Mid-Atlantic Fleadh

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The next Mid-Atlantic Fleadh will take place Mothers Day weekend, May 8-10, 2020!

Registration for the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Fleadh will open March 1 and close April 4.

Entry: To register for the 2020 Fleadh, enter your information into the “2020 Fleadh Entry Form” at the bottom of this page.  When you press submit, your registration details will be submitted to us electronically.  Submit a separate entry form for each individual or group you register.  Once you've finished submitting, visit our “Registration Payment” page.  There, add “Fleadh Registration” to your cart and as well as any additional solo, duet, trio, group, or dance competitions, as required.  The total amount you’ll be charged should reflect the amount you indicated at the bottom of your 2020 Fleadh Entry Form(s).  Next, click the “Checkout” button and you’ll be directed to our payment page.  Finally, click on the PayPal button on the left.  Payment can be made using your personal PayPal account or with a major credit card or debit card.  Receipt of payment will be emailed to you by PayPal.  

Entry Fees:  Music competition fees are $20 per entrant for one solo instrumental, duet, trio, or sean nós competition; $5 for each additional solo, duet or trio competition.  The fee for céilí bands is $50. The fee for grúpaí ceoil is $3 per member.  A family will not pay more than $75 in music competition fees.  For dance competitions, which are separate, the fee for four hand céilí or set dancing teams is $30, the fee for eight hand céilí or set dancing teams is $50.  The deadline for entry is April 4, 2020, see online entry form below.  Entries received after April 4 will be assessed a $50 late fee.  Duets, trios, grúpaí ceoil, and céilí bands must submit their entries before the Fleadh and will not be permitted to submit their entry during the Fleadh weekend.  Finally, there is a $10 per day entry fee for non-competitors, payable online or on-site at the Fleadh table in the hotel's main corridor.  A three day visitors pass is also available for $25.

Fleadh Rules: Click here for the 2020 Clár na gComórtas (syllabus), which includes the complete official competition rules as well as information about your correct competition number and grade.  (You can also review the chart at bottom of this page for competition number & grade.)  

 Tír na nÓg: click here for complete information about the Under 10 Tír na nÓg competition and entry.

For questions about Fleadh competitions, contact Frankie McCormick at mccormickfip@aol.com or Terry Rafferty at 201-288-4267 / TRaff5788@aol.com.

Accommodation:  The 2020 Mid-Atlantic Regional Fleadh will take place at the Parsippany Hilton, 1 Hilton Ct, Parsippany, New Jersey 07054.  A block of rooms for the "Mid-Atlantic Irish Music Weekend 2020" has been reserved at the Parsippany Hilton May 8 - May 10, 2020 at a special rate of $133/night.  Breakfast for two adults and children under 12 can be included for an additional $21 per day, bringing the rate to $154 per night plus tax.  (Please advise the front desk at check in and they will modify your reservation to include breakfast.)  This special room rate will be available from the time the booking link has been posted until the group block is sold out, so please book soon.  You can book over the phone by calling 973-267-7373 and using our group code COM20.  If you prefer to book your accommodation online, you can do so by clicking here.

Hall of Fame Banquet & Céilí: The Saturday night Hall of Fame Banquet & Céilí will include the installation of Deirdre Connolly, John Kennedy and Dennis Gallery (R.I.P.) into the Mid-Atlantic Region's Hall of fame, the Gradam Comaoine/Outstanding Contribution Award given to Kathleen Biggins, and the Service Award given to Mary Higgins and Rose Flanagan!  Reservations required, individual tickets are $75 per person and $750 for branch tables of ten.  Please note, individual seating is open & unassigned and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.  Click here to book online through our Hall of Fame Banquet ticketing page, or through the mail by contacting:

Mickey Coleman
Fleadh 2020
13 Fullerton Ave.
Yonkers NY 10704
email: mickey@shorelinecontracts.com
Checks payable to “Mid-Atlantic Fleadh"

Advertise in our Journal!: Folks interested in reaching a large and engaged audience are encouraged to take out an ad Ad Journal!   Click here to download our 2020 Journal Advertising Contract.

Perpetual Cup Donations: Click here to download a list of Perpetual Cup donations.

Click here to download the 2019 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann results  •  Click here to download the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Fleadh results

Mid-Atlantic Fleadh Entry Form

FLEADH REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!  SEE YOU IN 2020!

To register, complete the form below.  Required fields are marked with an asterisk.*  Submit a separate entry form for each individual or group you register.  Once you've submitted your registration (or registrations, if you're submitting for more than one person), you will be directed to our payment page, where you can pay using your credit card, debit card, or personal PayPal account.   Please pay for all your registrations in a single payment!  You can select multiple registrations on the payment page, the amount you will pay should reflect the combined total of every registration you submit.

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IF YOUR PROBLEM PERSISTS, CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE ENTRY FORM.  ONCE DOWNLOADED, FILL IT IN AND EITHER EMAIL IT TO TERRY AT TRaff5788@aol.com (PAYMENT SHOULD BE MADE AT OUR STORE IMMEDIATELY AT THE TIME OF EMAILING) OR SEND IT TO HER VIA THE US POSTAL SERVICE (PAYMENT CAN BE MADE VIA CHECK) USING THE ADDRESS ON THE FORM.  FORMS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MAY 5.  ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED AFTER MAY 5 AND SUMBISSIONS POSTMARKED AFTER MAY 5 WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE $50 LATE FEE.

Grades and
Competitions

Grades
a = A person whose 12th or earlier
     birthday occurs on any date in the year
     of Fleadhanna Ceoil competitions.
b = 12-15: a person whose 13th, 14th or
     15th birthday occurs on any date in the
     year of Fleadhanna Ceoil competitions.
c = 15-18: a person whose 16th, 17th or
     18th birthday occurs on any date in the
     year of Fleadhanna Ceoil competitions.
d = O-18: a person whose 19th or greater
     birthday occurs on any date in the year
     of Fleadhanna Ceoil competitions.
All competitions a/b/c/d unless otherwise noted 

Competitions
Your competition number is listen 

Solo Competitions 
1. Fiddle 
2. Two Row Button Accordion 
3. Concert Flute 
4. Tin Whistle (6 hole penny-whistle styles
          only)   
5. Piano Accordion 
6. Concertina 
7. Uilleann Pipes 
8. Harp 
9. Mouth Organ 
10. Banjo 
11. Mandolin 
12. Piano 
13. One Row Melodeon (old style) 
14. Miscellaneous Instrument (any 
          instrument not listed)   
15. Accompaniment 
16. Bodhran   
17. Céilí Band Drummer 

Solo Slow Airs 
18. Fiddle 
19. Uilleann Pipes 
20. Concert Flute 
21. Tin Whistle 
22. Harp 

Ensembles 
23. Duet 
24. Trio
25. Ceili Band 
26. Grupai Cheoil 
27. Accordion Band (Marching) 
28. Flute Band (Marching) 
29. Miscellaneous Band (Marching) 
30. Pipe Band (Marching)

Singing
31. Irish Singing: Ladies 
32. Irish Singing: Men 
33. English Singing: Ladies 
34. English Singing: Men 
35. Whistling 
36. Lilting 
37. Newly Composed Songs: Irish 
38. Newly Composed Songs: English

39. Newly Composed Dance Tunes (any
          age) 

Rince 
40. 8-Hand Céilí Ladies 
41. 8-Hand Céilí Mixed 
42. 4-Hand Céilí Ladies 
43. 4-Hand Céilí Mixed 
44. Full Set Ladies
45. Full Set Mixed 
46. Half Set Mixed  f/d (U18/O18)
47. Full Set Mixed O35 L 
48. Sean Nós 

Irish Language Conversation/Storytelling
49. Comhrá Gaeilge –
          (U9/U11/U13/U15/)
50. Story telling 
51. Scéalaíocht

Fleadh Highlights

Friday May 8

  • 6:00pm–9:00pm, Grupai Cheoil Competition

Saturday May 9

  • 8:00am–10:00am, Breakfast
  • 9:00am–5:00pm, Solo Music Competitions
  • 12:00pm–2:00pm, Lunch
  • 12:00pm–4:00pm, Dancing Competitions (Sean Nós, Céilí, & Sets)
  • 4:30pm–6:00pm, Awards Ceremony
  • 7:00pm–9:00pm, Gala Banquet including the 2020 Hall of Fame Induction of Deirdre Connolly, John Kennedy and Dennis Gallery (R.I.P.)
  • 9:00pm–12:00am, Céilí Mór (Reservations required, tickets are $75 p.p. and $750 for branch tables of ten; see above for details)

Sunday, May 10

  •  8:00am–11:30am, Brunch
  • 9:00, Irish Mass
  • 10:00am–6:00pm, Céilí band drumming, Duets, Trios and Céilí Bands