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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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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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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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 »
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NEWSFLASH - Virtual Fleadh

4 Aug 2020

The following is exciting news from RTÉ – We can’t fleadh like it’s 1999…. The world has changed after all. But that won’t stop us channeling the epic energy of Irish traditional music at its finest. At home, on stage, on your favourite landmark (careful now) just share your flair using #RTÉFleadhFíorúil or #RTÉVirtualFleadh and we’ll do the rest. And ... More »
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29 Jun 2020

Brú Ború remains closed to the public at present. We are constantly monitoring the situation and following Government guidelines. We look forward to reopening in the not too distant future when it is safe to do so. For queries & information, please contact Tel: 062 61122 Email: or Consult our website: Take care and be safe. More »
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Nora Butler special Céilí House

13 Jun 2020

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann invite you to tune into a tribute to the late great Nora Butler “Tipperary’s Queen of Song” broadcasting on RTÉ Raidió 1 - Céilí House this coming Saturday evening 13th June at 9.02 pm presented by Kieran Hanrahan. We in Comhaltas take this time following her passing to come together to remember and honour her legacy. 'Nora’s ... More »
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The death has occurred of NORA BUTLER SWAN

4 May 2020

After a short illness on May 3rd 2020. Pre-deceased by her beloved husband Pat and parents Ned & Mary. Deeply regretted by her loving sister Mary (Hartnett). Extended family relatives, cousins, neighbours and many friends and her dear colleagues in Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Éireann. May Nora Rest In Peace. Due to Goverment advice regarding public gatherings a private family funeral mass ... More »