The Covid-19 pandemic has curtailed us of our ‘ceol agus craic’. Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann was due to be hosted this year in Mullingar, County Westmeath but sadly the world’s largest annual celebration of Irish music, language, song and dance was forced to become an online event.

TG4, Ireland’s Irish language public service broadcaster has decided to fill the Fleadh Cheoil void with a short reminisce series on their station for the next few Sunday nights at 9:30pm.

Ballina hosted Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in 1997 and 1998 and will feature in episodes three and four to be broadcast on Sunday, 30th August and 6th September at 9:30pm

For international readers the episodes will be available on the TG4 Player.