Séamus MacMathúna RIP

9 Mar 2022

Séamus was born in Gower, Cooraclare, Co. Clare and it was here his interest in and love for Irish music began, he often spoke of the wonderful musicians of the area he knew when he was growing up. He was highly regarded and respected among musicians for his knowledge of and profound interest in the promotion of all aspects of ... More »
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Joe Burke - Giant of the Button Accordion

23 Feb 2021

Tributes have been pouring in from around the world since the sad news broke of the passing of master accordion player Joe Burke who passed away peacefully on Saturday 20h February 2021 surrounded by his family at the Galway Hospice. Born in 1939 in Kilnadeema, Loughrea he began playing at the age of four, Joe won the All-Ireland Senior Accordion ... More »
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Pat Liddy RIP

22 Dec 2020

Pat was one of six children Dan, Séamus, Pat, Cyril, Attracta and Peggy, his parents were farmers and their home at Lislea, Newmarket-on Fergus was a house full of music, singing and dancing. The Liddy family name is synonymous with Comhaltas and with traditional music in general. Pat devoted his life to promoting Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, in the 1960s he ... More »
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Remembering Chris Droney

10 Sep 2020

Remembering Chris Droney The legendary Chris Droney from Bell Harbour, Co. Clare passed away on Wednesday 9th September, 2020. Playing music for almost ninety years, his unique style of playing made him an icon of Clare music-making, a true master of his craft, giving flight to the feet of generations of set dancers down through the years. While he was ... More »
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Culture Night 2020 - Friday September 18th

9 Sep 2020

Culture Night Seisiún at Cois na hAbhna, Friday, September 18th from 8pm until 9.30pm This evening promises to be a lively one with lots of talented Musicians and Singers. All musicians, singers, dancers and storytellers are welcome to come along and enjoy! Please note we are operating under current Government guidelines. Numbers are strictly limited, contact details of attendees will ... More »
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The Kilfenora Ceili Band Live in Concert

22 Aug 2020

A very special online show of Traditional Irish Music, Song & Dance by the Fabulous Kilfenora and amazing guests, featuring the wonderful voice of Edel Vaughan and spectacular dance performances by The Gardiner Brothers & Sinéad Neylon. This is the first time ever that you will be able to watch the Kilfenora Ceili Band perform LIVE from the comfort of ... More »
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Cois na hAbhna mourns the passing of Seán McMahon

25 Jul 2020

It is with great sadness that we bring you the news of the passing of Seán McMahon, Ballyroughan, Kilmurry, Quin, Co. Clare. Seán was an active member of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in Co. Clare for many years, he was a founding member of the Kilmurry branch of Comhaltas, and he helped in the building of Cois na hAbhna where he ... More »
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Covid-19 Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Education Module

8 Jul 2020

Covid 19 Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Education Module is available to read through the following link: https://comhaltas.ie/images/blog/comhaltas_covid-19_education_module.pdf More »
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Our online Shop is open for business

7 May 2020

While Cois na hAbhna is closed to the public due to Covid-19, our online shop is open for business as normal More »
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SCT Exams Update

22 Apr 2020

16 April update - SCT EXAMS 2020 / COVID 19 We hope that you are all staying safe and well and are continuing to play and practice your music in the ongoing “shut down” The SCT wish to announce that following the recent Government announcement regarding the extension of the isolation period, it will not be possible to undertake any ... More »
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Comhaltas on line site for traditional Irish music students

1 Apr 2020

Starting Monday 30th March Comhaltas will launch an online site for all students of traditional Irish music at all levels to learn repertoire. The material used for this programme is taken from and guided by the varying levels of the SCT exam syllabus. The levels are 1. Elementary Cycle 2. Grade 1-5 3. Grade 6-8. This online site will help ... More »
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25 Mar 2020

SCT EXAMS 2020 / COVID 19 We hope that you and your family are safe and well in these unprecedented challenging and worrying times. Go raibh Rath Dé oraibh uilig. The SCT wish to announce that in line with the Department of Education announcement regarding school closures until after the 19th April and cancellation of Oral and Practical State Examinations, ... More »
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Cois na hAbhna Closed to the Public

16 Mar 2020

In the interest of public health and safety due to COVID-19 Cois na hAbhna will remain closed to the public until further notice. THE LIVING TRADITION CEARNÓG BELGRAVE, BAILE NA MANACH, CO. ÁTHA CLIATH TEL: 01-2800295. FAX: 01-2803759 e-mail: info@comhaltas.ie web site: www.comhaltas.ie Comhaltas – Coronavirus The Ardchomhairle has designated the Buanchoiste to monitor, assess and respond on behalf of ... More »
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Ceol na nGael 2020

10 Feb 2020

Ceol na nGael 2020, Ireland, Britain and North America. February 15 - 16 - Comhaltas na Breataine , Provincial Convention - Hall Mark Hotel, Liverpool April 3-5 - Carlow Fleadh - Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow April 5 - Midland region Fleadh (Britain) - Princethorpe College, Rugby April 10- 13 - Roscommon Fleadh - Ballaghadereen, Co. Roscommon April 16 - 19 - ... More »
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2019 Comhaltas Music Draw Results

9 Dec 2019

Crannchur Naisiúnta an Chomhaltais 2019 – Torthaí Results- 2019 Comhaltas National Draw 1ú/ 1st Prize: €5,000 Ticéad/Ticket: 0630 Díoltóir/Seller: CCÉ Youghal , Co. Cork Buaiteoir/Winner: Finbarr Motherway 2ú Duais/2nd Prize: €500 Ticéad/ Ticket No. 1243 Díoltóir/Seller: CCÉ Youghal, Co.Cork Buaiteoir/Winner: Andrea Fresh 3ú Duais/3rd Prize: €250 Ticéad/ Ticket No. 5301 Díoltóir/Seller: CCÉ Murphy Roche, Chicago Buaieoir/Winner: Kell Chole 4ú Duais/4th ... More »