Antrim Fleadh and End of Term Session

Music classes and monthly sessions are now finished until the autumn. Our last monthly session was on Thursday, 3rd May, although we hope to keep the slow session for adults going throughout the summer. And music classes finished with a short session in Anahorish PS on Saturday, 5th May, where each class was able to perform for family and friends. We’re grateful to the management and staff of both The Elk and Anahorish Primary School for the use of their facilities throughout the year.

Well done to all our competitors at this year’s Antrim Fleadh. We had solo winners in Siobhan Magee (U-12 concertina) and Patrick Magee (O-18 banjo and O-18 mandolin) while Brian Magee came third in the 12-15 accordion. In group competitions, Patrick Magee was joined by Hugh Mulholland and Cillian Darragh in winning the O-18 trio competition and Hugh and Cillian also triumphed in the O-18 duet. Annie Diamond, Caitriona Lagan, Siobhan Magee, Roise McCloy, Brian Magee, Caoimhe O’Kane, Hugh Mulholland, Anthony Totten and Roisin Magee all played in winning grupai cheoil and ceili bands representing Ceoltoiri Crosskeys.

Congratulations to all the prizewinners and to the organisers of the fleadh in Rasharkin. And good luck to all our qualifiers at the Ulster fleadh in Castlewellan at the end of July.