Newry to host Summertime spectecular

Peter Bayne

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Peter Bayne

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peter.bayne@newrydemocrat.com

Monday 10 January 2022 11:58

Newry hopes to shift from pandemic to party time as the city’s highly popular music festival Iúr Cinn Fleadh moves to the August Bank Holiday weekend.

After a two-year absence, the Fleadh will return to Newry for 25th-29th August 2022 with a sensational summer show of music, mirth and more. Arts events will complement the musical offerings.

The Fleadh committee have been putting together some exciting preliminary ideas for the five-day event. But top of the bill will be the health and safety of punters and performers.

Committee members want to make the Fleadh an open-air spectacular – with everything from singing in the street to dancing on the green.

The call has gone out to invite local people to serve the city as volunteers – from organising behind the scenes to assisting musicians and singers in setting up. Many volunteers have found this an immensely rewarding experience.

The Fleadh’s aim remains the same – to bring together locally and nationally known musicians, with some from other countries – in a music and arts festival for the city's wellbeing. Paul Brady, Frances Black, Sharon Shannon, Hothouse Flowers and The 4 of Us have been among Fleadh contributors in the past.

Those interested in helping to make the Fleadh a super summer success can contact the organisers at info@newry2020.com

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