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Saturday, 17th August 2019

Your events guide for the big Fleadh weekend

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Ceol Le Clapsolas - Kate Ellis and Adrian Hart at Highlanes Gallery. They’re playing in the same venue again tonight (Saturday). Photo: Jenny Matthews.

Here’s the final in our series of guides to the events, official and otherwise, of Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2019.

We’ve combined the two days into one guide because, once the Taoiseach leaves town (he’ll be doing a walkabout around 3.00 this afternoon) we’re taking the rest of the weekend off.

Our thanks to the busy bees in the Drogheda Tourist Office for supplying us with the “what’s on” information throughout the week.

Fleadh Saturday - August 17th 2019

Fleadh Booking Office – Open 11 am – 5 pm Laurence Shopping Centre

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The Fleadh Village - All day live music, storytelling, food in grounds of Scholars Hotel 1 pm   

The Art of Treepling – Nic Gareiss, American dancer, combining Irish and Appalachian dance – Droichead Arts Centre 4 pm €16  

Companach Concert – Cross media concert of traditional Irish music in the Barbican Centre 2 pm & 5 pm €15

Gig Rig – Bolton Square 2 pm – 11 pm

Hill of Slane Guided Tours – Meet car park on the Hill of Slane 2 pm Free

Coda in Concert - McHugh's the Venue 4 pm 

Concert – Sibeal Ni Chasaide with the DKIR Chamber Ensemble in the Augustinian Church 5 pm Adults €15, Children €7.50 Family of 4 - €40

Gaelic Football - Louth Senior Championships - Naomh Martin v St Mochtas 5.30 pm- St Marys v Geraldines 7 pm Dunleer 

Concert – CCE Overseas Concert in St Peter’s Church of Ireland 7.30 pm Free

Concert – Dermot Byrne, Eamonn Coyne & John Doyle in Droichead Arts Centre 8 pm €20

Coscan in Concert - McHugh's 8 pm 

Home From OZ - The Healys, Western Australia's top Celtic Rock Band in the Beer Garden, McHugh's 8 pm  

Fleadh TV – From the Fleah TV Dome in Abbey Car Park & from the Tholsel 6.30 pm – 11 pm

Concert – The Wolfe Tones in Earth 8.30 pm €25 

Ceili Picnic – The Enemies, Cuig the Full Shilling – Duke Street Car Park 8.30 pm Free

Concert- Kila and Paddy Casey in the Crescent Concert Hall 9 pm €27.50

Ceili – Abbey Ceili Band in Our Ladys College, Greenhills 9 pm €10

Ceol le Clapsolas – Saran Mulligan & John McCann in the Highlanes Gallery 10 pm €16

Concert – Notify with guests Kris Driver, Tara Breen, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh & Donal Lunny in the Barbican Centre 10 pm €25 

Direct from OZ – The Healys, Western Australia’s  top Celtic rock band in McHugh’s Venue.

Christy Dignam of Aslan who played at Earth Night club on Wednesday night. They're back for more of the same on Sunday night. Photo: Paddy McQuillan.

Fleadh Sunday - August 18th

Fleadh Booking Office – Open 11 am – 5 pm Laurence Shopping Centre

The Augustinian Gospel Choir – in front of the Augustinian Church 2 pm Free

Gig Rig – Bolton Square 2 pm – 11.30 pm finishing with the winners of the Ceili Band Competition

Hill of Slane Guided Tours – Meet car park on the Hill of Slane 2 pm Free

Ship Street Open Day –Stories and photos of the past in Ship Street 3 pm – 5 pm  

Parade of the marching bands – From DIFE, via Windmill Road, Georges St to West Street 5 pm 

Senior Ceili Band Competition – The Fleadh Dome 6.30 pm €20

Home From OZ - The Healys, Western Australia's top Celtic Rock Band in the Beer Garden, McHugh's 8 pm  

Concert – Aslan in the Earth 8.30 pm €25 

Fleadh TV – From the Fleah TV Dome in Abbey Car Park & from the Tholsel 6.30 pm – 11 pm

Ceili Picnic – The Mother Funkers, Rapscallion, Christy Moore – Duke Street Car Park 8.30 pm Free.

Ceili – Music by Donie Nolan Ceili Band Our Ladys College Greenhills 9 pm €10.

Fleadh Monday - August 19th

Farewell to the Fleadh – Nuala Kennedy & John Doyle, Goitse and Box the Monkey in the Barbican Centre 7 pm €20   

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