Fleadh Gig Rig 2019
The Gig Rig at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Drogheda 2019 has an entertaining and varied line-up of 80 acts over eight days featuring the best of local / national and international traditional Irish music, song and dance.
President Michael D. Higgins will speak at the Fleadh Official Opening of the Fleadh on Sunday 11th when local and visiting groups of musicians, singers and dancers will get the programme underway.
Celebrating 2019 as Bliain na mBall, the week’s events on the Gig Rig will features Comhaltas members from all over the world. Local Comhaltas branches and dancing schools will appear alongside international acts from as far away as America, Cuba and Japan. There are also opportunities during the week for everyone to join with singing and a Céilí Mór na tSraide.
The Táin Céilí Band will once again feature as the house band for a live broadcast of RTÉ Radio’s Céilí House on Saturday night and the Gig Rig programme will culminate in a performance by the newly crowned All-Ireland Senior Ceili Band Champions as the final event on Sunday night.