The Connacht Fleadh competitions took place in Swinford on the weekend of 6th  to 7th July 2019.

The great event was organised by the Michael Davitt Branch of Comhaltas. The town this year is celebrating 250 years of its status. Swinford also held the All Ireland Fleadh in 1961.

Much thanks is due to the hard working committee of the Michael Davitt branch and to Connacht Council members for organised a very successful Fleadh and providing a week long programme which commenced on Monday 1st July. The varied programme included a local entertainment night, singing club, concert, an official opening event and a Ceili on Friday 5th July. Competitions were held on Saturday   6th and Sunday 7th July.

A huge crowd of participants and visitors gathered in the town to compete, play music, sing, and dance for the weekend.  Competitors from Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Mayo and Galway took part in the competitions on Saturday and Sunday from under 12 age group to over 18 age group.  The competitions concluded on Sunday evening with groups and marching bands. The final competition was the senior céili band competition, with 4 bands taking part .

Adjudicators for the weekend were from outside the Connacht region, North, South and East of the country.

A special souvenir programme was published for the event, which included the list of competitors with articles of archival interests and photographs.

Competitors from County Sligo featured prominently among the prizewinners with first and second placed competitors qualifying to take part in Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann in Drogheda on the weekend of 16th to 18th August 2019.  Sligo County board wish all competitors the best of luck and an enjoyable time in Drogheda.

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The County Sligo winners are as follows : –

2019 Sligo Winners at Connacht Fleadh , Swinford  – July 2019

 

Fiddle 2nd Emma Carroll, CCÉ, Fred Finn, Sligeach U-12

Fiddle 1st Caít Ní Ghabhaín, CCÉ, Fred Finn, Sligeach 15-18

Fiddle 1st Jason MacAonghusa, CCÉ, Tireragh, Sligeach  O-18

 

Button  Acc. 2nd Aaron Glancy, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach 15-18

Button Acc. 3rd Eilís Ní Neadán, CCÉ, Baile Shligigh, Sligeach  15-18

 

Flute. 2nd Conor McDonagh, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach

Flute. 2nd Liam Ó Neadán, CCÉ, Baile Shligigh, Sligeach  O-18

 

Whistle  2nd Conor McDonagh, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach   12-15

Whistle. 3rd Ciara Ní Aoidh, CCÉ, Tireragh, Sligeach  15-18

Whistle. 1st Rachael Nic Ghiolla Rua, CCÉ, Tireragh, Sligeach  O-18

 

Piano Acc. 1st Lauren Hunt, CCÉ, South Sligo, Sligeach  U-12

 

Concertina. 1st Megan Walsh, CCÉ, Coleman, Sligeach U-12

Concertina. 1st Aoife Johnston, CCÉ, South Sligo, Sligeach  12-15

Concertina. 3rd Lauren Scott, CCÉ, Tireragh, Sligeach 12-15

 

Uileann P. 1st Trevor Ó hOdhráin, CCÉ, Tireragh, Sligeach  U-12

Uileann P. 1st Mark Ó Dúnshléibhe, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach  12-15

 

Harp. 2nd Eilís Ní Neadán, CCÉ, Baile Shligigh, Sligeach  15-18

 

Banjo. 1st Sinead Johnston, CCÉ, South Sligo, Sligeach  12-15

Banjo. 1st Ciarán Ó Neadán, CCÉ, Baile Sligeach, Sligeach  O-18

 

Bodhrán. 2nd Rían Ó Síoradáin, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach 15-18

 

Drums. 2nd Conor McDonagh, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach  12-15

Drums. 1st Amy Cullen, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach  15-18

Drums. 2nd Rían Ó Síoradáin, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach 15-18

 

Fiddle S.A. 3rd Mary Kate Ní Nualláin, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach U-12

Fiddle S. A. 3rd Michael Gorman, CCÉ, South Sligo, Sligeach  12-15

Fiddle S. A. 3rd Caít Ní Ghabhaín, CCÉ, Fred Finn, Sligeach  15-18

 

Uileann P. S.A. 1st Mark Ó Dúnshléibhe, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach 12-15

 

Flute S.A. 3rd Eilís Ní Ghóilín, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach  U-12

Flute S.A. 1st Mark Ó Dúnshléibhe, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach 12-15

 

Duets. 12-15 1st Aoife Johnston, Conor McDonagh, CCÉ, South Sligo,/ P.Killoran. Sligeach

Duets 12-15 3rd Ciara Ní Laoi, Hannah Ní Laoi, CCÉ, South Sligo, Sligeach

 

Duets. 15-18 2nd Rían Ó Síoradáin, Sinead Nic Eoin, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran/South Sligo, Sligeach

Duets. 15-18 3rd Aaron & Ava Glancy CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach

 

Duets. O-18  1st Damien Mac Aonghusa, Jason MacAonghusa, CCÉ, Tireragh, Sligeach

Duets O-18  3rd Caít Ní Ghabhaín, Tomas Ó Gabhaín, CCÉ, Fred Finn, Sligeach

 

Trios 12-15  2nd Aoife Johnston, Conor Johnston, Sinead Johnston, CCÉ, South Sligo, Sligeach

Trios 15-18 2nd Clár Ní Dhuinn, Lorna Nic Aonghusa, Seamus Mac Airt, CCÉ, Tireragh, Sligeach

 

Céilí Band U-12  3rd South Sligo Céilí Band, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach

Céilí Band 12-15   3rd South Sligo Céilí Band, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach

Céilí Band 15-18  3rd Ceoltóirí Tireragh, CCÉ, Tireragh, Sligeach

Céilí Band  O-18 1st Knocknashee Céilí Band, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach

 

Grúpa Ceoil  12-15   3rd Fred Finn, CCÉ, Fred Finn, Sligeach

Grúpa Ceoil 15-18  2nd Fred Finn, CCÉ, Fred Finn, Sligeach

Grúpa Ceoil O-18  2nd Ceoltóirí Tireragh, CCÉ, Tireragh, Sligeach

 

Irish Songs Ladies 15-18  3rd Caít Ní Ghabhaín, CCÉ, Fred Finn, Sligeach

 

Eng. Songs Ladies. U-12  1st  Shauna Nic Craith CCÉ Coleman, Sligeach

Eng. Songs Men 12-15  3rd Oliver Wall, CCÉ, Baile Idir Dhá Abhainn, Sligeach

 

Whistling. U-12   2nd Lucy Carroll, CCÉ, Fred Finn, Sligeach

 

Nua cheaptha G. Any Age. 1st Amber Jade McDonald, CCÉ, Tireragh, Sligeach

Newly Comp. Eng. Any Age. 1st Eugene McGrath, Easkey, Sligeach

 

Damhsa Sean Nós. 15-18  1st Aaron Glancy, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach

 

Comhra G. 11-13  Eibhlín Nic Amhlaidh, CCÉ, Tireragh, Sligeach

Comhra G. 15-18  Caít Ní Ghabhaín, CCÉ, Fred Finn, Sligeach

Comhra G. 15-18 Seán Ó Coill, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach

 

Scéalaíocht  U-12 3rd Ciara Nic Amhlaidh, CCÉ, Tireragh, Sligeach

Scéalaíocht  15-18  1st Seán Ó Coill, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach