Events

Macalla na hÉireann 2019

A great line up of performers that will make a mighty night’s entertainment.

You can catch the show locally in either Birr or Mullingar
October - 3 - 2019


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Set Dancing classes with Norah Carroll

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Learn or improve your set dancing skills amid Fun and laughter!

September - 1 - 2019


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Music & Dance classes 2019 – 2020

If you would like to be part of our performing group ?

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Or would just like to take part in a Seisiún like this ?

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and don’t know where to start, then why not check out our

Music and step dancing classes

Registration will take place on Friday the 30th of September from 6:30 – 7:30 pm in Scoil Charthaigh Naofa, Newtown, Rahan.

Fiddle, Banjo / Mandolin, Guitar, Whistle, Flute, Concertina, Accordion, Keyboard are all supported. Instruments can be hired and are subject to availability. The classes run for approximately 30 to 45 minutes depending upon numbers and are tailored to the playing or dancing level of the students.  Also this year we have a relaxed Pop up Gaeltacht where you are welcome to drop in.

Classes starting on the 6th of September.

 

For further information, you  can contact Mike on 086 3883156

It is never too late to start, so come on and give it a go!

August - 27 - 2019


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Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019

To all our members and friends who are competing in the competitions, best of luck and most importantly enjoy the event.

Here is the music competition timetable for the weekend.

Download (PDF, 1.12MB)

August - 11 - 2019


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Fleadh Cheoil Laighean 2019

Hey! everybody the competition timetables are posted on the Leinster fleadh website, see link below

http://leinsterfleadh.ie/home

 

Best of luck to all competing, also to all just attending for the love of music.

 

June - 30 - 2019


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TRADITUDE

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TRADITUDE is a brand new Trad Festival which will be held in Ferbane, Co. Offaly on the weekend of Saturday 29 – Sunday 30 June 2019.

We have a fantastic programme of acts lined up for the weekend featuring international, national and home grown acts of the finest calibre. Please have a look at the attached Press Release for a full listing of our events.

Trad enthusiasts might be particularly interested that we have fiddle virtuoso Benedict Morris and his band playing on Sunday night in our Traditorium.

We will also be hosting an arts exhibition of superb artists, designers and craft people plus many other festival attractions with music sessions aplenty around the town.

As the name suggests ‘Traditude’ is a community based Music & Arts Festival with the aim of bringing the best of Trad and Folk music and art exhibitors to West Offaly.

To this end we are also hosting a MUSIC WORKSHOP on Saturday 29th June from 12-2pm with excellent tutors in place for fiddle, button accordion, banjo and concertina.

Workshop classes cost €15 per student and will be limited in number to 10 per class.

Traditude website

You can contact the committee via: info@traditude.com

 

Wishing you every success guys

 

June - 14 - 2019


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Éadan Doire/Ród Fleadh Committee Appreciation Night

Éadan Doire/Ród Fleadh Committee are hosting an Appreciation Night/Celebration/Session Night in Donoghues Edenderry on Thursday 20th of June at 9pm, as a thank you for all your help prior and during the Fleadh. It would be great to see as many as possible attend as it was a great team effort.
Looking forward to seeing you all there.

PS Bring the instruments..

June - 14 - 2019


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  • Supported by Music Network’s Music Capital Scheme, funded by The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Music Network is funded by The Arts Council