Independent Councillor Padraig Mc Shane has welcomed the return of the County Antrim Fleadh to Ballycastle and speaking from the event said;
“Ballycastle is this afternoon bursting with sunshine and music as the town provides a welcome to this year’s Co. Antroim Fleadh. The traditional workers holiday on the first Monday of May has given many a chance to be part of the opening ceremony in this year’s event.
“Traditional Musicians are pouring out of many venues across the town and impromptu performances are kicking off on many street corners along the main thoroughfare”.
The festival promises – A week of musical events, song and dance, starting today with street sessions and an outdoor concert in the Diamond with Craobh Rua. It will culminate in a gig at the seafront on Sunday 12th May with music from all the Antrim Branches.