McCallion to meet Comhaltas over return of Fleadh to Derry

Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion has said she will be meeting Comhaltas Ceolteóirí Éireann to discuss bringing Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann back to Derry.

The Foyle MP said:elisha-mccallion-copy

“There is no doubt that the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in 2013 was one of the biggest and best events ever held in our city.

“Not only did this hugely successful event celebrate our rich heritage of music and culture and showcase our talent to a global audience, it also brought communities together.

“It generated tens of millions for the local economy and left a legacy of music and tourism which is still developing.

“I want to see this fantastic event coming back to the city as soon as possible and I will be meeting the local branch of Comhaltas Ceolteóirí Éireann to discuss how we can kick start the campaign to ensure its return.

“I’m looking forward to working with Comhaltas to put together an imaginative and create campaign to make sure that Derry’s next Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is even bigger and better than the last.” Ends/Críoch