Fleadh Committee Profile: Aisling Coleman
As part of our on-going coverage in the lead-up to this year's Fleadh, we are profiling members of the Fleadh executive committee who have dedicated a lot of their time over the past few years to the event.
What is your role on the executive committee?
Concerts and events chairperson.
Why did you sign up for the committee?
I signed up to be on the Fleadh executive committee because I believe in the power of collaboration and business engagement. Working in the Mullingar Chamber of Commerce has taught me the importance of strong relationships and driving local initiatives. By joining the committee, I can leverage the chamber’s business network to support the Fleadh and contribute to its success. While I may not possess specific Fleadh-related knowledge, I bring fresh perspectives and a passion for promoting our town. Together, we can create another unforgettable event that benefits both locals and visitors.
Tell us about the events?
Don't miss the opportunity to see some unforgettable concerts by reserving your place now by visiting fleadhcheoil.ie/events. These concerts will leave a lasting impression on your heart and soul.
What was your stand out moment of the 2022 Fleadh?
A standout moment at Fleadh 2022 was being on the gig rig during the closing ceremony, the place was alive as thousands of people raised their lit-up phones, creating a mesmerising show. The energy, the music, and the crowd made it an unforgettable experience, a memory that will last a lifetime.
What are you most looking forward to for Fleadh 2023?
I am looking forward to doing it all over again for 2023! Immersing myself in the electric atmosphere, surrounded by talented musicians from all over the world, and seeing friends who have returned to Mullingar from living overseas and other counties just to be at the week-long festival.
What Legacy would you like to see Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Mullingar 2022/23 leave on the town?
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Mullingar 2022/23 has the potential to leave an amazing long lasting legacy on the town. By hosting this event, Mullingar can enhance its reputation as a cultural hub, attracting visitors year on year. The influx of tourism and increased exposure can boost the local economy, while creating a sense of pride and unity among residents. Furthermore, the festival can inspire a new generation of musicians, ensuring the preservation of Irish traditional music in Westmeath for years to come.