Upcoming Events at Áras an Mhuilinn – Classes, Concerts and Workshop

Weekly Activities and Special Events at Áras an Mhuilinn,

Midlands Regional Comhaltas
Centre, Autumn 2012

044 9330644   eolas@arasanmhuilinn.ie        www.arasanmhuilinn.ie

Fáilte roimh Cách – Everybody Welcome

Set Dancing Resumes
Mon. 3 Sept.
Monday  Dé Luan 8.30pm –10.30pm Beginners always welcome
Sean Nós
Resumes Tues. 25 Sept.
Tuesday Dé Máirt 7.30pm –8.30pm Traditional, Solo Dancing
 “Cúpla Focail” Resumes
Wed. 5 Sept.
Wednesday Dé Céadaoin 11am  – 12.30 pm Informal Chat with Cupán Tae included!
Gaeilge don
Wed. 5 Sept.
Wednesday Dé Céadaoin 7 pm  – 8 pm Daltaí Ardtéist/ Leaving Cert. Students
Music Classes
Enrollment Evening Thurs.
6 Sept. 6 – 8 pm and classes start on Thurs. 13 Sept
Thursday Dé Déardaoin  5pm  – 9 pmVariety of classes: Fiddle, flute, whistle, banjo, mandolin, Bodhrán
and accordions!
Organised  by Mullingar Comhaltas  Ceoltóirí Éireann  Branch

Imeachtaí Speisialta / Special Events

  • Seisiún Show, Friday 21 September  – Culture Night 8.30pm. Free.

 Céilí with “Carousel”, Saturday 29thSeptember, 9.30pm – 12.30am €10 includes refreshments

 Concert, Friday 12thOctober with Martin Connolly (Accordion),

Eileen O’Brien (Fiddle) and Deirdre Mc Sherry (Flute & Keyboard)

Presented by Mullingar CCÉ Branch 

Performances in the Midlands Region –

Backstage Theatre Longford
Monday 15th October 8 pm €10 Fón 086 8119444 / 043 3347888  info@backstage.ie

Oriel Cultural  Centre,  Dundalk Tuesday 16th October 9pm €10 Fón 042 932 8887 eolas@orielcentre.ie
Coláiste na Sionnaine,  Banagher Thursday 25th October  8pm €10 Fón 086 2582186
Saturday 20th October in Áras an Mhuilinn – Set Dancing Workshop with
Seamus O Méaolóid and Céili with Brian Ború 2012 Bliain na Gaeilge
Martin Connolly is  highly regarded as an accordion maker, musician and accordion teacher. 
A native  of Killaloe, Co. Clare, he now resides in Ennis, Co. Clare. Martin grew up in a  house
 where music was a major part of everyday life. Martin has  traveled extensively in Europe,
Canada and the USA performing and teaching. In  1995 he had the honour of representing
Ireland at the Carrefour Mondial de  L’Accordéon, World Accordion Festival in Quebec,
Canada. Martins talents were not confined  to performing and teaching. From an early age
 he took an interest in the  mechanics of the accordion. He set up his own tuning and repair
 business after  learning most of the skills from Nils Nielson who was regarded by many as
 being  “the only one to tune a box”.   After returning from Quebec in 1995 Martin began 
 designing and making his first accordion which was completed in March 1996.
 Today these handmade accordions are many musicians first choice and their
 popularity are increasing worldwide.Martin has made two recordings over the years and has
 produced a CD for his son Damien


Eileen O’ Brien
Eileen’s late mother was a member of the Seery family from Milltown, Rathconrath, Mullingar. Her mother Eileen
Seery was a noted singer in her day. Eileen’s uncle, Sean Seery(piper) and grandfather Jim Seery
(fiddle player)
were both founder members of Comhaltas  Ceoltoiri Eireann. Eileen is an All-Ireland champion in both senior fiddle
 and  senior fiddle slow airs. She is also a composer and some of her compositions  have been recorded by the artists
 John Carty and The Kane  Sisters. Eileen has recorded three albums to date “Newtown Bridge” 1999, “The Fidler’s
 Choice” 2005 and her new album “Aon le hAon” 2012 She has produced two books of music “The compositions of Paddy
O’Brien” 1999 and “The Definite Collection of the Music of Paddy O’Brien”  2009 Both with J.D.C Publications Eileen has
 performed in many  countries, U.S.A Europe, China, Russia, Australia and New Zealand. She is a  highly respected teacher
and has influenced many aspiring fiddle players. At  present Eileen is a tutor at the I.W.A.M.D at the University of Limerick where
she teaches students undertaking both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.  She has performed with many great
names over the years like Bobby Gardiner, Joe  Burke, Ann Conroy- Burke, Martin Connolly,Jimmy McGreevy, Deirdre McSherry, 
 Martin & Seamus Connolly, Mary & Andrew McNamara, Geraldine & Eamon  Cotter, Catherine McEvoy and many more.
Deirdre McSherry is from outside Nenagh, Co.  Tipperary, and has been playing music with Eileen O’Brien for many years. She is
highly regarded in traditional music circles for her piano accompaniment, and is  also a noted flute player. She plays the Boehm
system of flute, which allows her  to match Eileen note for note. Her piano accompaniment is light and lively, and  adds an extra
 sparkle to any melody instrument she accompanies. 
Macalla na hÉireann – Echoes of Erin  Comhaltas Tour of Ireland 2012
Reminder re Weekly Classes at Áras an Mhuilinn – see details attached
Set Dancing, Sean Nós Dancing, Irish Music, Irish Language  Classes.
* New – Beginners Set Dancing Classes start on Mon 8th October at 7.30pm  – 8.30pm
*Weekly French Classes resume on Tuesday 2nd October 11am – 12 noon and Thursday 4th October 11am  – 12 noon
Just-French for Kids starts on Wed 7th November 4.30 – 5.30pm.
Culture Night Friday 21st September Seisiún Show in Áras an Mhuilinn at 8.30pm  – Free

Details of more CCÉ events

Céili with Carousel in Áras an Mhuilinn Friday 29th September at 9.30pm €10 includes refreshments
Upcoming CCÉ Concerts and Set Dance Workshop this October
Friday 5th October Frank Gavigan CCÉ Branch present Annual Memorial Concert in Milltown
Community Centre Co Westmeath
Special Guests: Darren Breslin, Colin Nea, Seamus Tansey, Fergus Bogue, Roanan and Kian Sweeney and a
 host of other artists, Compere Martin Donohue
Doors Open 7pm Concert Commences at 8pm sharp  Admission €15. Enquiries 044 93355276 OR  086 2596530
Friday  12th October Mullingar CCÉ Branch presents:
 Martin Connolly (Accordion), Eileen O’Brien (Fiddle) and Deirdre Mc Sherry(Flute & Keyboard)
 Concert at 8.30pm in Áras an Mhuilinn, Mount St Mullingar  044 9330644  eolas@arasanmhuilinn.ie


  le gach ghuí

Rhona Rogers


Áras an Mhuilinn,

Regional CCÉ Centre

Mount St., Mullingar

 Co. Westmeath

044 9330644



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