Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is the most important event in the traditional music calendar. For many, it is the culmination of months of hard work and practice as they compete against fellow musicians, singers and dancers to achieve the recognition of being an All-Ireland champion. For others it is a unique and welcoming festival of the best of traditional arts that offers a wide range of activities to be enjoyed by all. Twice before, the All-Ireland Fleadh has been held in Ennis, in 1956 and 1977, and both were landmark events in the history of Irish traditional music.
We were on the street of Ennis to capture the atmosphere and performances by the up and coming Irish musicians. It was hard to find a street where there wasn’t music being played or danced to. It was incredible to see so many people out enjoying the sun and the music.
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