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Welcome to Coventry Branch of Comhaltas

Céad Mile Fáilte!

Welcome to the Coventry Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

Comhaltas is in an international organisation dedicated to the promotion of traditional Irish music, dance and language. We are “A Creative Community Nurturing Irish Culture”. Our mission is to pass on our Irish musical tradition and our ancient language to a new generation.

We hold weekly classes in Irish music on Tuesday evenings; a weekly traditional Irish music session on Tuesday evenings; and weekly lessons in the Irish language on Wednesday evenings. We are based at the Hearsall inn, Craven St, Coventry, CV5 8DS.

Scroll down to see all the latest news and notices from our branch.

We look forward to welcoming you to our branch.

Echoes of Erin Concert Tour

The upcoming Echoes of Erin Concert Tour will be coming to the Midland Region on 20th February, at The District Club Braunstone Cl, Narborough Road South, Leicester LE3 2GE.

If you have never been to the Concert Tour before, it is a fantastic night’s entertainment featuring some of the very best Irish musicians and dancers from around the world at the moment. It is a great opportunity to inspire our young and learning musicians and great entertainment for music and dance enthusiasts.

More information can be found on facebook, including the full list of performers and information on their background in music and dance, and videos from their recent tour of Ireland: https://www.facebook.com/comhaltasconcerttours/

For more details on the specific date in Leicester, then you can visit this facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/758228181355348/

Tickets are:
– Adult Ticket: £10
– Family Ticket: £20 (2 Adults & 2 Children)

Tickets are available from:
– Rosaleen Duddy 07857849887
– Annie Gallagher 07878924190

Annual General Meeting & Membership 2019 – Tues 15th OCT 2019

Our Annual General Meeting will be taking place on Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 8pm in the back room of the Hearsall inn, 45 Craven St, Coventry, CV5 8DS. 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. Please take note of the new membership prices, as set by the Provincial Council:

  • Adult – £10
  • Child – £6
  • Family – £16

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. This will be received at least a week in advance of the AGM.
If you have any questions at all then please do not hesitate to contact either myself or any other member of the committee.

Michael Fitzgerald

Acting Vice Chairman

All Britain Fleadh 2019

The All Britain Fleadh 2019 will take place over the weekend of 28th-30th June 2019 in the town of Kirkby Lonsdale.

It is being supported by an Irish owned hotel in Lancaster, The Royal Kings Arms Hotel. This hotel is 15 miles outside Kirkby Lonsdale and will be running a shuttle bus service to and from the fleadh over the weekend. They are sponsoring the fleadh and offering a special rate just for anyone staying over the weekend. The hotel will currently show as fully booked if you try and search on the internet, but they have allocated rooms just for our members.

So to book you will need to contact Bob Warrior on gm@royalkingsarnshotel.co.uk

So if anyone has not booked their fleadh accommodation this may be ideal.

Further details on the Comhaltas Britain website:

https://www.comhaltas.co.uk/allbritainfleadh

Weekend timetable below click on the image for a full size view, you may need to download the images so you can zoom in to see all the detail.

Or use this link to view photos of the timetable:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/VcudRTGiFPhn1owF7

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