Galway County Comhaltas will be one of the organisations to benefit from
upcoming concerts by Seán Keane.
Galway Comhaltas Members should make every effort to support these concerts.
Many thanks to Seán for giving Comhaltas the proceeds of one of
Galway Fleadh 2017
Portumna 19th,20th &21st May 2017
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Lackagh U12. Céilí Band Winners
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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
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
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
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
Connacht Fleadh Launch
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
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
Comhaltas looking for Trad Musicians, Singers, Dancers
to perform along Claddagh Quay during this Festival.
( Click on poster for bigger view)
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
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
Please commit to this unique Festival as we hope to repeat again for Connaught
Fleadh in July
Text or call Peadar Brick 0866064267
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.
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
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
Saturday 11th March 2017 at 9pm. For more info contact 086 401534
Galway Fleadh, Portumna,
May 19,20,21 2017
Connacht Fleadh, NUI Galway, July 7,8,9 2017All
Ireland Fleadh Ennis, 13-20 August
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