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Enjoy four days of Fleadh 2023 from the comfort of your own home on TG4

TG4 is broadcasting the Fleadh live from Mullingar this weekend.

BEING IRISH MEANS different things to different people, but there are a few things we can all agree on.

It means having a well-deserved reputation as a friendly and fun-loving nation. It means never putting away the rain coat, even in July. It also means enjoying a rich tradition of music, singing, and dancing. 

TG4 is once again transporting us to what will be a wonderful celebration of our culture with their coverage of Fleadh 2023. This year’s edition returns to Mullingar after a successful 2022 showcase which saw close to 500,000 attendees visit the town to enjoy the festival of music, dancing, and craic. 

TG4 will be broadcasting four live shows on 10, 11, 12 and 13 August, bringing the craic agus ceol into our homes. Featuring some of the most talented musicians the country has to offer, song, music and dance will take centre stage over the four days. Presented by Aoife Ní Thuairisg, Doireann Ní Ghlacáin and Peadar Ó Goill, the Fleadh will be shown in all its glory for the four consecutive nights from Thursday through to Sunday from 9.30pm.

The coverage will be a showcase of stunning live performances, displaying the immense talent from all over Ireland and overseas. Established legends as well as up-and-coming stars will share the stage together, putting on a musical feast for viewers who can’t make it to Mullingar.

fleadh-cheoil-na-heireann-2023 Fleadh 2023 presenters: Aoife Ní Thuairisg, Doireann Ní Ghlacáin and Peadar Ó Goill. MELISSA MANNION MELISSA MANNION

TG4′s weather team will also have inserts on the channel throughout the weekend and  livestreams of some of the competitions will be available on on its player. Fleadh 2023- Comórtais Bheo is presented by Freda Nic Giolla Chatháin, Darren Ó Dubhgháin and Fiona Ní Fhlaithearta. Over 150 competitions take place during Fleadh, as talented musicians battle it out to be crowned All-Ireland champions in their discipline. Qualifying to the Fleadh requires coming through a rigorous provincial competition, and these provincial representatives will gather in Mullingar with the hope of triumphing in their field. 

Here’s a day-by-day breakdown of some of the planned performances to get you excited about this year’s line-up. 

Thursday: Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy & Family, Taobh na Mara Céilí Band, Tim Edey, The Gardiner Brothers, Síomha, Ger O’Donnell, Trevor Sexton with George Murphy & Meadhbh Walsh, D’Bize, Gráinne Hambly, and Craobh Pheig Uí Riain CCÉ.  

Friday: Dolores Keane, Téada, Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich, Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, Emmet Cahill, Paul Dooley & Kseniya Rusnak, The Dublin Lasses, Antóin MacGabhann & family. 

Saturday: Cherish The Ladies, Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman, Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin and Ultan O’Brien, Enda Scahill & Mick Conneely, Strange Boy, Meitheal Orchestra, Fusion Fighters, The Melbourne Céilí Band, and Tempest.

Sunday: T With The Maggies, Liz Doherty & Fiddlesticks, Ryan Molloy and friends – The Piano Summit, Mark Redmond and Pipers of the World (feat. Pamela Schweblin, Liam Winnett and more), Dan McCabe, Billow Wood, Tura Arutura, Tara Howley, Tulua and Doon Road.

If you’re in the mood to clap, sing, or just tap your foot along to some of Ireland’s most proficient musicians, Fleadh 2023 on TG4 is simply unmissable.

You can follow @TG4TV across TikTok, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for behind-the-scenes action and music in Mullingar, or use #Fleadh23 on Twitter to see the latest discussion. 

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