Sam and Holly sarsfield from Dunleer, both members of Drogheda Brass Band, playing on West Street this afternoon. Photo: Andy Spearman.
As the Fleadh Cheoil gathers momentum the crowds are noticeably bigger than at this stage last year and there is some great musical talent about.
So you’re spoiled for choice, pop in to almost any bar in town and you should strike musical gold.
If you don’t you can always pick up your pint and walk to the next bar! Here’s a guide to the organised events for tomorrow Wednesday August 14 compiled by Drogheda Tourist Office.
Bus Tour – The Battle of the Boyne Centre, Mellifont Abbey & Barmeath Castle led by Muiris O’Suilleabhain Georges Square 10.30 am €20
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Fleadh Booking Office – Open 11 am – 5 pm Laurence Shopping Centre
Mid Morning Session – Music, Songand Dance with Sean O’Laoire in the Community Room, St Peter’s Church of Ireland 11 am
Heritage Talk – “Take the Floor” by Helen Brennan on 20th anniversary of her publication on Irish Dance – Drogheda Library 12 noon
Lunchtime Concert – The Vallelys in the Droichead Arts Centre 1 pm €12
The Fleadh Village - All day live music, storytelling, food in grounds of Scholars Hotel 1 pm
Mise An Fear Cheoil – Seamus Ennis: Talk, Tunes and Songs in the Droichead Arts Centre 4 pm €16
Drogheda Creative Writers – Poetry Celebration with guest Bob Shakespeare in Governor’s House, Millmount 4 pm – 5 pm
Bus Tour – To Newgrange National Monument led by Muiris O’Suillebhain Georges Square 6 pm €20
Gig Rig – Bolton Square 6 pm
Flanagan Brothers Award Concert – John Carty in St Peter’s Church of Ireland 6 pm €20
Concert – The Meithael Orchestra in the Barbican Centre 6 pm Adults €15, Children €7.50 Family of 4 - €40
Walking Tour of Historic Drogheda – Meet Drogheda Tourist Office 7 pm. No set charge small donations accepted.
Music in the Tower – The FAA Side (Declan Garry) in Millmount Tower – 7.30 pm €10 (includes admission to Museum)
Concert – Cherish the Ladies with the students of Our Lady’s College Greenhills in the Fleadh Dome 8 pm €25
Street Ceili – Traditional Irish set dancing at the Gig Rig 8.30 -9.30 pm Free
Concert – Aslan in Earth 8.30 pm €25
Ceili Picnic – Beoga, Ryan McMullan – Duke Street Car Park 8.30 pm €20
Concert – Sharon Shannon and Mundy in the Crescent Concert Hall 9 pm €27.50