So much to enjoy at the Fleadh

A session gets under way in Mason's Bar, Magazine Street on Sunday afternoon, as part of the Fleadh opening. DER3313JM028
A session gets under way in Mason's Bar, Magazine Street on Sunday afternoon, as part of the Fleadh opening. DER3313JM028

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2013 is now up and running with something for everyone to enjoy.

We’re already two days in but there’s still much to see and do. Here’s our guide to the events happening during Fleadh Week.

TUESDAY

10 a.m (Monday Tuesday and Wednesday) Walking Tours. Commencing from the Cultúrlann and proceeding to Rossville Street, Bloody Sunday Monument, Hunger Strike Monument, Free Derry Wall and Bogside Murals and the Derry Walls.

10 a.m. Tower Museum Exhibition: Round the House and Mind the Dresser, an exhibition which celebrates the history and culture of Irish traditional music, song and dance.

10 a.m. - Millennium Forum: An exhibition which celebrates the history and culture of Irish traditional music, song and dance.

10 a.m. Campaí Samhraidh, Summer Camp for children 11-16 and children under 11 at the Gasyard Centre,

8p.m. - Club Éigse at St Columb’s Hall. This is an integral part of Scoil Éigse and is a fun way to learn new tunes, meet new people and have craic agus ceol!

8 p.m. Take the floor at the Millennium Forum. In association with Riverdance, this is a dance show unlike any other. This brand new departure in live entertainment will not only astound you, it will also inspire you demonstrating what can can be created when like-minded people put their passions and creativity into practice.

9:30 - Singers’ Club at AOH. Informal singing session held each night of Fleadh Cheoil ‘13. Everyone welcome to join in.

WEDNESDAY

10 a.m. The Light of Other Days Exhibition at the Void Gallery.

1 p.m. Youth Céilí at the Gasyard

1 p.m. Organ Recital, The Dean of Derry and Rector of Templemore, William Morton, will give a short lunchtime performance on the grand organ in St. Columb’s Cathedral.

1 p.m. Highlands and Islands at the Guildhall. This concert will include one of Scottish music’s traditional singing dynasties, the Campbells of Greepe, alongside fresh new Scottish-Scandanavian folk music courtesy of Marit Falt and Rona Wilkie.

2 p.m. Ceili and Tea time dance at Pilot’s Row hosted by the Mayor.

3 p.m. Scottish Céilí Workshop at Memorial Hall

5 p.m. Practice some golf at the Fleadh at City of Derry Golf Club, close to the Prehen Fleadh campsite.

6.15 p.m. Slí Cholmcille at the Guildhall.

8 p.m. Derry’s own Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney joins master uilleann piper Liam O’Flynn in an exclusive performance of ‘The Poet and the Piper’ at the Millennium Forum (SOLD OUT)

8 p.m. Club Éigse at St Columb’s Hall.

8 p.m. Dinny McLaughlin launches his CD/DVD ‘Ark of Tides’ at St Columb’s Hall.

THURSDAY

1 p.m. Guildhall, A line-up of North American acts, demonstrating through an exceptional standard of performance the close links between Irish and American folk music. Featuring Liz Carroll, Tim Eriksen and Troy McGillivray.

1 p.m. Fleadh Films, Nerve Centre, Natural Grace is a musical journey with one of Ireland’s great fiddlers, Martin Hayes. We travel with him where we see and hear from him in both informal and concert settings.

3 p.m. Scottish Céilí at the Memorial Hall.

3.30 p.m - Guildhall - An outdoor spectacle where all Scoil Éigse pupils perform together en masse, showcasing the skills and talents they have learned throughout the week.

5 p.m. Practice some golf at the Fleadh at City of Derry Golf Club, close to the Prehen Fleadh campsite.

6.15 p.m. Music at the Gig Rig, at the Gasyard until 9.45 p.m. featuring Tech No Peasants, Suil, Pearl River and the Soul Seekers. This is a BYOB event.

7 p.m. The Everglades. A prestigious Gala dinner that will honour this year’s Ard-Ollamh, Marcas Ó Murchú.

8 p.m. Club Éigse at St Columb’s hall is an integral part of Scoil Éigse and is a fun way to learn new tunes, meet new people and have craic agus ceol!

8 p.m. Cara Dillon & the Orchestra of Ireland at the Millennium Forum. SOLD OUT

10.30p.m. Nova Scotia Kitchen Party at The Glassworks.

FRIDAY

10 a.m. Millennium Forum The tutors from the Fleadh’s music summer school bring their annual gala concert to the Forum for a morning performance open to all Scoil Eigse participants, their families and the general public.

1 p.m. Fleadh films at Nerve Centre. Documentary following Séamus O’Kane and Michael Billinge as they build a replica of Denis O’Hampsey’s famous 1792 Harp. Nodlaig Brolly learns to play this ancient instrument with celebrated Celtic harpers.

2.30 p.m. A celebration of the Líofa Challenge 2015 at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin.

3 p.m. St Columb’s Hall, CD Launch: Dylan Foley & Friends.

6 p.m. Music at the Gig Rig, the Gasyard featuring Letterkenny CCE, Lavey Group and Cuigear. This is an alcohol free event.

7 p.m. Launch of Feast or Famine by Emmett McCourt at St Columb’s Hall.

8 p.m. Antrim & Derry Fiddlers Recital at St Columb’s Hall.

9 p.m. Dervish at Victoria Market.

8 p.m. Fiddle and flute performance at the Methodist Hall, Carlisle Road.

SATURDAY

1p.m. The Glassworks. Friends and pupils of Dinny McLaughlin will join him on stage for Fiddlers of Aileach, a celebratory concert to mark the launch of a new film and album in honour of his work.

2 p.m. Lecture at An Culturlann. New Brunswick and Derry: the Forgotten Link.

2 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. Music at the Gig Rig, the Gasyard, featuring Perfect Friction, Jillian O’Malley & Friends, Armorican Street, Darren Lynch, Friel Sisters and Gary Og. This is an alcohol free event.

3.30 p.m. Old style step dancing at Waterloo Square.

4 p.m. St Columb’s Hall, CD Launch with Enda Seery.

6.30 p.m. Vincent Doherty launches his CD ‘The High Walls of Derry’ at St Columb’s Hall.

8 p.m. The Venue, a spectacular one-off event and spin-off of the internationally renowned Transatlantic Sessions staged annually as part of Celtic Connections, this event will be a celebration of the strong traditional musical connections between Ireland, Scotland and North America.

8.30 p.m. Pádraig Lalor launches his CD ‘Ismay’s Dream’ at St Columb’s Hall.

9 p.m. RTÉ Radio 1’s long-running traditional music programme broadcasts live from Derry.

10 p.m. Music by the Johnny Reidy Céilí Band at the Guildhall.

10:30pm The Glassworks. Recently reformed modern folk legends Flook are joined by Chicago’s Liz Carroll in what will be an incredible night of top quality music.

SUNDAY

10a.m. Marching Band Competition at Celtic Park.

11 a.m. Irish Mass in St. Eugene’s Cathedral.

12 noon Children In Crossfire Riverdance Record Attempt at Ebrington.

1p.m. BBC Radio Ulster Caschlár presenter Brian Mullen will host a concert dedicated to traditional song.

2-4.30 p.m. Féile says goodbye to the Fleadh with their annual Family Fun day with live music stage, inflatables, mobile fun farm and much more at the Gasyard Centre.

3.30 p.m. Old Style Step Dancing at Waterloo Place.

7 p.m. Ebrington Square The Closing Ceremony.

7.30 p.m. Senior Céilí Band Competition at The Venue.

10.30 The Glassworks Tim Edey & Brendan Power + Dave Sheridan.