Local musician Séamus wins at Fleadh Cheoil

A young piano accordian player from Dundalk has scooped first prize at the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo.

Séamus De Faoite, CCÉ, Dún Dealgan, came 1sdt in the 12 - 15 category in the piano accordian.

Séamus was among the eliete entrants at what was an exciting and successful weekend of competitions, concerts, céilithe, sessions and more as the 63rd Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann was celebrated by an estimated 300,000 throughout Sligo including a special visit by President Michael D Higgins. The streets of Sligo pulsed with Irish rhythm and revelry as age-old traditions were celebrated by fresh generations and the vibrancy of the Fleadh emanated throughout the town.

For the first time in the history of the Fleadh, all results were live-tweeted and shared instantaneously through social media channels, making the contagious excitement of the competitions more accessible that ever.

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann will be returning to Sligo in 2015, taking place from 9th - 16th August 2015.

President of Comhaltas Ceoltéiri Éireann, Vince Jordan, said: “taken the standard of Irish traditional music to a new level.”

For all the results and further details on the Fleadh and competitions, visit www.fleadhcheoil.ie