Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Éireann is bringing Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, the biggest festival of Irish culture anywhere in the world, to Derry~Londonderry in 2013.
This will be an event of truly historical significance with the Fleadh taking place north of the border for the first time since its foundation in 1951.
Over the course of eight days – from August 11 to 18 – the city will play host to over 300,000 visitors as traditional music takes over the streets with sessions, fun-days, pageants, marching bands, competitions, ceili bands, concerts and singing. Drama, exhibitions and the arts are also all part of this unsurpassed celebration of Irish culture.
Derry will be transformed into one massive performance space, and music will echo from every street and alley as the city becomes a Mecca for the cream of traditional talent.