Due to Covid-19 restriction the 2021 Fleadh by the Feale from Abbeyfeale Co Limerick was broadcast over night of the May Bank Holiday weekend. In normal circumstances the West Limerick town welcomes people from all over the world for the festival but being limited to an online event was a chance to showcase the immense talent from the Abbeyfeale area.
Fleadh by the Feale is also home to the annual All Ireland Bones Playing Championship. This is truly a unique event. The 2021 competition was also forced to going online. The online event probably attracted more entries than a normal year as the competitors were able to send in video performances.
So it was a great pity not to be all together in Abbeyfeale enjoy sessions, concerts, good company and the great street music that always happens but we do have three great videos full of mighty music and entertainment.
The Festival was assisted by the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail. Sliabh Luachra Musician in Residence Eoin O’Sullivan edited the three videos and recorded the audio and video footage for the Friday and Saturday Concerts at Fr Casey’s GAA clubhouse over three days in April 2021.