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COVID19 update 11/05/2020

Here is the latest news from Comhaltas HQ for distribution to our members.

April - 6 - 2020


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Comhaltas SCT resource

Hi Folks I hope everyone is keeping safe. Comhaltas have launched a online site for all students of Traditional Irish Music levels to learn Tunes at www.sctexams.com and the material used is taken from varying levels of the SCT exam syllabus. The levels are Elemetry Cycle 2. Grade 1-5 and Grade 6-8. This will help all students to work on their music skills while at home. If you work on it you might be in a position to take the exams at a later date. The site is at https://www.sctexams.com/ Please spread the word.

March - 31 - 2020


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Scoil Éigse Mullingar 2020

The 48th Annual Scoil Éigse organised by Comhaltas takes place in Mullingar, August 2nd to 7th, the Week preceding Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. At Scoil Éigse – CCÉ’s annual international Summer School students of all ages register for the various instrumental music, singing, dancing and Irish language classes. 
Classes: Adult Class | Amhránaíocht | Banjo | Bodhrán | Button Accordion Comhrá | Concertina | Fiddle Flute | Harp | Piano Accompaniment | Piano Accordion | Uilleann Pipes | Rince ar an Sean-nós Traditional Singing | Whistle.

Scoil Éigse application form download

March - 8 - 2020


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TTCT 2020 Teacher Training Course

TTCT 2020Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann’s TTCT Teacher Training Course has over 800 graduates throughout Ireland and overseas. The course which has been in existence since 1980 has been specifically designed to equip teachers of Irish traditional music to teach more effectively in a wide variety of community settings. This residential course is highly subscribed and applications are received from candidates both nationally and internationally. Amongst the subject areas included in this intensive course are: 

  • Irish traditional music and traditional music education and pedagogy.
  • Instrument methodology | Musical literacy and analysis.
  • Accompaniment | Slow Airs.
  • General principles of education, teaching and transmission.
  • Teaching and learning styles | Class management & preparation.
  • Special Educational Needs and Irish Traditional Music.
  • SCT as a teaching/learning framework and slow airs as part of the traditional repository.
  • Comhaltas Child Protection Guidelines.
  • Planning for the CCÉ Branch Music Education Programme & Core Branch Repertoire.
  • Teaching practice sessions which are mentored and comprise a significant part of the course. 

The course also includes a new module designed to equip candidates with the necessary skills to work in conjunction with local Comhaltas Branch Committees in the planning, preparation and organisation of the various educational activities, initiatives and performances undertaken at local level. This will include developing appropriate ‘branch core repertoire’ across the different instruments and age groups and performance repertoire for different occasions.

TTCT application form

March - 8 - 2020


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Director for Leinster Youth Group

Dear all, 

This email contains the application form for the position of Director of Music for the new Leinster Youth Group that we are currently in the process of setting up. We would appreciate if you could forward this email to secretaries at branch level for maximum coverage. Should there be any adults, who are members of comhaltas, with the relevant experience needed interested in applying for the position, they have until February 10th at 6pm sharp to return the form via email to the email address listed in the application form. This project is designed to offer the youth of Leinster a place where they can mingle and get to know people from other parts of the province and make new musical connections through playing music together as a group. If you could forward this email to branches as soon as you can we would greatly appreciate it. Should we find a suitable director, details of auditions will be sent out following the appointment of the director for forwarding also.

Kind Regards and thanks,

Aaron Mackessy
Leinster Youth Officer

February - 4 - 2020


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Set Dancing Lessons

Christmas party

Venue: Upstairs in Rahan GAA rooms, Tullabeg

December - 10 - 2019


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