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:
March 13th saw the visit of Ormond CCÉ from Nenagh to Tullamore where we hosted a session, refreshments and then an evening bowling. There were nearly 65 musicians & perhaps 100 people altogether. New friendships were forged, tunes swapped and bowling really completed a super day.
Session for young people on Friday 12th Feb 7-9pm on Tullamore court hotel. Small people 7-8 with help from bigger people. Bigger people 8-9 with younger people watching and learning. This session will help to make up bands and groups for this years Fleadh season. Please make every effort to come along.
The Offaly County Fleadh 2016 will take place in Tullamore on 6-8th May.
The dancing competition will be in the Tullamore GAA Centre on Friday 6th.
The music competitions are on in the SHS Secondary School on Sat 7-8th.
We hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and we would like to wish all our members and friends and very happy and musical 2016.
Next 10 week term of classes for 2016 resume Sat 9th Jan, in our Teach Cheoil (the old St. Vincent de Paul premises), Offally St, Tullamore 12-1pm & Wed 13th in Killeigh NS, 7:30-8:30pm. New members are always welcome, from 7 yrs upwards.
We are finalising the order for our Killeigh Comhaltas hoodies. If you are interested, pls email: firstname.lastname@example.org immediately!
At our October session & at then at our Christmas Party, we made presentations to Claire-Ann Kearns (2nd Senior Fiddle, 2nd Newly Composed Tunes), Ciaran O’hAoláin (who qualified for the Men’s Singing), Sinead Keyes (who qualified for the Senior Concertina competition) & Muireann Carton who was part of a Trio who performed at Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann in Sligo 2015. The other pics show our students, young & older, all playing a few tunes. It was wonderful to see such a big turnout and support from all the parents. Well done everyone. Nollag Shóna diaoibh agus Ath bhliain faoi mhaise diaoibh.
We are organising hoodies for the branch. Check out our ‘Hoodies’ page for more info!
The Killeigh Comhaltas Christmas Party takes place on December 20th in the Tullamore Court Hotel at 6pm. Everyone welcome. Looking forward to hearing some of our students play a tune or two as well. It’s always a great evening. See you there!
Killeigh Comhaltas performed at the Offaly 1916-2016 Centenary event hosted by Offaly County Council.