After a busy summer period where several of our members competed in the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis, it’s back to business as our classes resume.
Registration for our 10 week term in Killeigh NS is Wed 13 Sept. 7-8pm. Classes resume on Wed 27th in the school. We have an adult class also for all levels & a mixture of instruments.
Registration for our 10 week term in our Teach Cheoil in Tullamore, is Sat 19 Sept. 10.30am-12pm. Classes resume on Sat 23rd.
KILLEIGH COMHALTAS CHRISTMAS PARTY is on Sunday December 18th, 3-5pm in the Tullamore Court Hotel. Everyone is welcome, little musicians (young & old) of all ages & abilities. We will all play a few tunes together. It’s a great chance for our new members to see & meet our other branch members from the other classes and get an idea what our branch is about. And it’s great fun & all very relaxed! We also have some class musicians in our branch & we’ll get them to strut their stuff! Looking forward to see you all.
Everyone welcome as always!
Congratulations to Drogheda Comhaltas who today received the Leinster nomination to host the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in 2018. This means our bid to bring the Fleadh Cheoil back to Tullamore for 2018 was unsuccessful. A huge thank you to our Fleadh Committee who gave up their personal time & worked tirelessly. While we at Killeigh Comhaltas are disappointed, we put together an excellent bid and left no stone unturned. Best of luck to Drogheda as they progress to the next stage.
Killeigh Comhaltas are delighted to announce that we have applied to bring Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018 back to Tullamore.
More info at:
Killeigh Comhaltas are hosting the 2016 Comhaltas Tour of Ireland which will visit Tullamore GAA Centre on Friday October 14th! Tickets are €10 each.
The concert will be a great night’s entertainment with some of the best traditional musicians from across Ireland playing on the night, including our own Clare Kearns. PM Adrian here for tickets. Happy to deliver!
CLASSES Sept 2016: SPREAD THE WORD 🙂
Registration for classes in our Teach Cheoil, Tullamore will be on SATURDAY, Sept 10th 12-1pm. Classes will resume the following Saturday at the same time.
We hope to offer classes on whistle/flute/fiddle/concertina & button accordion (allowing for demand).
€50 for the 10 week term.
Please note if you have rented an instrument from us, you need to return it (if unwanted) or renew.
Registration for our classes (including the very popular adult class) will take place in Killeigh NS on WEDNESDAY September 14th 7.30-8.30pm
Classes offered whistle/flute, button accordion, banjo, fiddle.
We also hope that everyone will consider joining the branch as a member. Single membership is €6. Family is €20 or 21. Comhaltas branch members can compete at the County Fleadh at a significantly reduced rate.
I still have a few hoodies left if anyone is interested too.
September will be a busy month. Lots of exciting things coming like Class Registration for the new term (including adult classes for all levels), our Culture Night and lots more. Will post when everything has been finalised.
The town of Tullamore is involved in the international Entente Florale competition. Tullamore looked fantastic when visited by a group of dignatories from across Europe. Killeigh Comhaltas & friends played some music in O’Connor Square & later in the Tullamore Dew Visitor Centre.
Following the recent Leinster Fleadh, Killeigh Comhaltas will be will well represented at the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis. Our 15-18 Ceili Band came 3rd so won’t be going on to the All-Ireland but we are tremendously proud of them all & their performances. Huge congrats & best wishes to: Clare-Anne
Kearns (O18 Fiddle, O18 fiddle slow airs, O18 button accordion), Roisin O’Connor (U12 fiddle slow airs), Muireann Carton (15-18 Harp Slow Airs), U12 Longridge Ceili Band (& a special mention to Con who travelled from abroad specially to play), Ciaran O’hAolain (12-15 Songs in English). Well done to everyone who took part. Congrats to all the Offaly competitors in Ennis. To take part at that level of competition is a huge achievement.
The 2016 Offaly County Fleadh Timetable is available from this link: