Altan & Clannad Live Web Broadcast

Giants of Trad Music Altan & Clannad Live Web Broadcast from the Fleadh Cheoil

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, in partnership with, will broadcast the first ever concert involving both Altan and Clannad live on the internet during this year’s Fleadh Cheoil.

The concert, which begins at 7pm GMT+1 on Thursday August 16th will be webcast in full on both and and will take place at the Liberty Insurance Dome at Cavan Institute.

To convert to your Time Zone, click here). Altan and Clannad have been to the forefront of traditional Irish music for over 25 years. Both groups grew up in the rich musical traditions of their native Donegal, but incredibly, this is the very first time the groups will take to the stage together.

It promises to be an unforgettable night of music for those in attendance at The Dome in Cavan for this Fleadh highlight, and for those who want to log on from home, it couldn’t be simpler.
All you need to watch the concert online is a reliable broadband connection and up-to-date browser software. To check your connection and software now, go to

Viewers will be invited to post messages and requests throughout the concert via the interactive message board, and we’ll have requests read out on air. There’s also the chance to win tickets for the concert as well as CDs signed by the musicians – check out for details.

This is the third year in a row that Cavan has hosted the Fleadh Cheoil, and has streamed live concerts from each of them. Having already streamed concerts with Dé Danann, Beoga, NicGaviskey as well as a number of live traditional Irish music sessions, this is the biggest online gig yet, a fitting way for the Fleadh Cheoil in Cavan to tip its hat to traditional Irish music fans worldwide in this, Cavan’s final year of hosting the Fleadh.

For any information on events taking place at the Fleadh Cheoil, the Twitter hashtags for the most up to date information are #Fleadh2012 and #Cavan.

We hope you can join us for this superb evening of music – Thursday August 16th 2012 from 7pm GMT – it’s free to air, select your Time Zone now.

Further Info: 086-2682455 (Production), 087-9329928 (Tech)