Irish singing champ in Weston

PUBLISHED: 17:30 21 July 2011

(click on image for larger view)Marianne Mc Aleer won medals at a Irish music festival, Florence Grove , milton.

(click on image for larger view)Marianne Mc Aleer won medals at a Irish music festival, Florence Grove , milton.

Archant

A MUSICAL Weston woman has won five medals, including three gold, in an Irish singing contest.

Marianne McAleer specialises in traditional singing in Gaelic, also known as Amhráin Gaeilge.

The mother-of-two, of Florence Grove, has just taken part in the All Britain Fleadh Cheoil - a festival of Irish traditional music, held this year in Lancashire.

So now she is the All Britain Champion in traditional singing in English, traditional singing in Irish, and lilting, which is a kind of mouth-music.

Next month she will compete in the all Ireland Fleadh Cheoil, which is an annual international extravaganza of traditional Irish music.

Marianne said: “I am thrilled to be going along to the competition next month.

“It’s an annual international extravaganza of traditional Irish music, when the streets of Cavan town will be bursting at the seams with jigs and reels, day and night, for nearly a week – exciting.”

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Weston Mercury

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists