Coventry Comhaltas St Patrick’s Day Ceili – 15th March 2019, 8pm

Join us for a great night of music, dance and craic at our annual St Patrick’s Day Ceili from 8pm on Friday 15th March 2019, at the Coundon Social Club, Shorncliffe Rd, Coundon, Coventry CV6 1GP (vehicle access via Kingsbury Rd). There will be music from the Innisfail Ceili band, dancing from Maggie Gallagher’s Irish Dancers, a special performance from our junior members, as well as several opportunities for you to try your hand at Ceili dancing!!! A raffle and free buffet will also be available (with donations for either always appreciated).

All of this for only £5 per adult, £2.50 per child £10 for a family of two adults and two children.

For any further information please don’t hesitate to contact our PRO, Jarlath Mulhern at rayjar16@englandmail.com or via mobile: 07876 013 590. Or simply visit our Facebook page and leave us a message: https://www.facebook.com/Coventry-Comhaltas-1477709362240935/

Please join us for a great night of music, dance and craic!

We’ll see you there!!!

Ceili March 2019

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Important Announcement – Jan 2019

Dear Members of Coventry Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann.

As we start the new year in Coventry Comhaltas, we would like to let you know of the following up and coming events and changes in the branch:

  • We are hosting the now annual ‘Midland Regional Inter-branch Concert/Session’ on Sunday 3rd February 2019 commencing 1pm – 5pm at Christ the King Community Centre, 14 West Hill Road, Coventry, CV6 2AA. This event will be a chance for the young members of our branch to play in their respective groups and socialise with their peers. All members of the branch are invited to attend. Hot food, tea and refreshments will be provided, however we would be grateful if adults could make a donation on the day to help the branch pay for the cost of the food at this event. Our young musicians and those from each branch and their parents/ guardians will be exempt from this as they will be our guests. We will be holding a raffle with a first prize of 2 adult tickets for the ‘Echoes of Erin Tour’ hosted by St Patricks Club Leamington on 21st February 2019.
  • We will also be holding our annual ‘St Patricks Day Ceili’ on Fri 15th March 2019 at The Coundon Social Club Shorncliffe Road Coventry CV6 1GP. As usual we will have a buffet, raffle and our younger members of the branch will entertain us. Please support this event.
  • We are sure you are by now aware of Hughie Gallagher’s (our branch chairman) recent health issues and ongoing recovery, in light of this Hughie will be stepping down as chairman. The existing vice chair Mick Nixon will become acting chairman with Michael Fitzgerald as acting vice chairman until our next AGM in November, where both positions will be open for re- election. Hughie with his wealth of knowledge and experience in both music and Comhaltas will still be a very much valued member of the branch.
  • Looking further ahead with the fast approaching ‘City of Culture’ event coming to Coventry in 2021 it is now more important than ever that our Irish culture is well represented in Coventry and that Coventry Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann will help showcase our music to the city and beyond. Therefore we ask you our members and parents of children learning Irish music in the branch for your continued support and commitment at events, ceili’s and for raffles during the coming year. Many branches in Britain and indeed in the Midland region are struggling due to poor support and membership. Please let us keep Coventry Comhaltas a vibrant and growing branch passing on this great musical culture which is envied worldwide to future generations.
  • For further information on up and coming events please contact:

    Michael Fitzgerald Midland P.R.O.
    Mobile: 07960 107 275
    Email: fitzy2737@gmail.com

    Jarlath Mulhern P.R.O. Coventry Branch
    Mobile: 07876 013 590
    Email: mulhernj92@gmail.com

    Wishing you and your family’s a happy and healthy new year.
    Yours sincerely
    Coventry Comhaltas Committee

Coventry Comhaltas Christmas Ceili – Friday 21st December, 8pm

Join us for a great night of music, dance and craic at our annual Christmas Ceili from 8pm on Friday 21st December 2018, at Christ the King Parish Centre, Westhill Rd, Coventry, CV6 2AA. There will be music from the Innisfail Ceili band, dancing from the Mary McHugh School of Irish Dance, a special performance from our junior members, as well as several opportunities for you to try your hand at Ceili dancing!!! A raffle and free buffet will also be available (with donations for either always appreciated).

All of this for only £5 per adult, £2.50 per child £10 for a family of two adults and two children.

For any further information please don’t hesitate to contact our PRO, Jarlath Mulhern at rayjar16@englandmail.com or via mobile: 07876 013 590. Or simply visit our Facebook page and leave us a message: https://www.facebook.com/Coventry-Comhaltas-1477709362240935/

Please join us for a great night of music, dance and craic!

AGM – 16th October 2018

Hello,
Our Annual General Meeting will be taking place on Tuesday 16th October 2018 at 8pm in the back room of the Hearsall inn. This means that there will be NO LESSONS on that night.
All fully paid members are welcome to come along to the AGM. If you wish to become a member or renew your membership then please see Boo Cullen or another member of the committee before the AGM. Membership is £8 for an adult, £4 for a child or £14 for a family.
As with last year, all paid members will be receiving an AGM pack either via email or through the post, depending on which preference you selected when renewing your membership/becoming a member. The standard set last year was that this would be received a week in advance of the AGM but due to a delay in receiving the branch AGM information, this has not been possible. We are currently working to get these packs to you as quickly as possible, and we hope the electronic copies will be received by the end of the week.
If you do not receive one but feel like you should have then please contact me immediately.
Unlike last year, the pack will NOT be uploaded on social media or on our website.
If you have any questions at all then please do not hesitate to contact either myself or any other member of the committee.
Many thanks,
Michael Fitzgerald
Youth Officer

No Lessons: Tues 7th Aug – Tues 11th Sept

Please Note: there will be no lessons during the month of August or the first week in September due to the Summer Holidays. This means, NEXT TUESDAY 31st JULY will be the last night of lessons until we return as usual on TUESDAY 11th SEPTEMBER.

The session will continue every week as usual from 8:30pm every Tuesday. All of our learners are more than welcome to join us but formal lessons will not take place in the back room.

Last Lessons: 31st July

Return: 11th September

Warwick Folk Festival session

Coventry Comhaltas are hosting a traditional Irish music session as part of the Warwick Folk Festival 2018.

This will take place on Friday 27th July 2018 from 8pm – 11pm, at the Fourpenny pub, Crompton Street, Warwick, CV34 6HJ.

http://www.4pennyhotel.co.uk/thefourpennypub/

This is always a good session with a wide variety of musicians.

The event is open to everyone.

https://www.warwickfolkfestival.co.uk/artists-and-events/line-up/friday/

 

Coventry Comhaltas Summer Ceili – 6th July 2018, 8pm

Join us for a great night of music, dance and craic at our annual Summer Ceili from 8pm on Friday 9th March 2018, at Christ the King Parish Centre, Westhill Rd, Coventry, CV6 2AA. There will be music from the Innisfail Ceili band, dancing from the Mary McHugh School of Irish Dance, a special performance from our junior members, as well as several opportunities for you to try your hand at Ceili dancing!!! A raffle and free buffet will also be available (with donations for either always appreciated).

All of this for only £5 per adult, £2.50 per child £10 for a family of two adults and two children.

For any further information please don’t hesitate to contact our PRO, Jarlath Mulhern at rayjar16@englandmail.com or via mobile: 07876 013 590. Or simply visit our Facebook page and leave us a message: https://www.facebook.com/Coventry-Comhaltas-1477709362240935/

Please join us for a great night of music, dance and craic!

We’ll see you there!!!

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