Talks held over All-Ireland Fleadh venue

The County Derry branches of the Irish music organisation Comhaltas have held a crunch meeting on whether the all-Ireland Fleadh should come to Londonderry next year.

The fleadh attracts a quarter of a million people and City of Culture organisers are pushing to bring the event to the city in 2013.

Delegates have so far refused to comment on the outcome of the meeting.

Derry's bid cannot proceed without the local delegates' approval.

It's expected the final decision will be known by the end of January.

If the fleadh is awarded to Derry it will be the first time it will come north of the border.