Derry’s hosting of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann will provide an excellent showcase for the talents of local musicians and dancers, Sinn Féin councillor Colly Kelly said.
“We all know that vast talent that is out there in our city and beyond. Having the 2013 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Derry provides the chance for many of our young musicians, dancers, artists with a platform to showcase their talents to both a local and worldwide audience.
“Hosting an event on such a scale could provide the golden opportunity for someone to be spotted by promoters, record companies and international touring shows. A lot of the time it comes down getting a lucky break or being in the right place at the right time. “Hopefully Derry can be the catalyst to give someone that chance,” he said.