The Irish music festival ‘All Britain Fleadh’ takes place in Kirkby Lonsdale this weekend, and we can’t wait!
The town will take centre stage and host one of Ireland’s most prestigious cultural events, from Friday 28th June to Sunday 30th June.
We’re so pleased to be involved and have even created a commemorative beer to mark the occasion.
The golden-coloured beer is 4.2% ABV strength with delicious hop overtones – pop in and give it a try!
It is certainly set to be a superb weekend and an honour for Kirkby Lonsdale to be the very first host for the All Britain Fleadh (pronounced ‘flah’). In its 61 year history, the event has never before been held in a town. Previously, the organisers have relied on schools or universities to provide suitable venues.
The town will be taken over by musicians from far and wide, competing and performing in nearby venues. Approximately 600 of the best musicians in Britain will compete – from those under 10 to experienced seniors. They will be taking part in 49 contests in five age groups, in a total of 245 competitions.
As well as competitions, it is also a festival of music, with many concerts and events taking place over the course of the weekend.
On Saturday 29th June, there will be a Super Céilí with reigning All-Ireland champions, The Blackwater Céilí Band, at Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Club. Also performing on the Saturday is award-winning Scottish folk band Talisk, who will entertain guests at St Mary’s Church.
Aside from the music, there will also be an Irish Café, where visitors can learn to speak the Irish language, and a grand raffle that guests can try their luck with.
We hope you’ll join us in raising a glass of Fleadh beer this weekend and enjoying all the sights and sounds that the Irish music festival has to offer!
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