BRANTRY FLEADH 2019
FRIDAY 2nd - SUNDAY 4th august

Concerts and masterclasses

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FRIDAY 2nd august

Seán Keane Band in concert
Pauline Scanlon in concert
Followed by House Session

Saturday 3rd august

Masterclasses
Bríd Harper (fiddle), Stephen Hayden (fiddle), Darren Breslin (accordion), Órlaith McAuliffe (flute), PJ McDonald (whistle), Theresa O’Grady (banjo), Pauline Scanlon (singing), Louise Mulcahy (uilleann pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (concertina), Laoise Kelly (harp), Steve Cooney (guitar), Kieran Leonard (bodhrán) & Brian McGrath (piano)
Followed by Workshop Concert

Saturday 3rd August

Matt Molloy and John Carty with Arty McGlynn & Brian McGrath in concert
Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy in concert
Followed by House Session

sunday 4th august

Aifreann Gaeilge – Auld Sunday Dinner
In the House Concert with Stephen Hayden and Laoise Kelly
Lúnasa in concert
Bríd Harper, Darren Breslin, Órlaith McAuliffe & Brian McGrath in concert
Sets Ceílí with The Blackwater Ceílí Band
Followed by Farewell Music Session

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Brantry Fleadh 2019

QUALITY ALL THE WAY AT THE BRANTRY FLEADH 2019

The weekend of 2nd-4th August will see the return of the Brantry Fleadh 2019 with some of the biggest names in Traditional Music taking to the stage; Sean Keane, Pauline Scanlon, Matt Molloy, John Carty, Arty McGlynn, Brian McGrath, Mick, Louise and Michelle Mulcahy, Lunasa, Brid Harper, Darren Breslin Orlaith McAuliffe & Brian McGrath. The Fleadh is once again supported by the Mid Ulster Council and Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann. This significant annual event now in its 11thconsecutive year takes place at The Brantry Bard Cultural Centre, near Dungannon, Co Tyrone, and reflects all things positive about the traditional and cultural arts, through a series of concerts, music sessions, workshops, song and dance, lasting into the wee small hours!

Tickets are available online at www.brantryfleadh.com or at Gene Stuarts Music Shop, 9 Irish Street, Dungannon Tel: +44(0)28 8772 5286. Booking in advance advisable!

Further information on the Brantry Fleadh 2019 is available on: www.brantryfleadh.com  / T: +44 (0) 7771 607 840 / Email: info@brantryfleadh or follow us on Facebook!

  • Friday

    Seán Keane Band
    Pauline Scanlon
    House Session

  • saturday

    Masterclasses
    Workshop Concert
    Matt Molloy, John Carty, Arty McGlynn & Brian McGrath
    Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy
    House Session

  • Sunday

    Aifreann Gaeilge
    Auld Sunday Dinner
    In the House Concert with Stephen Hayden and Laoise Kelly
    Lúnasa
    Bríd Harper, Darren Breslin, Órlaith McAuliffe & Brian McGrath
    The Blackwater Ceili Band
    Farewell Music Session

Masterclass Teachers

Music Masterclasses Saturday 3rd August 11am - 4pm
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Bríd Harper

Fiddle
Bríd, from Castlefinn, Co. Donegal now lives in Galbally, Co. Tyrone. She won numerous under-age All Ireland titles and other prestigious fiddle awards including the Senior All Ireland, Oireachtas na Gaeilge and Fiddler of Dooney. Bríd is highly respected as a teacher and has tutored at many Summer Schools and Workshops.
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Stephen Hayden

Fiddle
Stephen Hayden is regarded as one of the finest fiddle players of his generation. He first rose to fame as the fiddle player in energetic trad band Upstairs in a Tent, over 20 years ago. Stephen is currently a member of the band Four Men and a Dog.
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Darren Breslin

Accordion
2008 All Ireland Senior Accordion Fleadh Cheoil winner Darren Breslin is a native of Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh. His style is a combination of smoothness and crispness, with perfect triplets, dazzling rolls and total mastery of the bellows movement.
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Órlaith McAuliffe

Flute
Órlaith McAuliffe, the TG4 Young Traditional Musician of the Year, is a London-born (to Kerry parents) flute and whistle player who lists among her broad church of influences Matt Molloy, Kevin Crawford, Louise Mulcahy, Catherine McEvoy and Séamus Tansey.
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PJ McDonald

Whistle
PJ McDonald is one of Ireland’s finest traditional singers and whistle players. These days he is just as likely to be admired for his guitar work, making him a true multi-instrumentalist, performing with some of the biggest names in Traditional Music. PJ has recently launched his debut album, ‘The Long Way Home’.
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Theresa O’Grady

Banjo
Theresa O’Grady is considered one of the finest banjo players in the country. Originally from Luton, England, she now lives in Aclare, Co Sligo. and is a very popular teacher at workshops all over Ireland, Europe and more recently Australia.
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Pauline Scanlon

Singing
Pauline Scanlon is a traditional singer from Dingle, in the West Kerry Gaeltacht. Deeply immersed in the tradition yet aware of the developments within the folk music realm, she is capable of making the oldest ballads sound immediate and fresh while granting newer material a timeless resonance.
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Louise Mulcahy

Uilleann Pipes
Born in Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick Louise is a well-established performer and tutor on both flute and uilleann pipes. Louise has travelled extensively in both capacities, as both performer and teacher of the tradition, appearing at some of the biggest national and international music festivals.
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Michelle Mulcahy

Concertina
Michelle Mulcahy is one of Ireland’s most talented and gifted multi-instrumentalists in Irish traditional music today. Her array of instrumental mastery spans the harp, concertina, piano, fiddle and accordion.
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Laoise Kelly

Harp
Laoise Kelly from Westport, Co. Mayo, now living on Achill Island, is regarded as the most significant harper of her generation. She has pioneered a new style of driving instrumental harping showcased in her three critically acclaimed solo albums Just Harp, Ceis and Fáilte Uí Cheallaigh.
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Steve Cooney

Guitar
Born in Melbourne, Australia, he moved to Ireland in 1981 and soon after joined Stockton’s Wing as their bassist. Since then he has popped up all over the place. Steve is highly respected as one of the leading accompanists in traditional music today.
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Kieran Leonard

Bodhran
Kieran is a free-lance percussionist, timpanist, drummer & Irish Music specialist from Enniskillen, Co.Fermanagh, based in London. A graduate of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, he is very active on the London orchestral scene.
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Brian McGrath

Piano
From Brookeborough Co. Fermanagh Brian started playing music at 5 years, starting on accordion and piano, and progressing to banjo in his teenage years. Brian is a very much sought after accompanist and soloist. He travels the world giving workshops and masterclasses.

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