The Leinster Council met in early December to vote on their nomination for the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil 2020. Unfortunately for #Tullamore, we were unsuccessful. Congratulations to Mullingar who were chosen. A huge thank you to our activists who travelled across the province, attending AGMs and who took part on the day the delegates visited Tullamore to view the venues. Sincere thanks to Offaly County Council for their valuable support also.
Killeigh Comhaltas welcomed the Leinster delegates today as part of our bid to bring Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2020 to Tullamore. We had a very successful morning and the bid received great support from our Offaly branches, Offaly County Council, Tullamore Chamber of Commerce, Tullamore Rotary, Tullamore D.E.W visitor centre & to The Tullamore Court Hotel for their hospitality. Comhairle Laighean will make their decision on their nomination in December.
Celebrating 50 years of Killeigh CCÉ, we are hosting the #JOHNBRADYWEEKEND.
Workshop on Sat Oct 20th in Killeigh NS with world class performers & tutors;
Adrian Brady, Angelina Carberry, Dan Brouder, Noelle Bowe, Samantha Harvey, Sarah Jane Woods, Alan Finn.
Saturday night, we are recording a show for RTE Radio Ceili House also in Killeigh NS. Everyone welcome to that!
Sept 21 2018 was Culture Night & Killeigh Comhaltas played in Chocolate Brown and then Galvins for Men as part of our “Pop Up Trad” events to bring trad music to the streets of Tullamore. We had a super time & thanks to the staff in both venues who gave us a great welcome.
We also entertained some foreign dignitaries who were in #Tullamore for the #EntenteFloral awards ceremonies. We had 12 musicians & a dancer and we were delighted with the welcome we received. On Saturday, we entertained the visitors in the Acres Hall courtyard. It was great fun & we got to sample delicacies from Slovenia & schnapps from Austria.
#culturenightoffaly #ententeflorale #popuptrad
Best of luck to Roisin & Clare-Ann who will be representing Killeigh Comhaltas in Drogheda at Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2018. We’re very proud of you!
On Friday February 16th & 17th, we welcome our friends from Milltown Comhaltas in Cork for a weekend of tunes. Join us in the Foresters Hall, Church St, Tullamore on the 16th & 17th from 9pm for a free evening of entertainment.
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!