Welcome to the 2018

Midwest Fleadh Cheoil

May 11-13, 2018, St. Louis, Missouri









01 Comhaltas Midwest Region

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann is the largest group involved in the preservation and promotion of Irish traditional music. We're a non-profit cultural movement with hundreds of local branches around the world, and as you can read in our history we've been working for the cause of Irish music since the middle of the last century (1951 to be precise). Our efforts continue with increasing zeal as the movement launches itself into the 21st century.

02 Schedule

2018 Competition Schedule and 2018 Competitors List is now available to download.
Video and Photography Rules and Waiver is now available to download.
The Fleadh Rules and Preliminary Schedule information is now available to download.
Fleadh Results for 2018 are now available for download! All events are open to the public, and all will be held on the 1st floor of the St. Louis Ballpark Hilton hotel.

03:00 PM St. Louis Ballpark Hilton First Floor and Lobby

Competitor Check-in

By SLIA Volunteers

See the SLIA volunteers located on the first floor of the Ballpark Hilton. Competitors must check-in prior to 5:00 PM in order to be eligible for the Friday evening Duets, Trios and Marching Band competitions.

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6:00 PM St. Louis Ballpark Hilton Various Rooms

Duets, Trios and Marching Band Competitions

Click More Info below to view program insert for times & locations

Duets, Trios and Marching Band competitions will be held in various rooms throughout the hotel. Final schedules will be available upon check-in.

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03 Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors for making Irish culture and competition a priority. Without our sponsors, none of this would be possible. Please support St. Louis Irish Arts as hosts of the 2018 Midwest Regional Fleadh Cheoil by purchasing a program ad. Details can be found here.

Ireland Department of Foreign Affairs

04 Travel Info

This year's Midwest Fleadh will be held at the Ballpark Hilton in St. Louis Missouri. Travel information and directions can be found below.

Venue Location

Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark 1 South Broadway, Saint Louis, Missouri, 63102, USA TEL: +1-314-421-1776 FAX: +1-314-331 9029

Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark is a vibrant hotel near Busch Stadium. Situated in the heart of downtown and only 20 minutes from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL), this central St. Louis, Missouri hotel is right next to Ballpark Village, within 100 yards of Busch Stadium and footsteps from the iconic St. Louis Gateway Arch. Experience stunning infield and arch views from your guest room. Enjoy sports, dining, entertainment and drinks at Ballpark Village.

Hotel Group Code: IAF

Group Rate Cutoff Date: April 11, 2018

Group Rate: $117


From the Airport

It's about a 20 minute drive from St. Louis Lambert Airport to the Ballpark Hilton. Click the image above or the link below for directions.


Getting Around

No matter what direction you’re coming from, getting into and around St. Louis is a breeze. Located at the geographic hub of the United States, we’re easily accessible via planes, trains and automobiles, as well as motor coach, riverboats, bicycles – you get the idea. Click the image above or the link below for more information.


05 Register

Once you have registered on Fleadhworx, complete group registrations by filling out the relevant forms below and turning them in at registration, or emailing them to midwestfleadhcheoil@gmail.com:

Duets, Trios & Marching Band competitions - Registration Completion (pdf)
Duets, Trios & Marching Band - Registration Completion (docx)
Group Dancing - Registration Completion (pdf)
Group Dancing - Registration Completion (docx)
Grúpaí Cheoil, Céilí Band - Registration Completion (pdf)
Grúpaí Cheoil, Céilí Band - Registration Completion (docx)

You MUST register ONLINE for ALL competitions Maximum fee per family $120 (CCÉ members) - excluding band or group dance fees (céilí bands, marching bands, grúpaí cheoil, céilí/set dance competitions) All registrations received AFTER April 22, 2018 are subject to a $50 late fee ALL registrations MUST be received by April 25, 2018

Music Competitions

  • $15 Each competition
  • $10 Non-Qualifying Competition
  • $100 Bands (céilí band, grúpaí cheoil, marching band)

Dancing Competitions

  • $30 4 Hand Set & Céilí Dancing
  • $50 8 Hand Set & Céilí Dancing

06 Memories

Midwest Fleadh 2016 took place in Cincinnati Ohio and was hosted by the Riley School. Congratulations to all competitors (and their teachers, parents, spouses and friends) for all their work and support.

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