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Dromore to host Ulster Fleadh this month

Members of the Ulster Fleadh committee with Fermanagh and Omagh District Council chairman Barry McElduff
Staff reporter

The Co Tyrone village of Dromore will be home to a festival of music later this month when it hosts the eagerly awaited Ulster Fleadh.

Music lovers are set to flock to the Red Hand county from across the north and beyond when the Fleadh takes place for the first time in three years.

The very best of traditional music, song and dance are expected to be showcased by some of the finest musical talent Ulster has to offer.

In a statement organisers said the fleadh "sees a week of family friendly, open to all and great value for money events with many free of charge".

Headline acts will include Cathal and Stephen Hayden, the Blackwater Céilí Band and the Ulster Comhaltas Folk Orchestra.

A charity 5K run and walk will also be held during the event while talks covering shared culture, folklore and well-being will be delivered Little Penny Thought’s Annette Kelly and ReelRobic’s Aileen McAllister.

The week long event will include open air street entertainment, traditional pub sessions, céilí dancing, culture and heritage tours along with colourful fleadh parades.

The Ulster Fleadh takes place from July 17 – 24 and more details have been found at www.ulsterfleadh.ie or by visiting its social media sites.

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