Midwest Fleadh 2019 Results

2019 Midwest Fleadh Cheoil Results

Hearty congratulations to the Center for Irish Music's passionate and hard-working students who competed at the Midwest Regional Fleadh in Chicago this year! The Center for Irish Music sent 29 students with 64 entries, with 42 placing in the top three! 

Instructors Norah Rendell, Brian Miller, Hannah Flowers, Todd Menton, Victoria Pierce, Dáithí Sproule, and Mary Vanorny went along on the trip to play with the accompaniment students, support families, and lead group competition rehearsals. Instructors Charlie Heymann, Mattie Ernst, and Jode Dowling were also in Chicago competing in the Pig's Eye Ceili Band, along with CIM co-founder Kate Dowling. They certainly did the Twin Cities proud in the O18 Ceili Band competition! 

Special thanks is due to the CIM instructors who helped prepare their students for the fleadh this year and to their parents for all of their support. It takes extra dedication on the part of students and instructors to prepare for such an event, and you all did a wonderful job. Our students would not have done so well without you.

Below is a list of the competitors/competitions in competition and place order. We are proud of the work of every single one of our students! For a list of our 2018 Midwest Fleadh Results, click here.

Group Competitions

U18 Nick Coleman
Ceili Band
1st place Adrienne O'Shea - Piano
Cathal Mee - Drums
Ian McKenna - Accordion
Olivia Wenner - Concertina
Declan Coleman - Banjo
Nadia Simons - Fiddle
Joe De Georgeo - Fiddle
Owen Larsen - Fiddle
Ava Sackaroff - Flute
Carmen Pasquerella - Flute
U18 Grúpa Ceoil 2nd place Adrienne O'Shea - Flute, Whistle
Ava Sackaroff - Flute, Whistle, Bodhran
Carmen Pasquerella - Flute, Whistle
Ian McKenna - Accordion
Cathal Mee - Accordion
Olivia Wenner - Concertina, Banjo, Guitar
Joe DeGeorgeo - Fiddle
Nadia Simons - Fiddle
Declan Coleman - Banjo, Guitar
Finn Coleman - Harp
U15 Ceili Band 2nd place Rana Egan - Piano
Olivia Wenner - Drums
Ginger Anderson - Whistle
Claire Vanorny - Fiddle
Nevillie Larson - Flute
Oliver Grossman Kirsch - Fiddle
Gabby Pasquerella - Flute
Derek Anderson - Banjo
Morien McBurnie - Banjo
Katie Glazer - Flute


U12 Duet 1st place Claire Vanorny & Ginger Anderson (fiddle & whistle)
U18 Duet 1st place Joe De Georgeo, Ian McKenna (fiddle & accordion)
U15 Duet 2nd place Carmen Pasquerella & Ava Sackaroff (flute & whistle)
U18 Duet 3rd place Cathal Mee & Declan Coleman (accordion & banjo)


U18 Trio 1st place Adrienne O'Shea, Joe De Georgeo, Ian McKenna
U15 Trio 1st place Ava Sackaroff, Cathal Mee, Carmen Pasquerella

Solo Competitions (by order of competition number and place)

U18 Fiddle 1st place Joe De Georgeo
U15 Button Accordion 1st place Cathal Mee
U15 Flute 1st place Carmen Pasquerella
U12 Tin Whistle 1st place Katya Roberts
U18 Tin Whistle 1st place Adrienne O'Shea
U15 Mandolin 1st place Owen Larsen
U12 Piano 1st place Sarah Glazer
U15 Piano 1st place Rana Egan
U15 Miscellaneous 1st place Carmen Pasquerella
O18 Miscellaneous 1st place Victoria Pierce
U18 Accompaniment 1st place Adrienne O'Shea
U15 Bodhrán 1st place Zachariah Vandermeuse-Siteki
U15 Ceili Band Drums 1st place Cathal Mee
U15 Flute Slow Airs 1st place Carmen Pasquerella
U12 Whistle Slow Airs 1st place Ginger Anderson
U15 Singing - Irish - Ladies 1st place Rana Egan
O18 Singing - Irish - Ladies 1st place Hannah Flowers
U18 Singing - English - Ladies 1st place Adrienne O'Shea
U18 Accordion 2nd place Ian McKenna
U15 Flute 2nd place Ava Sackaroff
U18 Flute 2nd place Adrienne O'Shea
U12 Tin Whistle 2nd place Ginger Anderson
U15 Tin Whistle 2nd place Ava Sackaroff
U15 Harp 2nd place Finn Coleman
O18 Tenor Banjo 2nd place Victoria Pierce
U15 Accompaniment 2nd place Morien McBurnie
U18 Accompaniment 2nd place Liam O'Shea
U15 Flute Slow Airs 2nd place Ava Sackaroff
U18 Whistle Slow Airs 2nd place Carmen Pasquerella
U18 Singing - Irish - Ladies 2nd place Adrienne O'Shea
U15 Accordion 3rd place Morien McBurnie
U15 Accompaniment 3rd place Rana Egan
U18 Singing - Irish Ladies 3rd place Fiona Flagstad
U15 Flute 4th place Gabby Pasquerella (honorable mention)

Additional Competitors

U12 Fiddle Claire Vanorny
U15 Fiddle Owen Larsen
U15 Flute Nevellie Larson
U15 Flute Katie Glazer
U12 Tin Whistle Ellie Schirmer
U15 Tin Whistle Gabrielle Pasquerella
U15 Tin Whistle Katie Glazer
U15 Tin Whistle Carmen Pasquerella
U15 Tin Whistle Ciara O'Shea
U15 Tin Whistle Nevellie Larson
U15 Harp Gabrielle Pasquerella
U15 Harp Ava Sackaroff
U15 Harp Ciara O'Shea
U15 Tenor Banjo Derek Anderson
U15 Tenor Banjo Olivia Wenner
U15 Tenor Banjo Morien McBurnie
O18 Accompaniment Victoria Pierce
U12 Bodhrán John Anderson
U18 Fiddle Airs Nadia Simons
U18 Singing-English-Ladies Fiona Flagstad
Newly Composed Tune Morien McBurnie