2013 Midwest Fleadh Report!

The big news from the Fleadh: Sean Curran, 11, of Lake Forest IL by way of Clontarf, Dublin, won the Under-12 solo uilleann piping competition. Congratulations to Sean, and very well done. May it be the first of many great achievements in a lifelong piping career.

As for the Fleadh itself: not much piping action to be had. A few good tunes on Saturday night with Chicago’s own Joe O’Shea and Francie Campbell turned into a late night. We had the privilege of meeting Eilis Ni Crean from Roscommon, now a Nashville resident, and got to enjoy some of her impressive repertoire of tunes.