Fleadh by the Feale Musicians & Bands 2018

These Bands will be appearing during the Fleadh weekend . . .

Band Name: The Shandrum Céilí Band

Date of Concert: Sunday 6th May 2018

Location of Concert: Colaiste Íde agus Iosef Hall, Abbeyfeale

Bands Story: All-Ireland champions 2015,16,17

The Shandrum Céilí Band takes their name from the Shandrum parish in North County Cork. The band was in existence from the 1950s through to the 1970s, playing for dances and céilithe in all the major halls across North Cork. The current band, that has links to their predecessors, is in high demand across the country and abroad to provide music for dances, concerts and céilithe, much like the old band had in their heyday. The present day band have a line up of young musicians who have all achieved success on the céilí band circuit, winning medals in all the age groups right through to senior level. The power, drive and lift of the band are a salute to the way the old band played whilst having a distinctive sound of their own. The band was formed in December 2014 and played their first engagement in Cois na hAbhna, Ennis, for the annual Christmas Céilí to a capacity attendance.

Band Members are: Alan Finn, Mairéad Fitzgibbon, Mikie O’Gorman, Eddie Kiely, Brian O’Loughlin, Timmy Collins, Keith O’Loughlin, Tadgh O’Sullivan, Aileen O’Callaghan, Ger Naughton.

Elle Marie O'Dwyer will be on stage with the Shandrum Céilí Band

Annmarie O'Riordan will be on stage with the Shandrum Céilí Band

Band Name: Colaiste Ide agus Iosef Band

Date of Concert: 6th May 2018

Location of Concert: Colaiste Íde agus Iosef Hall, Abbeyfeale

Bands Story: A Brilliant school band that has been an integral part of the Fleadh by the Feale Festival over the past 20 years.

Band Name: Fuinneamh

Date of Concert: 5th May 2018

Location of Concert: Gig-rig in the square, Abbeyfeale

Bands Story: Recently formed Band ;

Members are Micheál Broderick, Pádraig Enright, James O’Connor, Ian Sheehy, Maire O’Connor.