Update on Derry Fleadh 2017

Jim McPeake presents the Isabel McPeake Memorial Cup to Roise Devlin

Congratulations and thanks to everybody at County Derry Fleadh, Limavady 2017 and Jimmy O’Hara Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Roe Valley on their hosting of the very successful and enjoyable Fleadh last weekend.
We had plenty of good results at Saturday’s competitions with numerous qualifiers for the Ulster fleadh next month. In addition to the prizewinners listed below, several of our younger musicians qualified as members of Loup CCÉ ceili bands and grupai cheoil. We were also delighted to be able to donate a new cup, in memory of Isabel McPeake, one of our founder members, to the winner of the 12-15 tin whistle competition. We’re grateful to the McPeake family members who attended the competition and to Isabel’s son, Jim, who made the presentation to the inaugural winner of the cup, Roise Devlin (pictured).
Well done to all our competitors and good luck to those who qualified to play at Ulster Fleadh 2017 Bangor Co Down on 29th and 30th July.
12-15 Fiddle : 2nd Ellie Conway
U-12 Flute : 1st Roise McCloy
U-9 Tin Whistle : 1st Valentino Lupari, 2nd Aoibhinn McPeake
U-12 Tin Whistle : 1st Roise McCloy
12-15 Tin Whistle : 2nd Ellie Conway
15-18 Tin Whistle : 3rd Caoimhe O’Kane
U-12 Banjo : 2nd Caitriona Lagan
O-18 Banjo : 1st Hugh Mulholland
U-12 Mandolin : 1st Caitriona Lagan, 3rd Cliodhna McPeake
O-18 Mandolin : 1st Hugh Mulholland
U-12 Piano : 1st Roise McCloy, 2nd Annie Diamond
U-12 Accompaniment : 2nd Valentino Lupari (guitar)
U-12 Bodhran : 1st Darcie Conway
U-12 Ceili Drums : 1st Tony Diamond
U-12 Flute Slow Airs : 1st Roise McCloy
U-12 Tin Whistle Slow Airs : 1st Roise McCloy
12-15 Tin Whistle Slow Airs : 2nd Ellie Conway
15-18 Tin Whistle Slow Airs : 1st Caoimhe O’Kane
U-12 Duets : 1st Caitriona Lagan and Patrick Bell, 2nd Roise McCloy and Tomas McElroy
U-12 Whistling : 1st Annie Diamond
Newly Composed Tunes – 1st Hugh Mulholland
Apologies in advance for any omissions or errors – let me know and I’ll correct accordingly. Finally, group classes are ongoing on Saturday mornings from 10:30am and will run until end of June.

See our Photo Gallery for more pictures of our prizewinners.