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August 2014

Fleadh organisers reject Shell sponsorship

By: 
RTE

The Fleadh, which took place in Derry in 2013, is due to begin in Sligo on 10 August

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Ireland's biggest traditional music and culture festival, has snubbed energy giant Shell after environmentalists complained over sponsorship from the company.

Posted Date: 
6 August 2014

Fleadh Cheoil organisers to ‘respectfully’ return Shell funding after public outcry

By: 
Susan Ryan - The Journal

 

THE ORGANISERS OF Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann have announced their decision to return funding received from Shell.

The Fleadh’s Facebook page has been littered with comments criticising its earlier acceptance of financial support from Shell.

Posted Date: 
6 August 2014

Fleadh Cheoil criticised for accepting Shell sponsorship

By: 
Brian McDonald - Irish Times

Shell to Sea claims Comhaltas put President in ‘awkward position’ in opening event

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann has been criticised for accepting sponsorship for next week’s Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann from oil company Shell, which has developed the gas field off Mayo and has been involved in long controversy over its onshore pipeline and plant.

Posted Date: 
6 August 2014

Shell corrib oil and Comhaltas

By: 
corncrake - The Session

So its 7 days since a started this topic and it received 7 replies. So after playing tunes in Tubbercurry last Friday a few of us were looking at the local paper the Sligo weekender a free paper circulated widely around the north west of Ireland.
Its entirely dedicated to the Fleadh, every single page. fair enough
Amazing then that Shell is not mentioned anywhere nor that the logo does not appear on any 32 pages. including the official Comhaltas fleadh poster.

Posted Date: 
5 August 2014

Shell to Sea asks: Has Comhaltas sold its soul to Shell?

News Release - Issued by Shell to Sea - August 5th , 2014

-- Comhaltas put President in awkward position --

Shell to Sea have criticised Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann for accepting Shell as a sponsor to the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil, which is due to be held in Sligo from the 10th to 17th August. Shell to Sea also stated that Comhaltas have placed President Michael D Higgins in the awkward position of opening a event that has been sponsored by Shell. President Higgins has previously spoken out against the Corrib Gas project and Shell's conduct in Erris.[1,2]

Shell to Sea will hold a protest against Shell's sponsorship of the Fleadh on the 10th of August on Stephen Street, Sligo from 2 to 6 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.