Evan Powell, Fleadh Cheoil Champion in Three Events!
Here’s some big, exciting news from the annual Mid-Atlantic Region Fleadh Cheoil that took place May 8-10 in Parsippany, NJ. One of our very own members, Mr. Evan Powell took first place in three events for 18 years-of-age-and-older. That’s right, our very own Tír na mBáth member ranked first in Solo Piano, Accompaniment, and Newly Composed Tunes. Further, he took third in Flute solo. Not bad for his first competition in the Irish arts! What does this mean? It means more than the medals and champion cups. It means that Evan now qualifies for the 2015 All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil competition that will take place in Sligo, Ireland, between 9th-16th August. Needless to say, our newly formed branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann couldn’t be prouder of our young man!
If there are any members or interested parties who could help Evan with accomodations in the Sligo area, your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Accommodations have reached capacity and Evan has a great shot at All-Ireland. Please help get our young champion to the All-Ireland Fleadh.
If you have any information about Sligo accomodations or you would simply like to help, please fill out this quick contact form or call our Communications Officer at 561 541-6259.
Let’s send our champ to Sligo!