Murphy Roche Irish Music Club and School of Irish Music

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Midwest Fleadh 2020


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Midwest Fleadh Cheoil - 2020


Northbrook Crowne Plaza hotel,
Northbrook IL,
May 15-17.

Hosted by the Murphy Roche School of Irish Music

Click here to book hotel room ($109.00 / night, Group Code CCE)

Register for solo, duet or trio competitions

Register for Band Competitions

Link to Fleadhanna Cheoil Na hÉireann rules

Late registration fees apply after midnight on April 16,2020


COVID-19 Awareness Statement

The Midwest Fleadh is moving forward as scheduled; however, actions will be taken to ensure the safety of competitors, volunteers and adjudicators, which may include limiting the number of people permitted in competition rooms, free standing hand sanitizing stations, and other protocols related to the safety of attendees. As the date of the fleadh approaches we will apprise attendees of any other measures through our facebook page: Midwest Fleadh Cheoil and our website:

Fleadh 2020 - Weekend Family Admission $25.00
(Does not include Saturday band competitions, please pay at the door: $10.00)
Fleadh 2020 - Weekend Individual Admission $15.00
(Does not include Saturday band competitions, please pay at the door: $10.00)
Phrasing in Irish Music Workshop
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Fleadh hoodies are available for advance purchase. The cost is $22 for Youth
and Adult sizes. Please indicate size.

We are hosting three events as part of fleadh expansion:

Mná na hÉireann (Women of Ireland) Exhibit on loan from the Consul General of Ireland, including album and book signing events throughout the day on Saturday, May 16, by Katie Grennan, Eileen Gannon, Amy Dayries-Ling and more.

Understanding Phrasing in Irish Music is a 90 minute workshop that will be taught by our fleadh adjudicators from 10-11:30 on Sunday, May 17. This is focused on melody players. If you are planning to go to Ireland or compete next year, the information in this workshop could be a game changer for you. The cost is $25 per person in advance, $30 at the door. (Minimum of 10 players must register.) Ceili with music by our fleadh adjudicators and local players from noon to 2, on Sunday, May 17. The cost is $20 per person.

Tentative Schedule
Friday, May 15
6 p.m. -- Duets and Trios
6 p.m. -- Solos competitions with minimal-entries (typically with 1 to 2 entrants) where competitors agree to compete on Friday.

Saturday, May 16
9 a.m. -- Solo competitions begin (estimated finish time: 4 p.m.)
6 p.m. -- Band competitions begin (estimated finish time: midnight)
All Day -- Mná na hÉireann (Women of Ireland) Exhibit

Sunday, May 17
10-11:30 a.m. -- Phrasing in Irish Music Workshop
Noon-2 -- Ceili