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

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.

Kilfenora music on BBC Radio 4 on 23 August

BBC Radio 4 will feature interviews and recordings of two young Clare musicians competing in this year’s Fleadh Cheoil in Derry, in a broadcast at 11-11.30am on Friday 23 August.

One is Jessica Nea from Kilfenora – on piano accompaniment, fiddle and in both the U12 Inis Og céilí band and music group –  and the other we understand is Fergal Breen from Doora-Barefield, U18 flute, uilleann pipes and piano.

In Ireland, Radio 4 can best be heard on-line through the Internet, LW Radio 198Mhz or via Satellite (Sky etc).

A brief description of the programme, entitled ” The Fleadh goes North”, can be found at

In the picture, Jessica is being recorded by co-producer Claire Burgoyne accompanied by her father Colin Nea, as can also be heard on Colin’s recent CD “Between the Jigs & the Reels”.

Good luck to all the Munster finalists from Kilfenora and Clare (including Tara Howley who came first in O18 uilleann pipes) who are travelling to Derry!JN BBC 6a