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General Info FLEADH OFFICE The Fleadh office is open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday. For all Fleadh queries, including accommodation, please call +44 (0)28 71 373 573. w: www.fleadhcheoil.ie e: info@fleadhcheoil.ie e: accommodation@fleadhcheoil.ie e: media@fleadhcheoil.ie

BOOK TICKETS Tickets can be purchased online at fleadhcheoil.ie or alternatively through the Fleadh Office and Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, Great James Street, Derry. For events taking place in Millennium Forum or The Venue 2013, please purchase tickets through the Forum box office on: +44 (0) 28 7126 4455.

Getting Here BY AIR The North of Ireland is served by flights into City of Derry Airport, Belfast International Airport and Belfast City Airport. Scheduled air services operate from nearly all major UK airports. There are many direct flights from major European cities. Major airlines operate scheduled services from the US and Canada to Belfast International Airport via UK and Republic of Ireland airports. Additionally, there are charter flights direct from New York and Toronto to Belfast.

BY BOAT We have first-class ferry connections with Scotland, England and the Isle of Man. New, high-speed vessels, enhanced on-board amenities, entertainment and shopping, together with lower prices, make the car ferry a very attractive way to go.

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BY TRAIN Currently there are nine return Monday to Friday train services to and from Doire, operating a 2 hourly service from 06.38am until 11.28pm, connecting Coleraine, Ballymoney, Ballymena, Antrim and Belfast.

BY BUS Translink services operate on the following routes: Regional bus services operate to and from Coleraine, Limavady, Dungiven and Strabane each day. The Goldline Express services Belfast, Coleraine, Omagh, Dungannon, Dublin Airport and Dublin City each day. The City of Derry Airport Service operates between City of Derry Airport and Derry City Centre each day. For more information on Translink services visit www. translink.co.uk or call +44 28 90 666 630.

Cross Border Bus Services Bus Éireann provides services to and from, Dublin (including Dublin Airport) Cork (including Limerick, Galway and Sligo) and Galway (including Knock Airport and Sligo). For further information contact: Bus Éireann on 00 353 74 9121309. Lough Swilly Bus Company provides services to and from Buncrana, Carndonagh, Culmore Point, Greencastle, Letterkenny, Muff. For information contact: Lough Swilly Bus Company on 004428 7126 2017. Northwest Busways provides services to and from Carndonagh, Moville. For more information contact: Northwest Busways on 00 35374 9382116 or email foylecoaches@eircom.net.

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01 Templemore Sports Complex (family camping) 02 Immaculate Conception College (multi-use) 03 Prehen Playing Fields (general access) 04 City of Derry Rugby Club (family, caravans, campervans) 05 Fort George (camper vans) 06 Duncreggan Student Village

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08 Gasyard/Gaelscoil Éadain Mhóir 12 Celtic Park 13 Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin 14 St. Columb’s Hall 15 North West Regional College 16 University of Ulster 17 Millennium Forum 18 The Venue 2013 19 Guildhall 20 The Glassworks 21 Nerve Centre 22 Waterside Theatre 23 AOH Hall 24 Everglades Hotel 25 Pilot’s Row 26 St. Columb’s Cathedral 27 St. Columb’s College 28 Methodist Church

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29 Peace Bridge 30 Craigavon Bridge 31 Foyle Bridge 32 Void Art Gallery 33 Centre for Contemporary Art 34 The Playhouse 35 Verbal Arts Centre 36 Tower Museum 37 Foyleside Shopping Centre 38 Richmond Shopping Centre 39 Quayside Shopping Centre 40 Lisnagelvin Shopping Centre 41 St. Eugene’s Cathedral 42 Derry Tourist Centre

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FLEADH CHEOIL & CELTIC CONNECTIONS PRESENT:

FEATURING: JERRY DOUGLAS DAN TYMINSKI TIM O’BRIEN JOHN DOYLE DECLAN O’ROURKE ARTY MCGLYNN EDDI READER KAREN MATHESON DONALD SHAW MICHAEL MCGOLDRICK DANNY THOMPSON JAMES MACKINTOSH JARLATH HENDERSON

Date: Saturday 17 August Time: 8PM Venue: The Venue 2013

Joining this stellar line up will be the peerless voice of Scottish singer-songwriter Eddi Reader and the beautiful Gaelic vocals of Karen Matheson. They will share the stage with

Tickets: £25 songwriters, Declan O’Rourke. A spectacular one-off event and spin-off of the internationally renowned Transatlantic Sessions staged annually as part of Celtic Connections, this event will be a celebration of the strong traditional musical connections between Ireland, Scotland and North America. The line-up, under the musical direction of dobro maestro Jerry Douglas (Alison Krauss’ Union Station), boasts an incredible calibre of musicians, including Dan Tyminski (O Brother Where Art Thou?) and Grammy award winner Tim O’Brien, whose songs have been covered by the Dixie Chicks, Garth Brooks and Nickel foremost traditional musicians, guitarist Arty McGlynn

Ultra-classy accompaniment and awesome instrumentals will be supplied by a similarly crème-de-la-crème array of Celtic talent, including Manchester born master of Uilleann Michael McGoldrick, Scottish multi-instrumentalist John McCusker, young Irish piper Jarlath Henderson, Donald Shaw, talented guitarist and founder of Solas John Doyle, English folk legend Danny Thompson on bass, and percussion ace James Mackintosh. In addition, a number of very special guests

historic musical performance!


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The Poet The Piper

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Cara Dillon

accompanied by the Orchestra of Ireland

Seamus Heaney & Liam O’Flynn Date: Wednesday 14 August Time: 8PM

Date: Thursday 15 August exclusive performance of ‘The Poet and the

Venue: Millennium Forum Tickets: £25, £23

Time: 8PM Venue: Millennium Forum

enjoyed this intimate presentation that weaves the iconic poetry of Seamus Heaney with traditional and contemporary music performed in 2003, The Poet and the Piper was designed poetry with music in 1934.

Tickets: £22.50, £18.50

Brought up in a close musical family immersed in the rich cultural heritage of her native Co. Derry, Cara Dillon won the All-Ireland Traditional Singing Trophy aged 12. Her last album, Hill Of Thieves, won Album of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and the title

time top 10 original songs by BBC Radio Ulster listeners in 2012. She will be accompanied by the Orchestra of Ireland talented classical musicians, who will breathe new life into a selection of her best-loved songs with breathtaking orchestral arrangements. This will be a memorable homecoming concert

Ticket holders gain free admission to Nova Scotia Kitchen Party in the Glassworks @ 10:30pm


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e Storm h t n i h s u the Thr Date: Friday 16 August

Dervish are one of the most sought-after acts in Irish folk music. They are renowned for their powerful, energetic dance tunes and

Time: 9PM Venue: Victoria Market Tickets: Free admission

beguiling voice and engaging stage presence. 2013 sees the Sligo band release a new album, The Thrush in the Storm, which will be showcased at Fleadh Cheoil ‘13.

Senior Céilí Band Competition Date: Sunday 18 August Time: 7:30PM Venue: The Venue 2013

every Fleadh Cheoil is the senior céilí band competition. The weekend will culminate on the Sunday night with the most competitive of

Tickets: £12, €15 be entrants representing the four corners of Ireland senior céilí band champions 2013.


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BEOGA + DAMIEN MULL ANE Date: Friday 16 August Time: 10:30PM

Beoga have gaining notoriety for their charismatic rapport with audiences and highly energetic performances. Their unique sound features the twin duelling accordions of Damian McKee and multiBradley, four times All-Ireland bodhrán champion

Venue: The Glassworks Tickets: £10 At 27, Damien Mullane has a musical CV that any veteran musician would be proud of. He began his professional career as the accordionist in Frankie

by Trevor Hutchinson and Donogh Hennessy.

FLOOK + LIZ CARROLL

LATE NIGHT TUNES ............................ . . . . . . . . . AT T H E G L A S S W O R K S

Date: Saturday 17 August Time: 10:30PM Venue: The Glassworks Tickets: £12

TIM EDEY & BRENDAN POWER + D AV E S H E R I D A N Date: Sunday 18 August Time: 10:30PM

guitar of Ed Boyd and the bodhran of John Joe Kelly weave and spin traditionally rooted tunes into the breathtaking sound of the groundbreaking band Flook technical brilliance, delicate ensemble interaction and a bold, adventurous musical imagination. Since she was 18, when she astounded the Celtic music world by winning the Senior All-Ireland Championship, Liz Carroll amazing audiences around the globe. She is a winner of the NEA National Heritage award, and an Irish Echo Traditional Artist of the Year. She will be joined by Trevor Hutchinson and Séan Óg Graham.

is infectious. What sets them apart from most folk/ Celtic acts is their free-wheeling approach to live performance. Tim Edey & Brendan Power love to improvise, which means that every time they do a spontaneity which unfailingly captures audiences everywhere!

Venue: The Glassworks Tickets: £10

Dave Sheridan with sound technique and solid driving rhythm” (Hot Press). He has just released his second solo be joined on stage by Donal and Michael McCague.


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from Derry to the Sea Date: Sunday 11 August Time: 7PM Venue: St. Columb’s Cathedral Tickets: Free admission

composer with a special interest in the nature of vocal music. His many projects investigate and elaborate on the improvising nature of the human voice in solo and collaborative settings. This includes acappella Sean-Nós singing, contemporary compositions of an improvised nature, music composition theory based on poetic forms, and much, much more.

In a specially-commissioned musical work for Fleadh Cheoil ‘13 of the River Foyle and how it has shaped the stories of Derry people down through the ages. It involves voices of Derry from different eras in its history, from the accounts of Colmcille to the words of present day communities.

Fire Birds

Fidget Feet presents:

Derry to the Sea

Date: Sunday 18 August Time: 10:30PM

From Derry to the Sea is essentially an ode to the city, following the journey from its foundation to the 21st Century. The piece has been informed by creative, collaborative workshops lead up to the Fleadh, and these people will form part of this very special performance on the opening night of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

Venue: Ebrington Square Date: Wednesday 14 August

Tickets: Free admission Time: 8PM

Venue: Millennium Forum the air, and Flying musicians, a dance through Tickets: £25, £23is the stage as Fidget the Fire Birds. The sky Feet clamber over two construction cranes to present their new aerial circus spectacle.

You’ll never look at Irish Dancing or Traditional Music in the same way again as we lift the action off the ground and take to the skies for a one-night only performance specially commissioned for Fleadh Cheoil ‘13. from are around have enjoyed this intimate Fidget Feet an the Irishworld company that take presentation that weaves the iconic poetry their inspiration from aerial circus, theatre,of Seamus Heaney with traditional and contemporary music dance, music and pretty much anything else they can get their hands or feet on.

album in 2003, The Poet and the Piper was designed to music in 1934.


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Songs of the Emigrant best known traditional folk singers hosted in the

Date: Tuesday 13 August Time: 8PM Venue: The Glassworks Tickets: £8 Lynette Fay, this is an intimate concert with performances

Emigrant will feature artists with their roots in Ireland with a particular focus on the rich singing tradition of the North, including Coleraine singer and banjo player and one time Flook member Damien O’Kane, Belfast songwriter Barry Kerr, and Dungiven-born Mary Dillon who recently released her debut solo album, North.

Fleadh Cheoil presents:

A Gathering of Traditions

Highlands & Islands Date: Wednesday 14 August Time: 1PM Venue: Guildhall Tickets: £5

A series of special concerts exploring diversity and connections in Irish traditional music across Ireland, Scotland & North America

traditional singing dynasties, the Campbells of Greepe. Their music originates in the Isle of Skye,

and they have a rich repertoire that includes popular choices of the likes of Julie Fowlis and Karen Matheson. John Sikorski will also perform with them, demonstrating his unique brand of progressive sean nós dancing to their mouth music. Also appearing is award-winning Scottish duo Rona Wilkie & Marit Falt, who will treat us to brand new Scottish folk music augmented by a string quartet.

Across the Atlantic Date: Thursday 15 August Time: 1PM Venue: Guildhall Tickets: £5 A line-up of North American acts, including Liz Carroll, accompanied by Sean Óg Graham and

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in many years. Tim Eriksen from New England will perform songs from by bluegrass and American spiritual music, but also draws heavily from the Irish traditional songbook. Troy McGillivray from Nova Scotia will also feature in the concert alongside Andrea Beaton and Matt MacIsaac, shining a light on the distinctive Cape


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Hidden Fermanagh Date: Thursday 15 August Time: 8PM Venue: The Glassworks Tickets: £5 A special concert featuring the songs and tunes of County Fermanagh, as featured in the 2003 bookalbum project Hidden Fermanagh, highlighting all

the mystique and yet plain style of little-known Fermanagh traditional music. Under the direction of Boys of the Lough singer Cathal McConnell and writer Cyril Maguire, this concert features a group of musicians synonymous with the Fermanagh tradition, including Gabriel McArdle, Pat & Valerie McManus, Jim McGrath, Rosie Stewart, Catherine Nugent, Brenda McCann, Francis Rasdale and

Dúchas Dhoire Date: Friday 16 August Time: 7PM Venue: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin Tickets: £5

Irish traditional music in Derry, and will feature performances from those synonymous with the

the Meitheal Orchestra Date: Friday 16 August Time: 1PM

Featuring the winning group and soloist from Meitheal 2013, the centerpiece is a 60-strong orchestra performing newly-arranged music in the

Date: Saturday 17 August Time: 1PM Venue: The Glassworks

Tickets: £5

Tickets: £5 there will be guest appearances by Meitheal tutors such as Martin and Kavan Donohoe, Garry Shannon and Ernestine Healey.

Mitchell, Brian Mullen and the Carlin family.

Fiddlers of Aileach

Venue: Guildhall

once again for the Meitheal Reunion Concert at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

tradition in the city. This will include singers, musicians, All-Ireland champions and instrument makers, offering the Derry people a chance to celebrate together the historic occasion of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann arriving in the city and north of

of traditional music and the culture of Ireland is immeasurable. Countless generations will

remember this great man and pay homage to his teaching achievements, the great music he has which he has pioneered the establishment of Inishowen as an area of excellence for traditional music, song and dance. Friends and pupils of Dinny will join him on stage for Fiddlers of Aileach, a and album in honour of his work.


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the Clare Set Date: Saturday 17 August Time: 6PM Venue: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin Tickets: £5 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2013 has assembled a versatile collection of players, singers and dancers, who through their family and connections pay

tribute to the music of County Clare. This concert will celebrate the rich tradition of the region, and include a performance of the Clare set dancing style. Musical contributions will come from Eamonn and Geraldine Cotter, Josephine and Mary Nugent, Josephine Marsh and Mick Kinsella, and Pádraig Rynne, with accompaniment by Paul McSherry.

Slí Cholmcille

the way of Colmcille Date: Wednesday 14 August Time: 6:15PM Venue: Guildhall Square Tickets: Free admission

the Singer & the Song Date: Sunday 18 August Time: 1PM Venue: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

The group will progress to First Derry tradition relating to Saint Colmcille was than four hundred years. This year, it is intended to continue this newly revived tradition.

The line-up will include legendary singing trio The Voice Squad Antrim, Cathal McConnell (Boys of the Lough) and

Tickets: £5 from Galway, Sean Cocoran (Cran), John Tunney BBC Radio Ulster Caschlár presenter Brian Mullen will host a concert dedicated to traditional song,

The group will assemble at Port na Lang (behind Guildhall) and proceed up Cosán na nOilithreach (Magazine Street) to the sound of singing and piping with the banners held high.

Chróinín from Muskery in County Cork.

We hope as many as possible - locals and visitors - will participate in this celebration and follow the pipers and singers on Cosán na nOilithreach, the actual pilgrimage trail from Port na Long (on the bank of the Foyle) to the site of DubhReigleas - the medieval cathedral of Derry - a short but fascinating journey.

Music and readings will be provided along the way from Scottish and Irish performers.


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FLEADH Date: Wed 14 August - Sun 18 August Time: 8PM Venue: Craft Village

connections with Scotland and North America

The Craft Village will be transformed into a multistage venue, and all of its unique characteristics brought to the fore with a professional set design and atmospheric lighting. This truly will

Tickets: Free admission

media hub of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2013,

best traditional musicians performing in a series of shows broadcast live from the Craft Village, The Guildhall and Guildhall Square. Each show will be available online and also on TG4 and the MHZ network in the US.

which has been beautifully restored for the year of culture. These concerts will take place with a live audience, with stunning set design and quality production values. The concerts are individually themed featuring the best musicians from Ireland, the highlands and islands of Scotland, Nova Scotia and America.

kind. The very best acts on the contemporary folk and traditional music scene will have the audience in awe with jaw-dropping performances that blend exceptional technique with fresh musical ideas. All-Ireland champions will give us encores of their winning performances fresh out of their competitions.

bring the very best to an international online audience. This will all combine to form a slick broadcast package, with experienced host presenters that facilitate seamless transitions between performances through engaging interviews and audience interaction.

will leave a lasting impression on the huge thousands of people who will watch the show demand across the world.


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Closing Date Entries Closing Date forfor Entries 22nd July2013 2013 22nd July

f o e l t t a B s d n a B e th Date: Friday 16 August Time: 5PM Venue: St. Columb’s Hall Tickets: Free admission

friends who play together regularly or an emerging talent waiting to be discovered, we want to hear from you.

This is your chance to play at two of the biggest be raising awareness for Trad for Trócaire, a campaign that brings the Irish traditional music community together to raise money for Trócaire projects around the world. The winning band will perform live on the Gig Rig at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Derry, open for a major band during the Temple Bar Trad Fest 2014 and win 3 days studio/recording time at Clasac Studio, Dublin.

in association with Charity Registration No. CHY 5883 (ROI) XR 10431 (NI)

Date: Tuesday 13 August Time: 8PM

show boasts the largest cast of Irish dancers in the world!

Venue: Millennium Forum Tickets: £22.50 Take The Floor, in association with Riverdance, is a dance show unlike any other. This brand new departure in live entertainment will not only astound but inspire you by what can be created when like-minded people put their passions and creativity into practice. Directed and produced

Beoga, and a dream creative team


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the Closing Ceremony with Michael D. Higgins, Úachtarán na hÉireann

Date: Sunday 11 August Time: Afternoon Venue: Guildhall Tickets: Free admission

Cheoil na hÉireann in Derry this year. From 11th18th August, visitors from across the world will

3PM Boating Procession Traditional currachs from Ireland (Aodh, Fiachra, Conn and Fionnuala) and traditional boats from the Basque country will begin the proceedings on the Foyle, including Colm Cille, the biggest currach in the world. 3:30PM Pageant + Outdoor stage Join groups from across the city and beyond in our colourful Fleadh Pageant as it winds its way through

Date: Sunday 18 August Time: from 7PM Venue: Ebrington Square Tickets: Free admission The journey from Derry to Sligo begins as we celebrate the end of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2013.

in Guildhall Square from Sontas. our friends from near and far to mark the beginning of this amazing event.

to begin the closing party. Named after the 5PM Opening Ceremony We are honoured that Úachtarán na hÉireann, Cheoil 2013. Broadcaster Síle Ní Bhraonáin will join the cream of traditional bands, singers and dancers on the outdoor stage for a tune or two.

was formed by four student friends in 1969, this band have been honing their craft for 40 years, distilling their own unique form of the Scottish spirit and bottling it on stage.

10:30PM Fidget Feet - Fire Birds Flying musicians, a dance through the air, and the Fire Birds. This is traditional music and dance like you have never seen before. The sky over Derry will become the stage as Fidget Feet clamber over cranes to present their new aerial circus spectacle, a specially commissioned piece for Fleadh Cheoil 2013. Senior Céilí Band Winners As the hotly contested Senior Céilí Band competition wraps up, the 2013 winners will go straight to the outdoor stage for their victory performance. 11PM Peace III Musical Legacy An original score, started in 2012 in Cavan and passed to Derry in 2013, comes to the end of its cross-border journey with a spectacular performance by some of our best musicians.


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Outdoor Stages

Céilíthe

Date: Thu 15 August - Sun 18 August Time: All Day Venue: Victoria Market, Ebrington, Gasyard Tickets: Free admission The outdoor programme will feature Comhaltas branches from throughout the world alongside leading acts in the traditional genre. It kicks off with Sontas at the opening ceremony, a ten

SETS CÉILÍ - The Long Note Date: Friday 16 August

BBC Radio Ulster Blas

The weekly Irish music show broadcasts live from Fleadh Cheoil ‘13 with special guests.

RTÉ Céilí House Date: Saturday 17 August Time: 9PM Venue: Victoria Market RTÉ Radio 1’s long-running traditional music programme broadcasts live from Derry.

Tickets: Free admission

Tickets: £8 / €10

Hosted by Mayor O’Reilly Date: Wednesday 14 August Time: 2PM

Date: Saturday 17 August

Venue: Pilot’s Row

Time: 10PM

Tickets: Free admission

Venue: Guildhall Tickets: £8 / €10

SETS CÉILÍ - The Copperplate

SCOTTISH CÉILÍ WORKSHOP Date: Wednesday 14 August Time: 3PM

Date: Sunday 18 August

Venue: Memorial Hall

Time: 10PM

Tickets: Free admission

Venue: Guildhall Tickets: £8 / €10

FÍOR CÉILÍ - The Duntally

SCOTTISH CÉILÍ Date: Thursday 15 August Time: 3PM

Date: Friday 16 August

Venue: Memorial Hall

Time: 9:30PM

Tickets: Free admission

FÍOR CÉILÍ - Céilí Time

Venue: Victoria Market

Venue: Gasyard

CÉILÍ & OLD TIME DANCE

Tickets: £5 / €7

Time: 7PM

Time: 1PM

Venue: Guildhall

Venue: Magee Great Hall

Date: Friday 16 August

Date: Wednesday 14 August

Time: 10PM

SETS CÉILÍ - Johnny Reidy with the on the Ebrington stage as part of the closing celebrations. Perfect Friction are a seven piece band from Wicklow. Their music ranges from high-energy trad sets to pop and rock songs tastefully arranged with a trad theme. The Friel Sisters, Anna, Sheila and Clare, are young traditional musicians hailing from Glasgow/Donegal – they play a mixture of music interspersed with songs, many from their family repertoire. World renowned local bands including the Churchill Flute Band, the William King Memorial Band, the Burntollet Sons of Ulster and Pride of the Orange & Blue will perform on various outdoor stages over the weekend alongside educational master-classes, exhibitions and a play on marching bands, The Pride.

YOUTH CÉILÍ

OLD STYLE STEP DANCING Date: Saturday 17 August Time: 3:30PM

Date: Saturday 17 August

Venue: Waterloo Place

Time: 9:30PM

Tickets: Free admission

Venue: Magee Great Hall Tickets: £5 / €7

OLD STYLE STEP DANCING Date: Sunday 18 August Time: 3:30PM Venue: Waterloo Place Tickets: Free admission


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Seachtain na hÉigse CLUB ÉIGSE

CEANNRóDAÍ CONCERT

Date: Mon 12 August - Thu 15 August

Date: Tue 13 August

Time: 8PM

Time: 8:30PM

Venue: St. Columb’s Hall

Venue: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Tickets: Free admission

Tickets: Free admission

Club Éigse is an integral part of Scoil Éigse and is a fun way to learn new tunes, meet new people and have craic agus ceol! Club Éigse is a tutor led music session running every night during the Scoil Éigse week allowing musicians from all over Ireland and beyond to come together and socialise through their common interest in Irish culture.

Honouring the recipients of this year’s Ceannródaí Awards, this is a wonderful evening of music, song and Irish culture from around the world. This years concert features Anne Brolly, John & Carmel Burke, Rev. Gary Hastings, Pat McCabe, Finbar McLaughlin, Brendan Molloy, Margie Mulvihill and Mick O’Connor.

SEISIúN MóR AMHRáIN NA hÉIGSE

ARD OLLAMH

Date: Thursday 15 August

Time: 7PM

Time: 3:30PM

Venue: Everglades Hotel

Venue: Guildhall Square

Tickets: £50

Tickets: Free admission An outdoor spectacle where all Scoil Éigse pupils perform together en masse, showcasing the skills and talents they have learned throughout the week.

SCOIL ÉIGSE GALA CONCERT

Other Events Fiddle & Flute + Amorican Street Date: Friday 16 August Time: 8PM Venue: Methodist Church, Carlisle Road

Date: Thursday 15 August

Tickets: £5 / €7

Time: 10:30PM

Fiddle & Flute is a performance by two masters of the instruments, Marcas Ó Murchú (Derry) and Oisín Mac Diarmada (Sligo), accompanied by Ciaran Kelly on guitar, Ryan O’Donnell

A prestigious Gala dinner that will honour this year’s Ard-Ollamh, Marcas Ó Murchú. The evening will also feature special guest speakers and entertainment - an event not to be missed.

Venue: the Glassworks Tickets: £5 / €7 (Free for Cara Dillon & Ard Ollamh ticket holders)

special guests and dancers. friends Troy & Sabra McGillivray, Matt Mac Isaac, and Andrea Beaton for a rip-roaring night of Cape Breton tunes.

Date: Thursday 15 August

Ticket holders gain free admission to Nova Scotia Kitchen Party in the Glassworks @ 10:30pm

Nova Scotia Kitchen Party

Antrim & Derry Fiddlers Recital Date: Friday 16 August Time: 8PM Venue: St. Columb’s Hall Tickets: Free admission Fiddlers of all ages from County Derry and the

Singers Club

Date: Friday 16 August

CCÉ OvERSEAS RECEPTION

Time: 10AM

Date: Friday 16 August

Date: Sun 11 August - Sun 18 August

Time: 6PM

Time: 9:30PM

Venue: Millennium Forum Tickets: Free admission The tutors from the Fleadh’s music summer school bring their annual gala concert to the Forum for a morning performance open to all Scoil Éigse participants, their families and the general public. There will be performances from some of the country’s best exponents of the tradition.

Venue: St. Columb’s Hall, Minor Hall Tickets: Free admission Join traditional musicians, singers and dancers from all ence of Irish music and culture in 2013, the year of the Gathering.

to Fleadh Cheoil ‘13.

Marching Band Competition Date: Sunday 18 August Time: 10AM Venue: Celtic Park

Venue: A.O.H Hall Tickets: Free admission Singers from across Ireland and abroad will meet each night to share songs from their repertoires. Expect intimate crowds early to mid-week, with huge crowds at the weekend. A great place to source new songs.


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Fidget Feet: Aerial Dance Company (All events free) IRISH AND CONTEMPORARY DANCE WORKSHOPS

RAP & BEATS WORKSHOP Date: Mon 12 August - Wed 14 August

Date: Mon 12 August - Wed 14 August

Venue: The Gasyard

Venue: The Gasyard

Time: 11AM - 1PM (all ages)

Time: 10AM - 1PM (9 - 14 year olds) 2PM - 5PM (15 + year olds) Are you into Irish Dancing? In this workshop we shall take Irish Dancing and work on mixing it with contemporary choreography and movement. This class will be taught Keira Martin, a renowned UK-based choreographer and dancer, and will start with a basic contemporary dance warm-up before moving on to a creative approach to mixing Irish dancing with contemporary moves. There are a number of age-related workshops available that are suitable for groups aged between 9-14yrs, 1520yrs and anyone working within contemporary dance.

Aerial Workshops Date: Mon 12 August - Wed 14 August Venue: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin Tickets: 1:30PM - 3PM (8 - 14 year olds) 3:30PM - 5PM (15 + year olds)

This workshop in aerial cocoons is open to absolutely anyone who ever looked at a circus performer and wondered if they ever could. You will be introduced to basic climbs, keys and short sequences on cocoon. This class is structured like any dance technique class, beginning with a warm-up and exercises on the cocoons to understand how your body moves in space.

2PM - 3:30PM (all ages) Mad Jym, artistic and musical director of Fidget Feet, will conduct a percussion orientated workshop, exploring exciting ways of creating your own individual and group beats. Bubba Shakespeare will workshop mixing rap, beats, improvisation and spoken word Irish and English. Young rappers with some songs under their belt, musicians and singers all welcome.

PARENT + CHILD AERIAL WORKSHOPS

Invoke

Date: Mon 12 August - Wed 14 August

Date: Wednesday 14 August

Venue: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Time: 10PM

Time: 11AM - 12:30PM (3 - 7 year olds)

Venue: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

chance. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to take part in an aerial workshop with Fidget Feet, Ireland’s leading aerial dance theatre company. Discover what it Chantal McCormick, Fidget Feet’s artistic director, teaches you some simple (and safe) circus tricks using an aerial cocoon. You’ll struggle to keep your feet on the ground afterwards! This is a Parent and Child workshop so there must be one adult for every child, no exceptions.

This is where we turn everything upside down, literally. Come and invoke your passions as a night of percussion, rap, DJ-ing, visual art and aerial dance become one great hymn to the stars. Jym Darling, from Loop Guru and Fidget Cormac Corr and Bubba Shakespeare as they aim to Feet Aerialists perform in, around and above imagination and invoke your senses in this very special night.


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Seachtain na Gaeilge TURAIS SHIúIL

WALKING TOURS

DÍOSPóIREACHT

DISCUSSION

Dáta: 12ú Lúnasa - 15ú Lúnasa

Date: Mon 12 August - Thu 15 August

Dáta: 15ú Lúnasa

Date: Thursday 15 August

Am: 10:00rn & 2:00in

Time: 10AM & 2PM

Am: 1:00in

Time: 1PM

Ionad: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Venue: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Ionad: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Venue: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Táille: £3

Tickets: £3

Táille: Saor

Tickets: Free admission

Ag tosnú ag an Chultúrlann agus ag siúl thart ar

Commencing from the Cultúrlann and proceeding to Rossville Street, Bloody Sunday Mounument, Hunger

Acht na Gaeilge: Ceachtanna le foghlaim ó chur i

The Irish Language Act: Learning the lessons from the south.

and the Derry Walls. Tours will be conducted in Irish.

DIANCHúRSAÍ GAEILGE

INTENSIvE IRISH COURSES

Dáta: 13ú Lúnasa - 14ú Lúnasa

Date: Tue 13 August - Wed 14 August

Am: 11:00rn - 4:00in

Time: 11AM - 4PM

Ionad: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Venue: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Táille: £20

Tickets: £20 Three courses on offer - beginners, intermediate and advanced.

SEOLADH LEABHAIR

BOOK LAUNCH

Dáta: 15ú Lúnasa

Date: Thursday 15 August

Am: 1:00in

Time: 1PM

Ionad: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Venue: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Táille: Free

Tickets: Free admission

Language Resistance and Revival - Republican Prisoners and the Irish Language in the North of Ireland: Feargal Mac Ionnrachtaigh

Language Resistance and Revival - Republican Prisoners and the Irish Language in the North of Ireland: Feargal Mac Ionnrachtaigh

CAMPAÍ SAMHRAIDH

SUMMER CAMPS

Dáta: 12ú - 16ú Lúnasa

Date: Mon 12 August - Fri 16 August

Am: 10:00rn - 3:00in

Time: 10AM - 3PM

Time: 7:30PM

Ionad: Gaelscoil Éadain Mhóir

Venue: Gaelscoil Éadain Mhóir

Ionad: Ollscoil Uladh

Venue: University of Ulster

Táille: £20

Tickets: £20

Táille: Saor

Tickets: Free admission

TRáTH NA gCEIST

QUIZ

Dáta: 15ú Lúnasa

Date: Thursday 15 August

Am: 8:00in

Time: 8PM

Ionad: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Venue: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Táille: Saor

Tickets: Free admission

LÉACHT

LECTURE

Dáta: 14ú Lúnasa

Date: Wednesday 14 August

Am: 7:30in

Scéalta na Farraige agus Fuaimeanna na Mara Léachtóir: An Dr Maxim Fomin

Scéalta na Farraige agus Fuaimeanna na Mara Lecturer: Dr Maxim Fomin

Is as an Rúis ó dhúchas do Maxim. Is léachtóir le Gaeilge

A native of Russia, Max is a lecturer in the Irish language with Humanities in the University of Ulster. He is head

cheann ar an tionscadal taighde Scéalta na Farraige

Bhaile Átha Cliath agus Ollscoil Dhún Éidean.

Éireann, University of Ulster, UCD and Edinburgh University.


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Scannáin na Fleidhe Fleadh Films LÍOFA 2015

LÍOFA 2015

Dáta: 16ú Lúnasa

Date: Friday 16 August

Am: 2:30in

Time: 2:30PM

Ionad: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Venue: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Táille: Saor

Tickets: Free admission A celebration of the Líofa Challenge 2015

NA CASAIDIGH

THE BOTHY BOY

LÉACHT

LECTURE

Date: Tuesday 13 August

Date: Wednesday 14 August

Dáta: 16ú Lúnasa

Date: Friday 16 August

Time: 1PM

Time: 1PM

Am: 7:30in

Time: 7:30PM

Venue: the Nerve Centre

Venue: the Nerve Centre

Ionad: Ollscoil Uladh

Venue: University of Ulster

Tickets: Free admission

Tickets: Free admission

Táille: Saor

Tickets: Free admission

Amhránaíocht Lár-Uladh Léachtóir: An Dr Peadar Mac Gabhann

Amhránaíocht Lár-Uladh Lecturer: An Dr Peadar Mac Gabhann

Is as Coill an Chlochair i gCo. Thír Eoghain do Pheadar Mac Gabhann ó dhúchas. Is léachtóir le Gaeilge é

Peadar Mac Gabhann is a native of Clogher, Co Tyrone. He is a lecturer in the Irish language in the University of Ulster. He has lectured in Bonn and Notre Dame Universities. In 2011 he published a song collection and cd Songs of the Sperrins.

The story of Na Casaidigh, an Irish traditional group based in Dublin for many years, but originally from Gaoth Dobhair. The group features brothers Aongus,

Domhnaill - musician, composer, arranger, producer group of all time, The Bothy Band.

dlúthdhiosca Songs of the Sperrins sa bhliain 2011.

CEOLCHOIRM: Dúchas Dhoire

CONCERT: Dúchas Dhoire

Dáta: 16ú Lúnasa

Date: Friday 16 August

Am: 7:00in

Time: 7PM

Ionad: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Venue: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Táille: £5

Tickets: £5 Local musicians from Derry. MC Feargal Mag Uiginn

AIFREANN NA GAEILGE

IRISH MASS

Dáta: 18ú Lúnasa

Date: Sunday 18 August

Am: 11:00rn

Time: 11AM

Ionad: Ard Eaglais Eoghain

Venue: St. Eugene’s Cathedral

NATURAL GRACE

BANRÍON AN CHEOIL

Date: Thursday 15 August

Date: Friday 16 August

Time: 1PM

Time: 1PM

Venue: the Nerve Centre

Venue: the Nerve Centre

Tickets: Free admission

Tickets: Free admission

we see and hear him in both informal and concert settings.

Documentary following Séamus O’Kane and Michael Billinge as they build a replica of Denis O’Hampsey’s famous 1792 Harp. Nodlaig Brolly learns to play this ancient instrument with celebrated Celtic harpers.


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EXHIBITION: The Light of Other Days by Frankie Quinn

Evensong Date: Monday 12 August

Date: All week Exhibition:

The Living Tradition

Time: 8PM

Date: All week

Venue: St. Columb’s Cathedral

Venue: Diamond Room, Millennium Forum

Tickets: Free admission An Evensong celebrating the tradition of sacred music and literature of Gaelic Scotland and Ireland in Saint Columb’s Cathedral, featuring the Psalm Singers of the Isle of Lewis, Scotland and Cór Gaelach, Donaghmore, Co. Tyrone.

Venue: TBC

The Comhaltas Traditional Music Archive comprises the recordings, documents and images collected by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann during our 50 years of promoting Irish music and culture. Our Archive is housed and curated within a network of Regional Resource Centres, with local specialists on hand to catalogue the unique music of each area. If you would like to work with the Archive in its entirety, you are very welcome to visit any of the Centres and sign up for your account. Read more about the history and holdings of the Comhaltas Archive.

The Light of Other Days encapsulates the work of Lurgan-born Jim Maginn’s photographic archive of traditional Irish musicians 1985-2012. As the artist makes clear, he sees the essence of a great photograph as being all about the capturing of decisive moments ‘the best portraits arrive naturally when a relationship of trust exists’.

EXHIBITION: Famine Folio by Ivan Armstrong Date: All week Venue: the Playhouse Theatre ‘Famine Folio’ is the work of Belfast artist Ivan Armstrong and consists of a suite of 8 large etchings which refer to conditions, incidents and legislation during the period 1845-49 which has been described as ‘Ireland’s

Website: comhaltasarchive.ie insight into the artist’s view of the events of the period.

The Pride

Organ Recital Golf @ the Fleadh

Date: Monday 12 August

Date: Wednesday 14th August

Time: 8PM

Time: 1PM

Date: Wed 14 August - Thu 15 August

Venue: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Venue: St. Columb’s Cathedral

Time: 5PM

Tickets: Free admission

Venue: City of Derry Golf Club

Based on the research with the Pride of the Orange and Blue, The Pride tells the story of what goes on in any band, when they are not on the street - the highs and lows, the comradeship, the laughter and the tears. In ‘getting under the uniform’, the play seeks to give an opportunity to those from both inside and outside the band community to understand the lifestyle and motivation of marching bands.

The Dean of Derry and Rector of Templemore, William Morton, will give a short lunchtime performance on the grand organ in St. Columb’s Cathedral.

Practice some golf at the Fleadh at City of Derry

Exhibition:

Round the House and Mind the Dresser Date: All week Time: 8PM Venue: Diamond Room, Millennium Forum Tickets: Free admission An exhibition which celebrates the history and culture of Irish traditional music, song and dance. The original exhibition was developed by Cavan County Museum in 2010 to coincide with the Fleadh. The exhibition will give visitors an insight into the history and culture of Irish traditional music, song and dance from the 1700s to the present day. Irish traditional music, song and dance is regarded worldwide as a vibrant the homes and crossroads of rural Ireland to its animated and evolving cultural phenomenon. Common themes in the music are daily life, romance, struggles, nature and landscape all of which are still prevalent today.The exhibition features historic and contemporary photographs and text showcasing the traditions.

LECTURE: New Brunswick and Derry: the Forgotten Link by Mickey McGuinness

Activities include Fleadh team competition, President’s Scramble, Shotgun start, Fleadh music session and open golf competitions.

Date: Saturday 17 August Time: 2PM Venue: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin Tickets: Free admission


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CD & Book Launches DYLAN FOLEY & TOMMY FITZHARRIS (CD) Date: Friday 16 August Time: 3PM Venue: the Orchard Cinema, St. Columb’s Hall

ENDA SEERY: PEACE OF THE COUNTRYSIDE (CD) Date: Saturday 17 August Time: 2:30PM Venue: the Orchard Cinema, St. Columb’s Hall

Emmett McCourt: Feast or Famine Date: Friday 16 August

MATT DEAN: TRASNA NA FARRAIGE (CD)

Time: 7PM Venue: Minor Hall, St. Columb’s Hall

Fleadh Food & Drink Guide A directory of some of the best places to visit for food and drink during Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann

Date: Saturday 17 August Time: 4PM Venue: the Orchard Cinema, St. Columb’s Hall

other events in the City this month.. What Foyle Pride When 21–25 Aug Where City Wide What City of Derry Guitar Festival When 22–25 Aug Where North West Regional College What Walled City Tattoo When 28–30 Aug Where Ebrington Square The Walled City Tattoo is a blend of home and international talent. With a 600-strong cast, music, dance and theatre will display a vivid reflection on our coloured history. Old favourites will feature as Highland & Irish dancers come together to present a whirling and vibrant display that fuses the main cultures within our society.

As tens of Thousands of people have left from the Port of Derry over the centuries through Emigration, they have taken with them their culture, music & food. Feast or Famine food heritage has travelled to the New World and impacted on other nations. The Book is a unites us all and of how our food connects us with people and places throughout the World. Feast or Famine is published by Guildhall Press and is part of the Fleadh Cheoil and City of Culture Celebrations.


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Badgers

16-18 Orchard Street, BT48 6EG t: (028) 7136 3306 t: (028) 7136 0763 f: (028) 7137 7389 e: badgersbar@gmail.com Located in the heart of the city mid-way between two of Derry’s most popular theatres, this venues also a popular spot for pre and après theatre drinks. And, if you love shopping then Badger’s Place is the perfect place to take the weight off your feet mid-

City Hotel

spree, situated as it is between Derry’s two largest shopping centres, Foyleside and Richmond Centre. The bar is also perfectly located opposite two of the Fleadh’s largest venues, Millennium Forum and St. Columb’s Hall. Serving local fresh produce to suit all tastes. Function rooms also available for large parties of 130 plus. Great food, great value and great hospitality - what Badger’s sets out to do, it does well!

Queens Quay, BT48 7AS t: (028) 7136 5800 f: (028) 7137 5801 e: reservations@cityhotelderry.com Of all the Derry hotels, the City Hotel enjoys one of the most idyllic locations; perched on the banks of the River Foyle within 5 minutes walking distance of the historic Derry Walls. The City Hotel is perfectly positioned for sightseeing breaks in Derry City and the surrounding areas.

A stay at our hotel guarantees easy access to some of the most remarkable golf courses in Ireland. Explore Derry, Donegal and Antrim, including the Giant’s Causeway, at your leisure. If you tire yourself out, you can always relax, enjoy the craic and a few pints of the

The hotel offers 158 guestrooms, including “The Collection Penthouse Suites and Rooms”, superior rooms and suites, all of which have been designed to the most exacting standards of contemporary styling.


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St. Columb’s Hall

Orchard Street, BT48 6EG t: (028) 7126 2880 e: info@stcolumbshall.com @StColumbsHall St Columb’s Hall is delighted to be one of the main venues in the city during Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Doire 2013 and this will be a great opportunity to experience this iconic building in full swing. St Columb’s Hall will be the spectacular venue for the Club Éigse from Monday 12 August to Thursday

Ramada Da Vinci’s

15 August during Fleadh Cheoil. Also the venue will be host competitions and entertainment over the weekend. St Columb’s Hall was built in 1886, this architecturally stunning building is situated in the heart of the city next to Derry’s historic city walls. The building was previously owned by the Catholic Church and under the new ownership of The Garvan O’Doherty Group this historic listed building will under go major refurbishment to cover the space into a multi-purpose entertainment facility. St Columb’s Hall welcomes performers to come into the venue and have musical sessions throughout the Fleadh Cheoil.

15 Culmore Road, BT48 8JB t: (028) 7127 9111 e: info@davincishotel.com @DaVincisHotel

Complex has 65 modern bedrooms, an award winning traditional Irish bar and the Grillroom Restaurant which is one of the best restaurant’s in Derry on site. All guests of the 4* Da Vinci’s Hotel can enjoy

4* Da Vinci’s Hotel is excited to welcome all those attending Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Doire 2013. 4* Da Vinci’s Hotel is famous in Derry for outstanding staff, great food, value for money, a warm welcome and is always good craic! The hotel is located a short walk from Derry City Centre and is sure to be a hot spot during the Fleadh Cheoil. 4* Da Vinci’s Hotel

parking and a complimentary shuttle bus travelling from the hotel into the city centre during Fleadh Cheoil. 4* Da Vinci’s Hotel is always a hub of activity during large scale events and provides the warmest welcome in Derry to visitors. 4* Da Vinci’s Hotel welcomes performers to come to our hotel, bar and restaurant and have musical sessions.


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Peadar O’Donnell’s & the Gweedore

59-63 Waterloo Street, BT48 6HD t: (028) 7126 7295 e: peadarodonnells@hotmail.com Peadar O Donnell’s, the home of Live traditional & contemporary music in Derry. On our premises we have 3 different bars – Peadar O’Donnells, the Gweedore Bar and Gweedore Upstairs. Peadars is known throughout the world and is a must in ever increasing numbers.

Tower Hotel

We are famous for, among other things, our live music which is largely organised but has regular impromptu sessions from either local musicians or visiting performers.

Butcher Street, BT48 6HL t: (028) 7137 1000 f: (028) 7137 1234 e: reservations@thd.ie

You can view the images of Derry photographer Robert Emmett of Peadar’s and some of the musicians who play nightly here in our gallery.

Overlooking the famous Derry City Walls, the Walls Bar & Restaurant at the Tower Hotel provides a contemporary and stylish setting that is appealing to both residents and locals alike. Both Full Ulster and Continental Breakfasts are served in the restaurant from 7.00am until 10.00am daily and from 7.30am at the weekend. The imaginative lunch and dinner menu

Whichever of our bars you would like to visit, you are guaranteed a warm welcome, a good time and the best pint in Derry.

this award winning combination has become a very popular choice amongst the local Derry community and international visitors. Our new Lyric Bar and Grill, “the home of loud food and tasty music” incorporates the eclectic music culture past and present within this wonderful city. Live at the Lyric, quality music sessions to suit all taste buds. An experience not to be missed!


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Bound for Boston

Waterfoot Hotel

27-31 Waterloo Street, BT48 6HA t: (028) 7127 1315 e: dohertyles@hotmail.com The ‘Bound For Boston’ is a traditional Free House a few minutes walk from the famous Butcher Gate and

the Delacroix

Caw Roundabout, Waterside, BT47 6TB t: (028) 7134 5500 e: info@waterfoothotel.com The Waterfoot Hotel Derry - Londonderry, Northern Ireland is chic and unique. Overlooking the River Foyle on the Waterside of the city, it’s excellent location is just a 5 minute drive from the City of Derry Airport or into the city centre. This hotel is ideal for the business and leisure traveller visiting Derry-Londonderry, the UK’s City of Culture for 2013. If you wish to relax, shop, golf, do business or go

sightseeing it’s location allows easy access for visitors travelling from all directions. It’s excellent reputation for weddings, conferences, food and private functions makes it one of the best hotels in the city. The newly built Peace Bridge and The Venue at Ebrington is a leisurely 15 minute walk from the hotel and a further

and leading edge facilities at the heart of this fantasStylish contemporary accommodation, perfect for business or leisure breaks.

18A Buncrana Road, BT48 8AB t: (028) 7126 2990 f: (028) 7127 2799 The Delacroix Bar is a friendly and welcoming pub which is well known for its traditional Irish menu. Make sure you book on Sunday’s for their classic roast lunch as it is extremely popular. The bar has a large function room available for parties and events. It serves both pub grub and a la carte, reasonably priced. Plenty of screen for watching sporting events.

City Walls; The name refers to the days of the famine, when millions of Irish citizens made the exodus across the Atlantic to America. Situated in Waterloo Street this lively bar attracts people of all ages to sample the perfect pint and to enjoy regular performances by some of the best local live music Derry has to offer.


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the Dungloe Bar 41-43 Waterloo Street, BT48 6HD t: (028) 7126 7716 f: facebook.com/dungloebar.derry The Dungloe is a pub in Derry city centre with a local feel, good beer and great craic. Over the years we have built up a reputation as one of the best pubs for music in the city supporting local bands, traditional music and new talent. Looking for a venue to show off your band or trying to get a regular booking? We encourage all new upcoming acts to get in touch. We have a large function room upstairs which is available for anniversaries, bands, birthdays, christenings and parties. Hot and cold buffets are available on request.

Tracy’s Bar 1 William Street, BT48 6HF t: (028) 7126 9700 f: (028) 7127 2799 e: facebook.com/tracysbar.derry One of the most famous spots in the Derry, Tracy’s Bar is in the heart of the city’s famous Waterloo Street area. Located right on the corner with William Street, this is a traditional pub with character that attracts tourists and locals every day of the week. Famous for its rich history, great pints and the warmest of welcomes, legend has it that it was the locals in Tracy’s that kicked off Derry’s in the day. Tracy’s is right in the middle of things and is a must see for any visitor to the city.

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Café del Mondo 29 the Craft Village, BT48 6AR t: (028) 7136 6877 w: www.cafedelmondo.org e: cathytaylor55@hotmail.com Cafe del Mondo is located in the 19th century square of Derry’s charming Craft Village in between lower Shipquay St. and Magazine St. We operate a cafe during the day and a licensed restaurant in the evenings with a multicultural menu which changes monthly. Our food is freshly prepared using organic and free-trade produce, fresh bread and scones are baked daily.

Downeys, Sugar, the Metro & Earth Downeys & Sugar, 33 Shipquay Street, BT48 6DL t: (028) 7126 0820 ~ the Metro, 3 Bank Place, BT48 6EA, t: (028) 7126 7401 ~ Earth, 125129 Strand Road, BT48 7PA t: (028) 7136 0556 Downey’s, Sugar, the Metro and Earth form an essential part of the vibrant night life in Derry City. Downey’s and The Metro offer an intimate pub-style atmosphere right next to the City Walls with some of the best pub grub in the city on offer. “Sugar” and “Earth” are two of Derry’s hottest nightclubs - attracting a stylish, eclectic crowd.

The Sandwich Company Bishop Street, BT48 6HP t: (028) 7137 2500 13 Strand Road, BT48 7BJ t: (028) 7126 6771 www.thesandwichco.com bar in Derry’s city centre. Our goals today are the same as they were back then. We offer a unique eating experience and deliver food, atmosphere and comfort beyond the expectations of our customers, with food being served that would be identical from any of our stores.


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Abercorn Bar

the Grand Central

31-35 Strand Road, BT48 7BL t: (028) 7136 6910 The Strand Bar is a major bar and entertainment complex right in the centre of the city. Cosmopolitan restaurant which is open every day for lunch from 12 noon to 3pm and 5pm to last orders at 10.45pm. All food is fresh and prepared as ordered. Cooking is traditional and the average price is £10.00/euro17.00. The restaurant is owned and managed by the B. Duddy Family Group.

Flaming Jack’s

42 Abercorn Road, BT48 6SA t: (028) 7126 5467 e: abercornbar@btconnect.com

27 Strand Road, Derry, BT48 7BJ t: (028) 7126 7826 f: facebook.com/TheGrandCentralBar

Abercorn Bar is located close to the famous Craigavon Bridge and just a stone throw away from tourist attractions and amenities like Foyleside and city walls.

As one of the oldest bars in Derry the Grand Central was originally established in 1922. It is now a popular spot for pub food and live music throughout the week.

Bogside Inn

the Bowery

31-35 Strand Road, BT48 7BL t: (028) 7126 6400 f: (028) 7126 0929 Located on the corner of Strand Road and Great James Street opposite the City Hotel. Flaming Jack’s is perfectly located in the heart of the city centre, offering affordable, tasty dining in the heart of Derry night life. Newly refurbished locally owned restaurant, very busy, great food, great service, great prices - we just love food!

Rafters

21 Westland Street, BT48 9EP t: (028) 7126 9300 e: bogsideinnbar@btconnect.com

1 Orchard Row, BT48 6SN t: (028) 7126 0028 f: facebook.com/bowery.barderry

Located in the heart of the Bogside area of the city among the Bogside Murals. The Inn offers the guarantee of a great pint for all and all visitors are welcome.

The Bowery Bar, just off the Foyle Road, is a short walk from the centre. It offers a cosy atmosphere and the perfect place to relax after a busy day.

the Carraig Bar

River Inn & Cellars

122 Northland Road, BT48 0LX t: (028) 7126 6080 f: (028) 7127 2799 Located on the outskirts of the city centre, Rafters is a tastefully decorated restaurant that can cater for everyone’s needs, from couples dining to large parties for special occasions. Live music and karaoke at the weekends, and plenty of good craic and night time entertainment.

113-119 Strand Road, BT48 7PA t: (028) 7126 7529 Carraig is a traditional Irish bar where they serve bar food daily with a variety of drinks. They also have a childrens menu with high chairs.

36-38 Shipquay Street, BT48 6DW t: (028) 7136 7463 f: (028) 7131 2134 Derry’s oldest sited bar incorporates the famous ‘Derry Walls’ and provides a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.


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Legenderry Warehouse No. 1

1-3 Guildhall Street, BT48 6BB t: (028) 7126 4798 @Warehouse2013 We provide the very best coffee and tea the city has to offer. Drop in for breakfast, lunch or evening treats. It is also a unique place to pick up City of Culture gifts.

Café Soul

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Water Fortune

the Monico

44 Clooney Terrace, Waterside, BT48 6AP t: (028) 7134 1100

44-48 Strand Road, BT48 7AJ t: (028) 7126 3705

4-6 Custom House Street, BT48 6AD t: (028) 7126 3121

Located on the Waterside area of the city, the Water Fortune produces top class Chinese and oriental food with an express delivery service to keep everyone happy!

Located on one of the city centre’s busiest thoroughfares, the Clarendon bar has late opening seven nights a week. Lunches served daily.

Located beside the famous Guildhall in Custom House Street, full lunches are served from 12 noon- 2.30pm with snacks served all day. Late night opening with quizzes and weekend entertainment.

Build-a-Burger

2/3 Shipquay Place, BT48 6DH t: (077) 0830 3403 w: www.cafe-soul.com

Waterloo Place, BT48 6BU t: (028) 7136 0132 w: www.buildaburger.co.uk

The cafe at the very heart and soul of Derry’s historic walled city. Relax with friends and take in the view of the impressive Guildhall enjoying home-cooked food.

You are the architect, we are your builders. We will build to your spec, be it a simple burger or something a wee bit more experimental. Your meal, your choice!

Custom House

the Clarendon Bar

Caife Fáilte

the Rocking Chair

15 Waterloo Street, BT48 6HA t: (028) 7128 1200 The Rocking Chair on Waterloo Street is a lively locals’ pub where you can relax with a great assortment of drinks. An ideal place for a quiet drink with friends or a loved one.

The Exchange

Cheers Steak House

59 Strand Road, BT48 7BN t: (028) 7136 1527 f: facebook.com/cheersrestaurantderry Tasty American-Irish food in a perfectly located city centre spot, nearby to the Quayside cinema and North West Regional college. Great meals at great prices.

Quaywest & Fitzroy’s

Queens Quay, BT48 7AS t: (028) 7137 3366 e: info@customhouserestaurant.com

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, 37 Great James Street t: (028) 7136 9741 w: www.culturlann-doire.ie

Exchange House, Queens Quay, BT48 7AY t: (028) 7127 3990 e: exchangerestaurant@yahoo.co.uk

Quaywest, 28 Boating Club Lane, BT48 7QB t: (028) 7137 0977 e: quay-west@btconnect.com

We offer uncomplicated, succulent food with big

Located in the heart of the city centre, Caife Fáilte

An exciting city centre restaurant offering quality food, delicious wine, ambient surroundings and bustling atmosphere. Beside Guildhall and opposite City Hotel.

Fitzroy’s, 2-4 Bridge Street, BT48 6JZ t: (028) 7126 6211

food and practice your Irish language as well!


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Sandino’s Water Street, BT48 6BQ t: (028) 7130 9297 e: joe@mulheron.com

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Argyle Arms 71 Argyle Terrace, Rosemount, BT48 0DN t: (028) 7126 4248

Campbells 62 Spencer Road, Waterside, BT47 6AG t: (028) 7131 2949

Primrose Café 15 Carlisle Road, BT48 6JJ t: (028) 7126 4622

Gainsborough Bar 5 Shipquay Place, BT48 6DH t: (028) 7126 2994

Café Fresco

O’Díochan’s Bar

18-22 Waterloo Place, BT48 6BU t: (028) 7126 3030

Sizzlers 12A Shipquay Street, BT48 6DN t: (028) 7126 0500

Café Grianan 10 William Street, BT48 6ES t: (028) 7126 9236

1-7 Chamberlain Street, BT48 6LR t: (028) 7136 6532 f: facebook.com/odiochansbar Centrally located just a minute’s walk from Waterloo Place. Bar, offsales and food served daily. Good craic & good food, live entertainment and daily specials.

Oakgrove Bar Fiorentini’s 67-69 Strand Road, BT48 7BW t: (028) 7126 0653

88 Bishop Street, BT48 6QE t: (028) 7136 0495

Porters 29 Foyle Street, BT48 6AL t: (028) 7126 5100

Crescent Bar Doherty’s Bakery 23 William Street, BT48 6EP t: (028) 7126 9376

126 Beechwood Avenue, Creggan, BT48 9LT t: (028) 7126 8006

Telstar Bar Central Drive, Creggan, BT48 9QG t: (028) 7186 0013

Lawrences Bar Café Nervosa 7-8 Magazine Street, BT48 6HJ t: (028) 7126 0562 Totally Celaic Friendly

Taxi Services

8 Dungiven Road, Waterside, BT47 6BW t: (028) 7131 1249

Abercorn Service Station

A1 Taxis 7 Chapel Road t: (028) 7134 2626

A Cabs 77 Racecourse Road t: (028) 7135 3333

City Cabs 27-31 William Street t: (028) 7126 4466

Derry Taxis 21B Glenbrook Terrace t: (028) 7126 0247

Express Taxis

31c Abercorn Road, BT48 6SA 9 Maydown Road t: (028) 7186 1555

Foyle Taxis 10A Market Street t: (028) 7126 3905 t: (028) 7127 9999

Glassagh Taxis Rath Mor Business Park t: (028) 7136 1111

Nippy Taxis 19A Strabane Old Road t: (028) 7131 2666

Taxi Co. 92 Bishop Street / Strand Road t: (028) 7137 1944

Thornhill Taxis Leafair t: (028) 7135 3111


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Principle Partners & Funders:

Main Sponsors:

FRi 16 aUgUst Scoil Éigse Gala Concert

Millennium Forum

1000

Campaí Samhraidh

Gaelscoil Éadain Mhóir

1000

The Meitheal Orchestra

Guildhall

1300

Banríon an Cheoil

Nerve Centre

1300

CD Launch: Dylan Foley & Tommy Fitzharris

the Orchard Cinema, St Columb's Hall

1500

Battle of the Bands

St Columb's Hall

1700

CCÉ Overseas Reception

Minor Hall, St Columb's Hall

1800

Emmett McCourt: Feast or Famine

Minor Hall, St Columb's Hall

1900

Dúchas Dhoire

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

1900

BBC Radio Ulster, Blas

Victoria Market

1900

Léacht: Amhránaíocht Lár-Uladh

Ollscoil Uladh

1930

FleadhLive

Craft Village

2000

Fiddle, Flute and Amorican Street

Methodist Church, Carlisle Road

2000

Antrim and Derry Fiddlers Recital

St Columb's Hall

2000

Dervish

Victoria Market

2100

Singers Club

A.O.H Hall

2130

Fíor Céilí: The Duntally

Magee Great Hall

2130

Sets Céilí: The Long Note

Guildhall

2200

Late Night Tunes with Beoga & Damien Mullane

The Glassworks

2230

sat 17 aUgUst

Select Event Partners:

Fiddlers of Aileach

The Glassworks

1300

New Brunswick and Derry: the Forgotten Link

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

1400

CD Launch: Matt Dean, Trasna na Farraige

the Orchard Cinema, St Columb's Hall

1430

Old Style Step Dancing

Waterloo Place

1530

CD Launch: Enda Seery, Peace of the Countryside

the Orchard Cinema, St Columb's Hall

1600

The Clare Set

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

1800

Transatlantic Fleadh

The Venue, Ebrington

2000

FleadhLive

Craft Village

2000

RTÉ Céilí House

Victoria Market

2100

Singers Club

A.O.H Hall

2130

Fíor Céilí: Céilí Time

Magee Great Hall

2130

Sets Céilí: Johnny Reidy

Guildhall

2200

Late Night Tunes with Flook & Liz Carroll

The Glassworks

2230

Media Partners: sUn 18 aUgUst Marching Band Competition

Celtic Park

1000

Ebrington Square

1200

The Singer and the Song

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

1300

Old Style Step Dancing

Waterloo Place

1530

The Closing Ceremony

Ebrington Square

1900

Senior Céilí Band Competition

The Venue, Ebrington

1930

FleadhLive

Craft Village

2000

Singers Club

A.O.H Hall

2130

Sets Céilí: The Copperplate

Guildhall

2200

Late Night Tunes with Tim Edey & Brendan Power

The Glassworks

2230

Fidget Feet with Fire Birds

Ebrington Square

2230


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