It’s official! Lord of the Dance Michael Flatley will open #fleadh2017.
The accomplished dancer, flautist, actor, director and producer, is looking forward to returning to the town where he was once a competitor in Fleadh Cheoil na Éireann.
Here is what Michael said about his return to Ennis and the Fleadh: “It’s a great honour to be asked to open this year’s Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Ennis. It is such a great home of traditional music and a place I have very fond memories of including winning the All-Ireland there many years ago. It is vitally important for all of us to nurture young talent and to encourage young people today to play Irish music. I’m really looking forward to it and am sure it will be a huge success.”
And now for the feet to do the talking ….
While Shakespeare had some ideas on music being the food of love, Supermac’s Ireland has taken an alternative view to the bard by providing food to the music of #fleadh2017.
For a second year in a row Ireland’s largest indigenous quick service restaurant chain has announced its sponsorship of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Inis.
The well-known food company with a family restaurant in Ennis will continue as a gold sponsor of the Fleadh which is taking place between August 13 and 21.