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About Killeigh Comhaltas

We are the Killeigh, Co. Offaly, Ireland branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (CCÉ). Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann is the largest group involved in the preservation and promotion of Irish traditional music. CCÉ a non-profit cultural movement with hundreds of local branches around the world, and we’ve been working for the cause of Irish music since the middle of the last century (1951 to be precise). We run Irish traditional music classes locally in Killeigh & Tullamore. Instruments include, whistle, flute, accordion, fiddle, concertina, etc. We also play music sessions which are suitable for all levels. You can find us on Facebook and on twitter as @killeighcce

John Brady Weekend

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 showBrady Weekend ad for RTE Radio Ceili House also in Killeigh NS. Everyone welcome to that!

Then ON SUNDAY is a ceili with 3 times All Ireland Champions The Shandrum Céilí Band in #Tullamore. Book your spot now! email: killeighcomhaltas@gmail.com

 

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Culture Night 2018

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.

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#culturenightoffaly #ententeflorale #popuptrad

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Sept 2017 Classes resume:

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.

Christmas Party 2016

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!

Tullamore misses out on Fleadh 2018

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/Comhaltas Cill Aichidh bid to bring Fleadh Cheoil 2018 back to Tullamore.

Killeigh Comhaltas are delighted to announce that we have applied to bring Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018 back to Tullamore.

More info at:

https://killeighcomhaltas.wordpress.com/fleadh-cheoil-na-heireann-2018-bid/

Bid Launched To Bring Fleadh Cheoil Back To Tullamore