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All Britain Fleadh

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From 28 – 30 June 2019 Comhaltas in Britain will be turning the town of Kirkby, Lonsdale Green, into a celebration of traditional Irish culture,with over 600 Irish musicians, singers, dancers, storytellers and Irish language speakers coming to the South Lakes.

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Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

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There will be music on the streets, sessions in the pubs and an outdoor stage in the market square. The weekend will also feature a headline concert from Talisk, 2017 Folk band of the year and a céilí with music from All Ireland Champions, The Blackwater Céilí band (Direct from Co. Tyrone). 

The festival will also encompass the national finals of our Fleadh competitions with the best of the best competing for the coveted title of All Britain Champion and a chance to qualify for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in August. 

The weekend is expected to attract over 8,000 people from across Britain and Ireland and has been organised in partnership with Kirkby Lonsdale CIC and supported by the Irish government Emigrant Support Program, Culture Ireland, Aviva Community Fund, Enjoy Travel and Irish Ferries among others.