after a break due to covid
the All Britain Fleadh returns for 2022 and will be held at Brunel university
in West London on
25th - 26th June
 

"The London and Southern region looks forward to welcoming all of the Comhaltas community back to Fleadh Cheoil na Breataine 2022. Good luck to all musicians, singers, dancers and storytellers competing at the fleadh and we hope everyone has a great weekend!"

The fleadh committee

 

Please note: Planned rail strikes plus nearby events at Wimbledon and Wembley Stadium may cause severe travel disruption over the weekend. Please plan you're journey accordingly.

THE VENUE


Brunel University

Kingston Lane

Uxbridge UB8 3PH

Brunel University is a campus University based in Uxbridge, West London.

The University is easily accessible by car, train and bus

and is in close proximity to Heathrow airport.

By car:

Entry is via Kingston Lane only.

There will be plenty of parking space available for fleadh attendees,

including coach parking. 

 

From Heathrow Airport:

A10: ‘Heathrow Fast’ bus leaves every 15 minutes. Journey time 25 minutes.

Alight in Hillingdon Road at the bus stop called ‘The Greenway’

and you will find a footpath to the campus.

 

By London Undergound:

Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines to Uxbridge Underground Station.

From Uxbridge tube station

Buses U1, U2, U4 and U7: Alight at Brunel University London, Kingston Lane.

Bus U3: Alight at Brunel University London, Cleveland Road.

222 and U5: Alight at Cowley Road and use the path through

university accommodation complex.

 

From West Drayton railway station

U1: Alight at Brunel University London, Kingston Lane.
U3: Alight at Brunel University London, Cleveland Road.
222: Alight at Cowley Road and use the path through

the university accommodation complex.

 

For further information see the University website: www.brunel.ac.uk

COMPETITIONS

Saturday

Competitions will start at 13:00 for age groups under 18 in Duets, Trios, Céilí Bands and Grupai Cheoil. Dancing competitions for all age groups will also take place on the Saturday. Competitions are scheduled to finish by 17:15.

 

Sunday

Competitions will start at 10:00 for all solo competitions across all age groups, as well as Senior Duets and Trios.Senior Céilí Band and Senior Grupai Cheoil will take place on Sunday afternoon. Competitions are scheduled to end by 19:00 on Sunday.

Fleadh competitions and Saturday evening events will take place across different buildings on campus situated within a short walking distance from each other. The main locations include Howell Theatre, Lecture Centre, Sports Centre and Hamilton Centre – Newton Suite

Full Fleadh Timetable

Other Fleadh events

Seomra na Gaeilge

The Irish language café returns to the fleadh this year

and will be based in the 1966 café.

 

Saturday evening

 

The following will take place on Saturday evening in the The Newton Room, Hamilton Centre:

Presentations (5:30pm)

Mass (7:00pm)

Fleadh Welcome (7:45pm)

Fleadh Session (8:00pm)

Singing session (8:30pm)

 

CATERING

Please note: all food outlets on campus take card-only payments.

Restaurants:

Hola Pollo – South American cuisine. Located on the first floor of the Hamilton Building

Bamboo – Pan-Asian cuisine. Located on the first floor of the Hamilton Building

 

Outlets:

There are a number of places to grab a coffee and a quick bite on campus:


The University has a food van that serves different cuisines throughout the month on a Saturday. We hope to secure the van for the duration of the fleadh weekend.  

Admission

There will be a welcome desk at the Lecture Centre

where competitors can sign-in and wristbands can be purchased for fleadh entry.

All fleadh attendees will require a fleadh wristband in order to access

the University buildings which will be monitored by staff and volunteers. 

 

Admission prices for fleadh 2022 are as follows:

 

Adult £12

Child (U-18) £5

Family £30

 

Entry price includes a fleadh programme. Admission fee covers both days.

Fleadh admission will accept both cash or card payment

Information desk

The information desk will be located in the foyer of the Lecture Centre.

Here you can deal with any enquiries and will

provide priority slips and photography/filming permits.

 

Fleadh office

The fleadh office will be located in the Lecture Centre and will be signposted.

 

Photography and filming permits

You must have a permit to take photographs or to film competitors,

with separate permits required for each competitor.

For bands and groups, only one nominated person is permitted

to film the performance.

Permit slips obtained from the information desk should be given

to the competition clerk who will check the authorisation.

Photography / Filming permit can be downloaded in advance here:

Permit for Solo Competitions

Permit for Group Competitions

so can be printed and brought to the Fleadh on the day

Priority slips

If competitors find themselves in overlapping competitions,

they can ask for a priority slip which can be obtained from the Information desk.

The priority card will be presented to the clerk in the competition room

who will give the competitor priority to play next in that room,

so a competitor can then move directly to their other competition.

ACCOMMODATION

The Fleadh Committee have secured student accommodation rooms on campus at Brunel University, in the heart of all the fleadh action. Each flat contains 10 single en-suite bedrooms, a lounge & kitchen area. The cost for bed and breakfast is £45 (plus booking fee) per room. Reservations for Friday and Saturday must be made online. 

Check in from 14:00 / check out by 10:00

Towels / bed linen is provided

Fridge / kettle is not provided

Breakfast is choice of cooked or continental (time tbc)

Full details on where to collect keys will be provided when booking is completed.

 

Fleadh Student Accommodation booking is now closed

for more info please e-mail: fleadhrooms@gmail.com

 

Other accommodation:

 

There are a number of hotels and B&Bs in the surrounding area and towards Heathrow airport. Please see the list below for some of those nearby:

 

The Red Lion Hotel, Hillingdon 

Premier Inn, London Uxbridge

Premier Inn, London Uxbridge Town Centre

The WatersEdge Canal Cottages, Cowley

Travelodge, Stockley Park

OYO Honeycroft Lodge, Uxbridge

The Tower Arms Hotel, Iver

Fleadh Sponsorship

 

If you would like to take out an advert in the 2022 fleadh programme please send enquiries to: fleadhprogramme22@gmail.com. Comhaltas branches and regions can take out a half page advert for £40 and external contributors for £50. 

 

Competitions and rooms can also be sponsored at the rate of £20.00 per room and £10.00 per competition. Send sponsorship enquiries to eastlondon@comhaltas.co.uk. All sponsors will be acknowledged in the programme.

Fleadh Committee

For fleadh enquiries, please contact the fleadh secretary or the relevant person below:

Cathaoirleach / Chair   -   John Goulding   -   john.goulding@btinternet.com

Leas-Cathaoirleach / Vice-Chair  -    Mary Walsh   -   marywalsh2@hotmail.com

Rúnaí / Secretary   -   Clare Nevin    -  eastlondon@comhaltas.co.uk

Cisteoir / Treasurer  -   John Farrell.  -   john.farrell1971@outlook.com

Fleadh programme.  -   Mary Doyle.  -   fleadhprogramme22@gmail.com

Adjudicator liaison officer.  -   Michael Nevin.  -   michaelnevin@blueyonder.co.uk

Accommodation.  -   Ellen Hynes.  -   fleadhrooms@gmail.com

Fleadh sponsorship   -   Clare Nevin  -   eastlondon@comhaltas.co.uk

A PDF version of this fleadh pack can be downloaded from here

University Campus map can be downloaded here

Thank you and see you on June 25th!

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