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entry form.

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Comhaltas County Secretary
Bernie Kelly
5 Pairc an Tobair

Mobile 087 2298647

Cheques for fleadh entries are to be made out to "Galway County Fleadh"

Rules for Galway Fleadh

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(English version)

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See Fleadh Rules 2017

Clár na gComórtas 2017

Galway Fleadh results 2017

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Some Fleadh Winners 2016

Kevin Holmes of Clifden, Galway, who came second in the Concertina age 12 to 15 category at the 2016 Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis.

Melissa Clark from Kilnadeema won the U12 Button accordian ath the Galway Fleadh in Glenamaddy

Ronan Tyrrell, CCE Corofin
won the U12 Bodhrán at the Galway Fleadh in Glenamaddy

Caoimhe Faherty from Clifden
won the English
singing 12-15

Caelán Cullen Quinn from Aran Comhaltas won the U'12 Pipes











Galway County Fleadh coming to Tuam
May 18th to 20th 2018

Closing date for entries Friday 20th April
(See documents on left)

Comhaltas musicians celebrating Saint Patrick's Day in Tuam and
Fleadh Cheoil na Gaillimhe next May


Connacht Fleadh Results 2017...Download the pdf

giving Comhaltas the proceeds of one of these events.


Twitter.......... #FleadhChonnacht

Galway Fleadh 2017
Portumna 19th,20th &21st May 2017

Photos From the Fleadh ...........Click

Look back on the Fleadh on the Portumna Facebook...Click

Lackagh U12. Céilí Band Winners
Photos From the Fleadh ...........Click
More Photos on the Lackagh Comhaltas Facebook ...Click

Two new sections have been added to the menu above...Instruments for sale and local sessions.
If you would like to put a notice in these sections or advertise an event on this site email the details to galwaycomhaltas@gmail.com

Also we have a new facebook page.Click on the link in the menu.

Moycullen Comhaltas ran a number of fundraising concerts in an Taibhdhearc, Galway for the Connacht Fleadh 2017 which Moycullen are hosting. The various branches of Comhaltas from around the city andcounty provided great music , song and dance for the three concerts.
Lots of photos from the concerts on facebook



Next video......Moycullen Junior Group

Next video....Belclare Comhaltas

Galway City sets sights on All-Ireland Fleadh
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Some Fleadh Winners 2016

2nd in All Ireland U15 trio. Rachael, Mary and Sarah. Lackagh Comhaltas

The results from the 2016 All Ireland Fleadh held in
Enniscan be downloaded here
All Ireland Fleadh Result

The results from the 2016 Connacht Fleadh competition
held in Strokestown are available for download.
Connacht Fleadh Results

GalwayFleadh 2016Glenamaddy


All Ireland Champions 2016

Lackagh Comhaltas were crowned Plearacha na nOg All Ireland Champions in Ennis on Sunday 24th April 2016 Well done to all the young musicians, singers and dancers and their tutor Sharon Connell.
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The Taibhdhearc produced a short video of the 2016 Galway County Comhaltas concert YouTube video
Contact the DVD producer Martin McDonnell at 0857032507 to order a DVD of all the music played at the concert. . Cost Euro 10 plus Euro 3 for postage.

Loughrea Comhaltas have a nice video on their facebook featuring the very talented Roisin Rogers singing a great song at part of their Culture Night celebrations in the Dartfield Museum.

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St. Patrick's Night, the Forge, Moycullen


Connacht Fleadh 2017
Sean Kyne TD, Minister of State for Natural Resourses, Community Affairs and Digital Development launched the Connacht Fleadh in NUI Galway on Friday 16th June. (L-R) Professor Noel O'Donoghue (Dean of Arts NUI Galway), Peadar Brick (Chairperson Galway Comhaltas), Seán Kyne TD, and Brendan McGrath (CEO Galway City Council).

Fleadh secretary Sabhbh Ni Fhatharta with Galway City Mayor Noel Larkin at the Connacht fleadh Launch in NUI Galway

Bartley Gavin addressing the Connacht Fleadh Launch ar NUI Galway

Comhaltas looking for Trad Musicians, Singers, Dancers to perform along Claddagh Quay during this Festival.

( Click on poster for bigger view)
(Click here for poster as Gaeilge)

The Road will be closed off from Traffic on evenings to allow Performances along the Roadway etc. Seating and platforms for Dancers will be provided.

Comhaltas Evening Thursday 25th May between 6.30 to 9.30pm. Friday Evening 6pm To 7pm Saturday and Sunday afternoons at Claddagh and Salthill Promenade

Sessions from Wednesday night to Sunday night and everyone Welcome at Taafes, Tigh Colies, Tigh Neachtains, Kings Head, Dew Drop inn, Jury's Hotel Roisin Dubh, Monroe's, Crane Bar, Massimos, Claddagh Cottage etc.

Please commit to this unique Festival as we hope to repeat again for Connaught Fleadh in July

Text or call Peadar Brick 0866064267

Clifden Traditional Music Festival
6th-9th April 2017

The 8th Annual Clifden Traditional Music Festival will take place this year from the 6th-9th April 2017 in Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway.

The Festival will begin on Thursday the 6th April with a concert with Danny O’Mahony and Liz Kane and Tune Composition Competition in the Alcock and Brown Hotel at 8pm.

Friday will see the Official Opening and Concert in the Clifden Station House Theatre at 7pm. As always the event will feature a host of artists from all over Ireland.

Saturday the 8th of April starts with music workshops in Fiddle, Button Accordion and Concertina from 10am until 12.30pm in Scoil Mhuire National School. Music Sessions are a very big part of the festival and again this year feature a host of champion musicians from all over Ireland.

Press Release....Click for pdf

Brochure Front page...click for JPEG
Brochure Inside page...click for JPEG

Moycullen CCE have organised a St. Patrick's night concert in The Forge, Moycullen at 8.30pm to launch a CD which the young musicians in our Banjo class have just produced. The concert is free and we have lots of local musicians from our branch with some special guests and it promises to be a great session.

The idea for this recording came to me when I realised that we had twenty-eight banjo players learning with Moycullen Comhaltas. When I first started teaching locally, I had three students! It has been a joy to witness the brach going from strength to strength. The aim of the album was to encapsulate the talent of the musician’s learning with our branch of Comhaltas. This album is dedicated to the students themselves that worked hard on their tracks to get them studio ready. Tá súil agam go mbainfidh sibh taitneamh as an gceol! Sabhbh Ní Fháthart


Seosamh o Fatharta and his band
with a traditional Sardinian Band are playing 4 nights

Thursday 9th in Ciaran Cannons, Carrabane at 9pm
Friday 10th. An teach Cheoil,Corofin Co. Clare at 9pm
Saturday 11th in An Taibhdhearc at 8pm
Sunday 11th in St. Nicholas Church, Galway at 3pm.

Returning after great success Clifden Comhaltas Branch present “Celebrity Sean Nós 2017”.

16 Local Connemara “Celebrities” from a variety of groups and organisations have been selected and are going to learn how to sean nós dance in the coming weeks. They will perform on the night and audience voting will take place for each celebrity and the person with the most votes win!

Admission is only 5 euros and it's 1 euro a vote on the night. All funds raised will go towards Clifden Comhaltas events for 2017.

The Contestants are: Kathleen Aspell Mortimer – Cluid Housing Graham Roberts – Connemara Youth Rugby Rosie Mannion – Rosie’s Hair Salon Dominic Lynch – Connemara Golf Club Niall Staunton & Cian Laffey – Mannions Bar Ann Reilly – Slimming World Bridget Munnelly Woods & Diana Conroy – Connemara Gaels Ladies Football Susan O’Leary – West Coast United Neil Gallery – Clifden Fire Service Cathriona Canavan – Singer Jack Keaney & Whitney Rufai – Clifden Community School Damien Ryan – Lowrys Bar Lisa King – Connemara Chamber of Commerce

There will be lots of young sean nos dancers also performing on the night and local groups of young and older musicians will also entertain. So mark your diaries,

Saturday 11th March 2017 at 9pm. For more info contact 086 401534

Check out Clifden Comhaltas Facebook

Galway Fleadh,  Portumna,      May 19,20,21 2017
Connacht Fleadh,     NUI Galway, July 7,8,9 2017All Ireland Fleadh   Ennis,     13-20 August 2017

Concert for Galwaay Fleadh 2017
To coincide with the official launch of the Galway County Fleadh a major concert is being organised by Galway County Comhaltas in conjunction with South-East Galway Comhaltas. It will consist of prizewinner from previous Galway, Connacht and All Ieland Fleadhanna with special guests. The concert will take place in Portumna on St. Patrick's weekend
. Details to follow on the Portumna Facebook...Click

More Pics from the Galway Fleadh May 2016
Sharon Connell presenting the new Kathleen Connell u15 Button Accordion Shield to James Ruddy from Clifden Comhaltas.


Patrick Egan, CCE Belclare came first in the
12-15 Bodhran, Lilting and English singing

at the Galway Fleadh in Glenamaddy

Sarah McHale, Lackagh CCE, won the fiddle 12-15 at
the Galway Fleadh in Glenamaddy

Galway Fleadh 2015 website

Galway Fleadh Results 2015...Click
Connacht Fleadh Results 2015.....Click

All Ireland Fleadh Results 2015....Click