Midwest Fleadh Cheoil Chicago 2024

The Fleadh Cheoil music competition is a testament to the enduring legacy of Irish culture and a nexus where artistry and tradition converge.

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The Fleadh Cheoil, organized by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, stands as a prestigious Irish music competition. Specifically, the Midwest Fleadh Cheoil serves as the regional stage for musicians from the North American Midwest and West, encompassing both the United States and Canada. Contenders who successfully advance through the rigorous regional competition earn the opportunity to partake in the main Fleadh Cheoil event, hosted in Ireland.Chicago, a city steeped in a rich and vibrant history of Irish music, now has the distinguished honor of hosting the Fleadh Cheoil in 2024. This is not just an event; it is a unique opportunity for the city to embrace its role as a steward of its cherished Irish heritage.Join us in making this momentous occasion for Chicago to shine as a custodian of a tradition that has woven itself into the very fabric of the city.

Beyond competition:

A Cultural Event

Beyond its role as a music competition, the Fleadh Cheoil is a vibrant cultural celebration, serving as a vital custodian of Irish heritage. In the upcoming edition, we are pleased to include singing sessions, providing a platform for seasoned singers and enthusiasts to immerse themselves in Irish vocal tradition, honing their singing skills and deepening their connection to this rich musical heritage.Additionally, the 2024 Fleadh will host the Department of Foreign Affairs exhibition ‘Blazing a Trail,’ which celebrates the lives and legacies of Irish diaspora women. This captivating exhibition will shed light on the remarkable contributions of Irish women throughout history, celebrating their achievements and shedding new light on their invaluable role in shaping Irish culture.

Together, let's

Make 2024 Exceptional

We are looking for sponsors at various levels. To learn more, download our sponsorship packet below or reach out to

Learn more about the hosts:

The Institute of Traditional Irish Music

Founded in 1997, the Institute of Traditional Irish Music, headquartered in Burr Ridge, Illinois, is a non-profit organization dedicated to Irish traditional music in Chicago and the surrounding area. Open to people of all ages and musical skill levels, the club has fostered a welcoming community of performers and enthusiasts.This year, the Institute of Traditional Irish Music is the official host of the Midwest Fleadh, leading event organization for the Midwest Region.

Help young musicians

Scholarship Funds

The Murphy Roche School of Irish Music is the music school within the Institute of Traditional Irish Music. Reach out at to donate to our scholarship funds. These funds help students learn, provide instruments to those in need, and allow young musicians the opportunity to travel to Ireland to compete for the world title in their instrument.

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