Show cancellation as a mark of respect to Donnchadh Ó' Cinnéide

11 Aug 2022

As a mark of respect to our dear friend and colleague Donnchadh O' Cinnéide we have made the decision to cancel our summer shows on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th August. We regret any inconvenience that this may cause and we hope to reschedule a show for a date next week. Our show will go ahead on Wednesday the 10th ... More »
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Monthly Music Seisiún

1 Jul 2022

Craobh Caiseal Mumhan monthly music seisiún in the Brú Ború Teach Ceoil on Friday 1st July from 7:30pm. We encourage musicians of all ages and abilities to come and partake in this fun night of music and song. All are welcome and admission is free. Beginners 7:30pm Intermediate 8pm Advanced 9pm More »
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Fleadh Cheoil Thiobraid Árann 2022

11 May 2022

Fleadh Cheoil Thiobraid Árann 2022 takes place in Cashel from the 9th to the 15th May. The itinerary for the week includes: Wednesday 11th May instrument workshops in Brú Ború with Paddy Tutty (fiddle), Eamon Cotter (flute) and Michael Searson (button accordion) Thursday 12th May singing circle in Brú Ború from 8:30pm. Friday 13th May official launch of the Fleadh ... More »
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Scoil Fonn agus Amhrán 2022

9 Apr 2022

Scoil Fonn agus Amhrán will take place in Brú Ború on Saturday 9th April from 10am. This will be the first time that Scoil Fonn will take place since 2019. Each year prior to the County Fleadh Cheoil these workshops take place in the Fleadh location and its aim is to promote the playing and singing of traditional slow airs. ... More »
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An International Conversation on Online Teaching and Learning of Irish traditional Music

22 Nov 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic brought about an unprecedented shift in the way we teach and learn Irish traditional music. As a forward-thinking organisation, Comhaltas invites teachers, students, parents and branches to reflect on the ways we have adapted to incorporate technology into the transmission of traditional Irish music in the past eighteen months. This survey takes 15 mins (approx.) to complete. ... More »
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Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal Competition

15 Oct 2021

Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal Competition Metal Reed instruments: Concertina, Box, Melodeon, Mouth Organ The competition for the Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal 2021 is now open for entries, and this year’s competition is for metal-reed instruments – accordion, melodeon, concertina and mouth organ. The closing date for entries is 15 October 2021. Competition organiser Peadar Ó Riada said: “This ... More »
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FleadhFest Competition 2021

6 Aug 2021

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann is calling on solo qualifiers to Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019 to take part in FleadhFest competition 2021. FleadhFest 2021 promises to be one of the most interesting and comprehensive cultural responses to COVID-19 nationwide and among the Irish diaspora. The initial stage of this competition will be online. All entrants shall submit videos and adjudicators shall ... More »
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'Oidhreacht na Mumhan'

16 Jul 2021

On the weekend of July 16-18 2021, Comhairle na Mumhan will be hosting 'Oidhreacht na Mumhan' - a virtual programme of Zoom Master Classes coinciding with our usual weekend for Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan. In addition to our usual Scoil Fonn agus Amhrán workshops which take place annually at the Munster Fleadh, we are running an extended programme with classes ... More »
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COVID-19 UPDATE JUNE 2021

4 Jun 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE FOR COMHALTAS ACTIVITIES Following Government Announcement 28th May 2021 Comhaltas Guidelines and Communications distributed to Comhaltas units are based on Government Guidelines in the Republic of Ireland. All units should first and foremost adhere to the guidelines issued by the jurisdiction they are governed by. We are conscious of the affect that COVID-19 has had on units. We ... More »
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A Song for Nora & Pat

17 May 2021

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COVID-19 UPDATE MAY 2021

10 May 2021

Comhaltas is currently operating in accordance with the most recent formal sectoral guidance. From 10th May 2021 it will be possible for Comhaltas classes and activities to take place outdoors subject to a maximum of 15 people in attendance. COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR COMHALTAS UNITS & ACTIVITIES must be followed for any unit returning to outdoor classes and activities. Please see ... More »
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A Song for Nora and Pat

11 Jan 2021

A Song for Nora and Pat In recent years, the traditional Irish music world has mourned the passing of musical legends Nora Butler Swan and her husband Pat Swan. Both Nora and Pat were known internationally for their contribution and grá for music and the Irish culture. Nora has been described as one of the leading lights of traditional Irish ... More »
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COMHALTAS COVID-19 UPDATE LEVEl 5

21 Oct 2020

As of midnight Wednesday 21st October all counties in the Republic of Ireland will be moved to Level 5 of the Medium-Term Plan for Living with Covid-19. As an organisation we have consistently acted with what has been in the best interest of all concerned, with particular consideration given to the safety of all our members and the wider general ... More »
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Level 3 Restrictions

6 Oct 2020

As of midnight Tuesday 6th October all counties in the Republic of Ireland will be moved to Level 3 of the Medium-Term Plan for Living with Covid-19. As an organisation Comhaltas have been adhering to the guidelines issued by Government. We are now asking all units to suspend indoor activities for the next three weeks. By doing so we will ... More »
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Join in with Fleadh 2020

6 Aug 2020

Fleadh 2020 This year Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann was due to take place in Mullingar with over 500,000 people from Ireland and around the world travelling to the Irish midlands for the biggest traditional Irish Music festival in the world. This year’s festival has been postponed but TG4 will be broadcasting 4 nights of the best Traditional music with the ... More »