Fleadh Cheoil Ros Comáin was officially launched at Castlecoote Lodge last Saturday night.
The Fleadh, which is the first of the year, will take place in Castlecoote/Fuerty over Easter Sunday and Monday (April 16th and 17th) under the auspices of Athleague Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.
Opening the launch, Senator Terry Leyden praised the Athleague branch for their help in hosting the music festival.
“We owe a depth of gratitude to Athleague Comhaltas Ceolteoiri. This will be the first Fleadh of 2017 and the first time it has been held in such a rural area. The chairman (of Castlecoote Fuerty committee), PJ Naughton, has done tremendous work, as has the very active committee,” he said.
Majella Hunt, Director of Service, Governance and Corporate Affairs, Roscommon County Council, officially launched Fleadh Cheoil Ros Comáin 2017 and in doing so, praised the local people who had made the festival possible.
“I would like to thank the committee who invited me here tonight to launch this wonderful event. It is Roscommon County Council’s pleasure to be both involved from the point of view of some support to the Fleadh Cheoil itself and also from working with the committee.”
She added that the County Council were delighted to support the event with a grant of €4,000.
Fleadh Cheoil Ros Comáin will take place across three official venues in Castlecoote Fuerty: Dalton’s, PJ’s and Castlecoote Lodge over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.
Roscommon County Council Creative Ireland initiative will also host traditional workshops on Easter Monday in St. Ciaran’s Community Centre, Castlecoote. (Full details in next week’s issue).