Clare achieved a number of firsts in which Kilfenora’s Jessica Nea, Aine Griffey, Eva and Ada Kenny featured.

  • Inis Og U12 céilí band
  • Inis Og U18 céilí band
  • Burren U18 Music Group

Clare also achieved firsts in

  • Concertina – Lily O’Connor (U12)
  • Button accordion – Davan Livingstone (U12)
  • Piano – Catriona O’Gorman (U15)
  • Dancing – Rithim an Chlair U18 in both women’ and mixed set dancing
  • Miscellaneous instruments – Conor Arkins (U18) and Eimear Arkins (senior)
  • Singing in English – Eimear Arkins (also placed in senior lilting and composition)
  • Duets – Sorcha Costello, Aisling Hunt (U18)
  • Trios – Davan Livingstone, Letitia Browne, Tara O’Malley (U12)

Garry Shannon and the Meitheal Orchestra also provided a stunning performance during the Fleadh.

Don’t forget to listen to BBC Radio 4’s “The Fleadh goes North” on Friday 23 at 11 am (terrestial in UK, satellite/internet elsewhere). A description can be found at  http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2013/34/r4-w34-fleadh-goes-north-fri.html

This features Jessica Nea – who also came second in U12 accompaniment (piano) and fiddle slow airs – and Fergal Breen, who came second in U18 flute.

Click on Fleadh na hEireann Results 2013 to download all the details.