The summer of 2015 saw Clonakilty Comhaltas partake in the Fleadh Cheoil competitions at County, Provincial and All-Ireland level. A special mention for our U12 Ceilí Band that won 2nd place in the Cork county Fleadh in Ballincollig and put in a storming performance at the Munster Fleadh in Nenagh. Well done to parents, children and teachers involved. A mention also for Brian Carroll who took part in the All-Ireland U12 piano accordian competition in Sligo in August, a fantastic achievement for all involved.
The next session of Clonakilty Comhaltas will be held on Sunday 24th May at 3pm in Gaelscoil Mhichíl Uí Choileáin. This will be the last open session before the summer break and we invite musicians, dancers and singers of all ages to come along an join in for an afternoon of entertainment. We will have a number of performances from participants at the recent Cork County Fleadh Cheoil held in Ballincollig (well done to all those who participated!). Light refreshments will be provided and looking forward to seeing you there. **Please note the change of date from the usual last Sunday in the month due to Sunday 31st May falling on the June bank holiday.**
The next open session of Clonakilty Comhaltas will be held at Gaelscoil Mhichíl Uí Choilleáin in Clonakilty on Sunday 26th April at 3pm sharp. Once again we invite musicians, singers, dancers and storytellers of all ages and standards to come along and participate. We are also looking forward to Fleadh Cheoil Chorcaí, which will take place in Ballincollig on May 8th-10th.
Following on from the very enjoyable sessions in January and February of this year, the next session of Clonakilty Comhaltas will be held in Gaelscoil Mhichíl Uí Choileáin on Sunday 29th March at 3pm sharp. Musicians, dancers, singers and storytellers of all ages are welcome to partake in the event, in particular young performers. Please bring along your instruments and light refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there.
Following on from a great kickoff sessúin in Clonakilty on Sunday 25th January, we are delighted to announce the next sessúin will take place again in Gaelscoil Mhichíl Uí Choileáin on Sunday 22nd February at 3pm. Admission is free again and light refreshments will be provided. The deadline for Comhaltas membership for 2015 is fast approaching and we are requesting that all forms be submitted by 22nd February. Membership forms can be downloaded here.
A big thank you to all who attended and assisted at the kick-off session of CCE Clonakilty last Sunday in Gaelscoil Mhichíl Uí Choileáin in Clonakilty. It was great to see the hall full with musicians of all ages playing a variety of instruments in addition to the dancers and singers who performed during the afternoon. We were particularly delighted to see many talented young musicians joining in with the session. We hope that this will bring enjoyment and friendship to all those involved for many years to come. Next session will be in the Gaelscoil on Sunday 22nd February at 3pm, all musicians welcome again.
To celebrate our newly formed Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann branch in Clonakilty, a traditional Irish music session will be held at Gaelscoil Mhichíl Uí Choileáin in Clonakilty on Sunday 25th January 2015 at 3 pm. We invite all musicians, especially children with their parents, who are learning traditional Irish music to come along to the event. Please bring your instruments and music notes and all instruments are welcome. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you on the 25th.
Tel: 087 7414763 (Catriona Collins, Secretary) / 087 615 5821 (Cait Palmer, PRO); e-mail: clon.comhaltas@ gmail.com