Colm Keegan & Laura Durrant

Irish singer-songwriter Colm Keegan is best known as a principal singer in the world-renowned singing group Celtic Thunder. Joining the group in 2012, he is featured on three Celtic Thunder DVDs and four CDs, the CDs repeatedly rocketing to #1 on the Billboard World Music Chart.  He has performed with group on many of the world’s largest stages in the United States, Canada and Australia, as well as on two Celtic Thunder cruises.  With the group, he opened the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and he was featured in private show at the Pentagon, where Celtic Thunder was invited to Perform by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Colm Keegan & Laura Durrant - Beautiful Day

Laura Durrant has many ‘strings to her bow”, whilst the majority of her career has been performing cello, she has also worked and toured professionally as an actor, dancer, and also performed as a musician for Celtic Thunder. Laura is also qualified as a primary school teacher.  In 2011 she took up the position as solo cellist with the #1 Billboard phenomenon Celtic Thunder, performing in theatres and arenas across the USA, Canada and Australia. 

In August 2014, while still performing with Celtic Thunder, Colm & Laura teamed up to embark on their first solo tour doing shows up and down the east coast of the United States.  It was on this tour they also won the 2014 Irish Music Association award for “Best New Irish Artist.”  In late 2016 Colm released his first solo album, “I’ll Never Be Alone,” which topped the Amazon and iTunes World Music Charts.  To date, Colm and Laura have toured North America extensively, performing across various Irish Centres and at Irish and Celtic festivals across the country.  In 2020, Colm released his first EP featuring a collection of Irish & Scottish ballads.

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Festival Postponement

WAF Colour LogoWith a heavy heart we have had  to postpone the festival and filming in response to the current Covid numbers and transmission rates in Ireland, unfortunately it is the responsible and only choice right now.

We were always confident it was doable based on the knowledge we had at the time of announcement, however the current trajectory is a different playing field to anything prior. While we are very disappointed to have to push the Wild Atlantic Fleadh to next year, the health and safety of our performers and crew has to come first.

One positive outcome of moving the Fleadh to 2022 is that we can combine the planned online event with a live and in person event, which was always our long term goal.

The new date for the Wild Atlantic Fleadh in 2022 will be announced in due course. In the meantime anyone who purchased tickets to this year’s Fleadh will be refunded in full via their Stage It Account. Any concerns or questions regarding the status of their refund should be directed to

We will be in touch and we are so sorry this step had to be taken

Kind Regards

The Wild Atlantic Fleadh Team