Muine Bheag is proud to welcome Ard Stiúrthóir, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Labhrás Ó Murchú to officially open Fleadh Laighean 2018 on Monday 9th July. The opening will take place in Walter’s Bar at 7.30 pm. This event will feature music, conversation and conviviality and sets in motion a week of non -stop traditional entertainment.
In a week packed with locals and visitors showcasing all that is best in Carlow, this special opening night sets the Fleadh in motion and gives us, the committee, a chance to say a huge thanks to all the sponsors and patrons. The sponsors, patrons and people of Muine Bheag have tirelessly supported our planning and we present our town and people in a musical and august manner to the many attending officials, press and volunteers. Food and drinks will be served on the night.
This opening night is sponsored by ‘Silver Spear’, a local gin distillery, and we are sure the Silver Spear Reel will be played on the night and many times over the festival.
We follow this with the opening session of Fleadh Laighean 2018 in Lawlor’s Bar at 9.30. We welcome any musician to attend this celebration of our traditional music and song and look forward to seeing you there.
Dave Sheridan, Chair – Fleadh Laighean Muine Bheag 2018