Plans are coming together in Milltown for the Kerry County Fleadh, which will be staged in June for the second year running.
From June 19 to 23, the event will feature bands on the Gig Rig, ceilí on the street, family fun day on the June 23, a street music competition with great prizes, funfair and many other music events in the local bars.
“Last year’s Fleadh was a huge success in Milltown,” Chairman Vincent Prendergast said. “Feedback has been very positive, and there’s already a lot of interest in what the 2019 Fleadh has to offer.”
The line-up for this year’s free street entertainment will be revealed over the coming weeks, and will feature the best in traditional music, with internationally renowned trad acts, so watch out for announcements on these shortly.
“Milltown is an ideal venue,” PRO of the event, Chris Horan, added.
“The central location, coupled with world-class facilities in the Nagle-Rice Community Hall and Presentation Secondary School, are both brand new and perfectly suited to accommodating the large crowds with ease.”
And it’s great to feature and promote young talent, the famous trad names of tomorrow, from branches across the county, Vice-Chairman Turlough O’Brien added.
“This is a great opportunity for the young musicians,” he said.
“Playing as support to a big name in front of a big crowd is a memorable experience, builds confidence and shows the fun and appreciation that’s at the heart of trad music.”
Turlough added that the team of 120 local volunteers will help run the event.
“The fantastic team of local volunteers reflects the community spirit we have in Milltown, involving people of all ages. The Fleadh could not be held in Milltown without the generous support of local businesses and their continued sponsorship is the reason events like these are a success.”