Ireland’s National Music Day – Tomorrow-Thursday June 21st- Celebrate with Comhaltas – Free trad music events!

                                  

Tomorrow – Thursday 21 June is Ireland’s National Music Day!  Celebrate with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. Two free gigs will take place in Mullingar  –  open Air Seisiún in the Market Sq., 2 – 3.30pm with Mullingar CCÉ branch and  in Áras an Mhuilinn located at the bottom of Mount St. at 8.30pm a Seisiún Group Showcase will take place.  Plenty more happening around the Midlands – see details below

Co. Westmeath

Mullingar is the home-town of Comhalts Ceoltóirí Éireann – it was here that CCÉ was founded in 1951. Musicians representing the local branch of CCÉ including the legendary mouh-organ player Noel Battle, leading banjo player John Byrne and fiddler Paul Taffe. box-player Aodán Ó Muineachán and others will lead the session in the Market Square they will be joined other local musicians!

Venue:Market Sq, Mullingar

Location:Market Sq., (beside Joe Dolan statue) in the centre of Mullingar town, Co. Westmeath

Time:14:00 – 15:30

Tickets:free

Organiser:Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

Contact:Margaret Ryan

Telephone:0868168059

Website:http://www.comhaltas.ie

Traditional Music, Singing & Dancing – 
Seisiún Group Showcase 8.30pm followed by lively seisiún in the Bar 9.30pm. Ceol agus Craic – Bígí Linn!

Venue:Áras an Mhuilinn

Location:Jail Hill, Mount St., Mullingar Co. Westmeath

Time:20:30 – 23:00

Tickets:free

Organiser:Enda Seery

Contact:Enda Seery

Telephone:044 9330644

Email:eolas@rasanmhuilinn.ie

Website:http://www.arasanmhuilinn.ie

 Love:live Music CCÉ Events around the Midlands

Co. Longford

Venue: CCÉ John Dungan, Granard

Location:Ardagh, Co. Longford

Time:18:00 – TBC:00

Organiser:Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

Contact:Helen Reilly

Telephone:0879813012

Email:helrei58@gmail.com

Website:http://www.comhaltas.ie

 

 CCÉ Joe
Callaghan, Edgeworthstown

Location:Ardagh, Co. Longford

Time:18:00 – 21:00

Organiser:Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

Contact:Patricia Masterson

Telephone:0872970731

Telephone:0872970731

Email:pmasterson@longfordvec.ie

Website:http://www.comhaltas.ie

Venue:CCÉ Longford

Location:Ardagh, Co. Longford

Time:18:00 – 21:00

Organiser:Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

Contact:Martin Murphy

Telephone:0878119444

Email:mmurphtaxi@gmail.com

Website:http://www.comhaltas.ie

Musical Ardagh! An all day event for all ages, all genres of music and all levels skill

Venue: Ardagh Heritage & Creativity Centre

Location:Ardagh Co. Longford

Time:TBC

Tickets:free

Organiser:Ardagh Music Room

Contact:Joanna Pearman

Telephone:086 237 2616

Email:jo.pearman@gmail.com

Website:http://www.ardaghmusicroom.com

Co. Laois

Music Day SessionTbc

Venue:Market  Square, Stradbally

Time:14:00 – 15:30

Tickets:free

Organiser:Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

Contact:Michael Connauhton

Telephone:0879933162

Email:Ratheneskacce@gmail.com

Website:http://www.comhaltas.ie

A Comhaltas Seisiun show provides an opportunity for all to experience and be entertained by the vibrancy of our Irish CulturalTraditions. Seisiun is a show of Irish traditional music, song, dance and stroytelling followed by an informal session where audience participation is encouraged.

Venue:EmoGardens, Portarlington

Time:15:00 – 17:00

Tickets:free

Organiser:Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

Contact:Shirley Conway

Telephone:0578623799

Email:shir.conway@gmail.com

Website:http://www.comhaltas.ie

 

Comhaltas in Portlaoise brings together a variety of adult musicians, all of whom have a variety of musical experience- to perform at this central Portlaoise venue. An ideal opportunity for those who used to play or want to play to experience some traditional  entertainment but perhaps wet ones appetitie to take up an instrument.

Venue:Main  Street, Portlaoise

Time:19:00 – 21:30

Tickets:free

Organiser:Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

Contact:PJPhelan

Telephone:0872345010

Email:phelans@gaelic.ie

Website:http://www.comhaltas.ie

 

Venue:Poets Cottage (Camross Hall if raining)

Time:19:00 – 21:00

Organiser:Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

Contact:Laura Lowry

Telephone:lauralowry4@gmail.com

Email:0876974182

Website:http://www.comhaltas.ie

Co. Offaly

Venue:Tullybeg House Golf Club

Location:Tullamore Co. Offaly

Time:19:00 – 20:30

Tickets:free

Organiser:Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

Contact:Deirdre Byrne

Telephone:0860886648

Email:deebyrne201@hotmail.com

Website:http://www.comhaltas.ie

 

Eden Chorale and Edenderry Comhaltas come together to give
audiences in Edenderry an event not to be missed

Venue:Edenderry Library

Location:JKL Street, Edenderry

Time:19:00 – 20:00

Tickets:free

Organiser:Edenderry Library

Contact:Miriam Williams

Telephone:046 97 31028

Email:edenlibrary@offalycoco.ie

Website:http://www.offaly.ie

 

Venue:Boora Parklands, Offaly (formerly BNM bog)

Time:19:00 – 21:30

Organiser:Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

Contact:Tony Monaghan

Telephone:0872305383

Email:tonym2304@gmail.com

Website:http://www.comhaltas.ie

 

2Hour + session of Traditional music in Killeens lounge on 21st June at 8 to 10 pm

Venue:Killeen‘s Village Bar

Location:Rhode
Village, Co Offaly

Time:20:00 – 22:00

Tickets:free

Organiser:Rhode Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann

Contact:Pat Rogers

Telephone:0469737164

Email:prog991@gmail.com

Website:http://comhaltas.ie

 

 An outdoor informal session where all traditional enthusaists are welcome in the sqaure of historic Birr town- an opportunity to listen, play and join in.

Venue:Main  Street, Birr

Time:20:00 – 22:00

Tickets:free

Organiser:Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

Contact:Donal Morrissey

Telephone:0879347968

Email:doniemorrissey@gmail.com

Website:http://www.comhaltas.ie

Venue:Killeens Lounge,RhodeVillage

Time:20:00 – 21:30

Tickets:free

Organiser:Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

Contact:Pat Rogers

Telephone:0863323086

Email:prog991@gmail.com

Website:http://www.comhaltas.ie

 

Friday 29th June Céilí with Brian Ború Céilí Band, Áras an Mhuilinn, 9.30pm €10 includes refreshments 

 News from Dun Na Si Moate Phone 090 6481784 www.dunnasi.ie

 Dates for your Diary:

 

  • 17th, 18th and 19th July 2012 – Irish Language Summer Camp, 10am ‘til 2pm each day,  for Boys & Girls aged 8 yrs and older. 30Euro per child. To book your place please ring 086 3819544 
  • Friday 6th July 2012 – Set Ceili in Dun Na Si, 9pm – 12am, music by Brian Boru, Adm 10Euro

RhonaRogers

 Riarthóir/Administrator

Áras an
Mhuilinn,

MidlandsRegional CCÉ Centre

MountSt., Mullingar Co. Westmeath

 044 9330644

eolas@arasanmhuilinn.ie

 www.arasanmhuilinn.ie

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