Fleadh information event at An Chultúrlann

An event will be held in Derry next week to showcase the benefits for the city if its bid to host the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is successful.

Derry is hoping to host the musical festival in 2013 to coincide with the City of Culture celebrations.

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness will be the guest speaker at the event, which will be held in Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin next Friday. The city’s mayor, Councillor Colum Eastwood, and the chief executive of the City of Culture company, Shona McCarthy, will also be in attendance.