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Bluebell Festival 2012
07 May 2012
Blue Bell Festival Mon 7th May 2012
Portglenone Forest Park
11am to 3pm
Peter Pan and Tinker Bell
Guided Walks
Quizzes
RSPB
PAL Refreshment Stand
Forest Service Stand
Green Gym Plant Stand
Traditional Music from 1pm to 3pm
Portglenone Enterprise Group (PEG)
County Antrim Fleadh 2012
13 May 2012
The Co. Fleadh is a week-long festival of Traditional Music, Song and Dance. It is the biggest gathering of musicians and followers of traditional music within the county and is always a very enjoyable occasion.
There is a wide variety of events organised and something for everyone. The main business of the Fleadh is the competitions which run all day on Saturday19th in St Mary’s Primary School, they are for all age groups and all traditional instruments. The competitions always provide excellent quality and are open to the public. Due to the large numbers the group competitions will continue on Sunday in The Parish Centre
Although the competitions provide the main focus for the fleadh, there are many other events organised, the Fleadh Concert on Friday brings together a vast array of talent, the concert will be based on the theme ‘Passing on the Culture’
Village ‘G’ day is a special feature of this year’s fleadh. It is based on the current TnaG’s series - all local businesses & community are encouraged to learn and use at least one small phrase in Irish. A small sub-committee has been set up to help with this.
Programme
Sunday 13th - Fleadh Concert Rehearsal - Parish Centre 4.30 - 6.30pm
Opening Music Session, Glens Hotel, 8.00pm
Tue 15th - Set dancing Workshop, Glens Hotel. 8.30pm
Wed 16th - Children’s Ceili Parish Centre 7.00pm
Thur 17th - Singing Night Johnny Joes 8.30pm
Thur 17th Session Central Bar 9.00pm
Fri. 18th Fleadh Concert Parish Centre 8.30pm
Sat 19th Competitions St Mary’s PS. 9.00am – 5.00pm
Village ‘G’ day Village all day
Historical Trail Boat Club 3pm
Sun. 20th Group competitions Parish centre 12.30 pm
1 hour Guided walk Boat club 11.00am
Open air Concert& BBQ Cottage wood 4.00pm

Full details can be found on the the Fleadh programme which will be available in the development group office and local shops.
In addition to the organised events there will be many impromptu sessions happening both indoor and outdoor. From the opening Session in the Glens on Sunday 13th to the Fleadh finale concert in the Cottage Wood on Sunday 20th we are in for a feast of traditional Music, Song and dance

K.Dempsey.
(Chairman)
FLEADH NUA 2012
20 May 2012
A Chara,
Beatha agus sláinte.

Deirtear do dtosnaíonn tráth na bhféilte i mí na Bealtaine in Éirinn. Dar ndóigh, díríonn
aird agus aire an lucht traidisiúnta ar Inis, Conndae an Chláir don Fleadh Nua a bheas ar
siúl ón 20 go dtí 28 Bealtaine i mbliana. Ceangailte le seo, gheobhaidh tú cóip de Nasc,
r-iris na fleidhe agus tá súil againn go mbainfidh tú suim agus sásamh as. Tá tuilleadh
eolais ar fáil ar www.fleadhnua.com nó lean orainn ar Facebook. Bheadh sé togha dá
mbeifeá linn ag an bhFleadh.

May sees the start of the Festival Season in Ireland. The attentions of the Trad
Community focus very much on Ennis, County Clare for the Fleadh Nua which takes place
from 20th to 28th May this year. Attached please find a copy of Nasc, our festival's
e-zine which we hope will be of interest toy you. If you require further information
please visit our website www.fleadhnua.com or follow us on Facebook. It would be mighty
if you could join us at the Fleadh.

Beir bua agus beannacht,

Rory Casey
O.C.P. / P.R.O.
Coiste Fleadh Nua