COLLECTOR’S EDITION – Rí Rá Mullingar: A Fleadh Cheoil Chronicle (Copy)


ISBN 9781399965774
Noel McIntyre
Publisher Rí Rá Books
Format Hardback
Published 2023




COLLECTOR’S EDITION – Rí Rá Mullingar, a Fleadh Cheoil Chronicle


This heirloom quality collector’s edition makes the perfect gift for music lovers, photography aficionados, corporate gift-giving, Mullingar natives and diaspora, and anyone who has attended the Fleadh Cheoil.

It is a beautifully produced and presented limited edition collection of exquisite photographic images from Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2022 – 2023, which took place in the author’s home town of Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

Limited, Boxed, Collectors Edition. Only 100 produced worldwide.

  • Luxury bound volume 136 pages

  • Printed on 170 gsm paper

  • Presented in a Handcrafted Collector’s Edition Box

  • Foreword by Bressie, Musician, Author, Cofounder A Lust For Life

A limited edition photographic print – a €300 value.
Signed and numbered by the artist. Limited to 100 worldwide

A new book of exquisite photography by Noel McIntyre.

This is a one-of-a-kind, limited edition publication that makes an ideal gift.

This is the chronicle of Fleadh Cheoil, as seen through my eyes. Through these fleeting, transient, images, I hope I have shared its magic for others to enjoy.” 
Author Noel McIntyre


From the Author:

When Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann returned to Mullingar, I found myself alongside one of the biggest stories of the century.

As a filmmaker and photographer, I am first and foremost a storyteller and I was compelled to document the event, show people the sights and sounds, and tell the Fleadh Cheoil story my way.

With my camera and my eye, I took to the streets of Mullingar.

I set out to capture moments of intimate and beautiful detail amidst the raucous cacophony of Fleadh Cheoil, as I walked the streets each day in all weathers. I took notes of my thoughts and impressions which are shared here as a narrative for the images in the book. My aim was to bring the reader back to the moment and into the scene, so that they can almost hear the music that rang through the town,  and experience the same magical energy which I felt in person.

  • You will see images of a single guitar string,

  • The quick side eye of a young musician

  • A sliver of light on the burnished curve of a fiddle

  • Glasses of water dancing in the flickering light of a bar snug

Here’s what people are saying…

“As my eyes pass from one image to the next I can almost hear the music and feel the energy of the town. Noel is allowing us an inside view to his town and to a gathering of our people that goes back to our free beginnings.”

Liam Ó’Maonlaí – Hot House Flowers

“This book summons up the sights, sounds, and memories of those amazing days in Mullingar.  In the tradition of our great local artists, Noel McIntyre has skillfully chronicled the feeling and the fellowship of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, and our people at their very best.”

Bressie – Musician, Author, Cofounder A Lust For Life

“This is a stunning collection of pictorial portraits that freeze in time some magic moments from a unique Irish cultural event.

Eddie Rowley – Sunday World

“Beautifully atmospheric photographs capturing the flavour and fun of the Fleadh family.. 

John McColgan – Award-winning Producer and Director of Riverdance

“Noel’s sharp and artistic eye captures the true magic of the Fleadh in his hometown of Mullingar. The People, the music, and the craic are all brilliantly reflected through Noel’s camera and imagination.”

Bobby Kerr – Broadcaster, Entrepreneur and Businessman

“The Fleadh was woven into the fabric of my life growing up in Ireland and even more so when I left and it became an annual pilgrimage. Noel brilliantly captures moments of the magic and grace of the musicians and dance performers, split seconds of intimacy that evoke a sense of the unique atmosphere of a trad session and the community coming together. He dances with the camera, playing with light and angles and shutter speed to convey the fluidity of motion and the smallest of details. It is truly a book of art capturing art.”

Norah Casey – Broadcaster & Entrepreneur 


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