- 23 April · 9:30 PM11:30 PM
TG4 Gradam Ceoil 2023 is in its 26th year and the awards ceremony will air live on TG4 on Sunday the 23rd April at 9.30pm from University Concert Hall in Limerick. The annual Gradam Ceoil Awards, also known as ‘the Oscars of traditional music’, pay homage to musicians who have advanced, strengthened, and preserved traditional music in Ireland. This year’s Lifetime Achievement 2023 goes to Fintan Vallely. Fintan Vallely is a flute player, author, songwriter and educator, born in rural county Armagh in 1949. He played whistle, flute and uilleann pipes from his teenage years, has recorded several albums, including Fintan Vallely – Traditional Irish Flute Music (1979), The Starry Lane to Monaghan (1992), and Merrijig Creek (2021), in addition to touring across Ireland, in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.
- 15 March · 4:00 PM6:00 PM
Launch of an archive of 1,099 printed Irish-American song-lyrics and music sheets from the years c. 1840-1940. It was catalogued by Fintan Vallely in early 2020, and printed off as a limited-run hard copy book to be launched on March 19th, 2020.
- 13 March · 1:00 PM2:00 PM
Fintan Vallely gives a one-hour lunchtime recital of Irish Traditional music on concert flute at this centre-city venu
- 7 February, 2020
32 papers from the 2012 NAFCo conference on Traditional music. Hard copy book available from March 1st, 2020.
- 18 August, 2019
As one of the presentations in Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, 2019, in Drogheda, Fintan Vallely gave a talk on the images of Traditional music in Irish art from the eighteenth century through to the present day.
- 17 August, 2019
The Compánach audio-visual concert was performed in The Barbican Centre, Drogheda at 2pm and 5pm on Saturday, 17th August as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.
- 14 August, 2019
The Humours of Blundell’s Grange - Music by the Vallelys of Armagh - was performed in the Muintearas concert series at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in the Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Wednesday, August 14th, 2019. Taking part were Brian (uilleann pipes); Eithne (fiddle); Dara (uilleann pipes); Caoimhín (fiddle & piano); Cillian (uilleann pipes); Sheena (flute); Fintan (flute, song); Juliette Conlon-Hamill (ballad).
- 26 January, 2019
Compánach performed at the Hammersmith Irish Centre London, with Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn on pipes, Fintan Vallely on flute, Gerry O'Connor on fiddle, Róisín Chambers, song and fiddle, and dance with Sibéal Davitt.
- 1 April, 2018
Compánach at a landmark, prestigious Australian festival. Members of the group also playing in various recitals and ceilidh-dance sessions, as well as doing tuition on flute, fiddle, sean-nós step-dance and singing. On this occasion Liz Doherty played fiddle.