Spink Comhaltasbring home the winning medals


Spink Comhaltasbring home the winning medals

Spink Comhaltas had a very busy and successful weekend at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Ennis recently.

Ten individuals - Daniel Aylward, Eimear Barrett, Daniel Delaney, Aibhlinn Doheny, Lily, Naoise and Aoibhe Kettle, Lucy O'Neill, David and Mark Vesey - and the evergreen Ballyroan Half Set - Brendan and Eileena Reilly, Betty Dunne, and Paddy Martin - competed representing Spink and Laois.

The Spink musicians had a busy week before the competitions, with David, Mark and Naoise performing as part of a 'Meitheal Trad Orchestra' alongside trad group 'The Tri-Tones', and David featuring with Caoimhe Lowry and Molly Donnery on Fleadh TV.

Spink's competitors performed magnificently and six medals were brought home: Daniel Aylward, 2nd 12 flute slow airs; Aoibhe Kettle, 3rd U12 harp fast airs, and 3rd in U12 harp slow airs; Mark Vesey, 2nd U15 ceili band drumming; Naoise Kettle, 1st U15 fiddle slow airs; Daniel Delaney, 2nd O18 miscellaneous.