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the All Britain Fleadh
fleadh Cheoil na breataine returns for 2024 and will be held on

29th-30th June 2024
Northern Region
Carmel College, Prescott Rd, Saint Helens, WA10 3AG



Transport links 

  • Liverpool Lime Street Train Station 14 miles 

  • Wigan North Western Train Station 11 miles

  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport 12 miles 

  • Manchester Airport 30 miles

Each year our province of Britain hosts the All-Britain Fleadh (Fleadh Cheoil na Breataine) with 2024 being set in the North of England. This is a competition where winners from each region (Scotland, Northern, Midlands, London & Southern) go to the host's region to compete with each other for a chance to perform at the All-Ireland Fleadh. 

The first Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann was held in Mullingar in 1951 and there is a long tradition of performing and celebrating Irish Traditional music. Instruments competing include: Fiddle, Button Accordion, Flute, Whistle, Piano Accordion, Concertina, Uilleann Pipes, Irish Harp, Mouth Organ, Banjo, Mandolin, Piano, Melodeon and voice. In a mixture of styles like duets, Céilí, marching band and so much more. (reference)

You can also find other Irish cultural traditions like lilting, composing tunes, storytelling and dancing. Both performed in English and the Irish language (Gaeilge). 

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