Well done to all who participated in the recent Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. Congratulations to Eddie Kiely who won the O18 guitar accompaniment in Drogheda with Tadhg O’Sullivan Millstreet. Congratulations to Katie O’Sullivan Cullen U15 English Singing, and also to Diarmuid Cronin Rathcoole U18 Storytelling.
The CD celebrating 40 years of Millstreet Comhaltas 2019 for sale in Coleman’s, Wordsworth, Munster Fire and Safety, O’Leary Butchers and Herlihy’s Centra featuring local participants. All proceeds to Millstreet Comhaltas children learning traditional music. Enrol next month, learn to play an instrument, win new friends and join in the craic.
Congratulations to Siobhán Ní Chróinín who won the Corn Stiofáin Uí hEalaoire for Scéalaíocht. for Scéalíocht (15-18) in Drogheda last Sunday at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019 in Drogheda.
Also, congratulations to Darragh Twomey, Leah Murphy, Marie O’Neill, and Anna Buckley, who also won at the Fleach Cheoil, in the Ceili Band Competition (15-18) as part of the Crossfields Ceili Band.
All that on top of the Under 12 Set which finished second during the week, and Muireann O’Connor of Cullen won the Flute Slow Air Competition (U12) and the Crossfield Ceili Band Under 12s also won the Ceili Band Competition.
Congratulations to all from Millstreet Comhaltas that took part in the Munster Fleadh this weekend. Here are those that came away with medals and qualified for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Drogheda in August:
- RINCE SEIT, MNÁ / FULL SET, LADIES FAOI 12: 2nd. Sráid an Mhuilinn Team R Caledonian Set, Sráid an Mhuilinn, Corcaigh [f] (pictured below)
- AMHRÁNAÍOCHT AR AN SEAN NÓS (MNÁ) / IRISH SINGING (LADIES) 15-18: 2nd. Siobhán Ní Chróinín, Sráid an Mhuilinn, Corcaigh [f]
- ENGLISH SINGING (LADIES) / AMHRÁIN BHÉARLA (MNÁ) 15-18: 2nd. Máiréad Ní Mhúineacháin, Sráid an Mhuilinn, Corcaigh [f]
- SCÉALAÍOCHT 15-18: 1st. Siobhán Ní Chróinín, Sráid an Mhuilinn, Corcaigh [f]
- FOINN MHALLA, FIDIL / FIDDLE SLOW AIRS FAOI 12: 2nd. Éabha Ní Dhraighneain, Sráid an Mhuilinn, Corcaigh [f]
Millstreet Comhaltas Branch is celebrating!! We have recently launched a celebration CD. This year our branch in Millstreet is 40 years old. So, 40 past & present members along with some friends recorded a CD. This is a unique snapshot of the talent in Millstreet in 2019 – 40 years after the foundation of Comhaltas here.
We hope you will all take the opportunity to get your copy. All funds raised in the sales will go straight to the branch, to enable us to keep delivering classes and events for all our members and the community at large. Simply CLICK HERE to purchase it for only €10.
On behalf of all the young (and not so young) musicians and singers featured, THANK YOU very much.
CD Launch and Social Night to Celebrate 40 Years of Millstreet Comhaltas Branch
Millstreet Comhaltas Branch is 40 years old this year and, to celebrate, we’re having a social night in The Wallis Arms Hotel on Saturday 25th May. This promises to be a great night of music, song, dance and chat – and we would be delighted to welcome anyone who would like to celebrate with us.
We will be launching a special celebration CD on the night. The CD includes recordings of present and past members of Millstreet Comhaltas. Gather in the hotel from 7:30 with the formal part of the evening starting at 8:00 in the function room. Food will be either a BBQ or Buffet depending on the weather.
Tickets for the launch and celebration will be on sale on Monday 13th May in the Parish Centre from 7:00 to 8:00pm and those interested are advised to come along to make sure of a place.
If you can’t make the ticket sales, please email <email@example.com> to book your place. [read more …] “Celebrating 40 Years of Millstreet Comhaltas Branch”
Over the Christmas, some of the members of the Millstreet Comhaltas Branch visited Millstreet Hospital. Below is a short clip of what happened:
This weekend sees the return visit as part of an exchange programme between Millstreet Comhaltas Branch and Killeigh Comhaltas branch. In February, members of Millstreet travelled to Killeigh in Co. Offaly where they were hosted by families and engaged in activities arranged. Nineteen members of the Killeigh Branch are travelling to Millstreet today (Friday 2nd). They will be put up by families here, and there are a few events over the weekend where you can catch them:
Seisiún at Wallis Arms Hotel – Friday 2nd November from 9pm
Tradtional music at 6:30pm Mass – Saturday 3rd November
Seisiún in Corkery’s Bar – Saturday 3rd November from 9pm (ish)
Great music from the streets of Ennis, on Sunday at the Fleadh 2017. Elle Marie O’Dwyer was joined by Conor Linehan & Claire O’Loughlin for “My Hearts Tonight in Ireland”. Suil Eile! #TG4 
All roads lead to Switch on Culture Night in Cullen Hall on Friday 22nd Sep. at 8p.m. Celebrate the 2017 All-Ireland and World prizes won by the Cullen Pipe Band at the All Ireland and World Piping Championships, and the outstanding achievements of the local 2017 All-Ireland winners at the Comhaltas Fleadh Cheoil. The night will include some lovely local performances, a display of the prizes plus a sample of the All-Ireland winning performances from the following:
– Cullen Pipe Band
– Diarmuid Cronin, English Story Telling Age 12-15
– Katie O’Sullivan, English Singing Age U12 supported by her mentor Elle
Marie O’ Dwyer
– Rena Lynch, English Story Telling Age O18
– Cian Broderick, Rince ar an Sean-Nós Age 12 to 15
– Crossfields Céilí Band Age 12 to 15, Crossfields Céilí Band Age 15 to 18 and winning for the third consecutive year in a row, the Seandrum Céilí Band Over 18. These three separate céilí bands under the musical genius of their mentor Alan Finn, won in their various age groups. There will also be a performance by some of the outstanding musicians involved.
Congratulations to Caít Ní Shúilleabháin Millstreet Comhaltas who won 1st in English singing at the All Ireland Fleadh last weekend pictured with her teacher Elle Marie O’Dwyer.
VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY REQUIRED
As we are a community organisation, we rely on your help to run these events. We fully appreciate all our volunteers and the more people who come on board, the less we all have to do. This year we are looking for more competition clerks to come on board – your job would be to help the judge with the smooth running of the competition. Or, you may want to stay out of the limelight – that’s OK too. You can help with venue set up and tidy up after, cleaning trophies or with our catering team. [read more …] “Millstreet Féile Cheoil 2017”
Congratulations to Millstreet Set Dancers who won Silver in the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil 2016 in Ennis (Rince Seit (Mná) / Full Set (Ladies) 12-15). A fantastic achievement!! Well done girls!
Back row – Niamh Tarrant, Katie Healy, Leah Saunders, Hannah Keane, Hannah O’ Regan. Front row – Orla Twomey, Gemma O’ Regan, Abby Ring.
Also a special mention to Katie O’ Sullivan, of Millstreet Comhaltas (U12 Irish Sean nÓs Singing) who won the Bronze Medal. [full results] [read more …] “Millstreet Set Dancers – Second at the Fleadh Cheoil”
Best of Luck to Millstreet Set Dancers competing in the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in the West County Hotel, Ennis this Friday!
Also, we wish all other members of the Millstreet Ceoltas Branch luck in their competitions over the weekend!
Please get behind your local teams and show them your support!!