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)
Leah Murphy from Laught had some weekend at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Drogheda. Firstly on Saturday she was part of the mighty Crossfield Ceili Band that won first place in the U18 Céili Band competition (Marie O’Neill, Anna Buckley, Darragh Twomey, Aubane, were also members of the band). Then on to Sunday, and with three solo competitions to play in, she got placed in all three!! 2nd place in Fiddle Slow Airs, 2nd place in English Singing, and 3rd place in Rogha Ghléas. Mighty going , we’re delighted and so proud 🎶 🎻 👍 😀 😀
Again Congratulations to James Linehan, second in the under 18 Bodhrán (who we mentioned on Saturday), and to all the others who competed in Sligo: Liam Ó Cróinín (Sean Nós Singing in Irish, 15-18); Mairéad Ní Mhuíneacháin (Songs in English, 12-15); Conchubhar Ó Linneacháin (Accompaniment, over 18); Tadhg Ó Súilleabháin (Trios, over 18); (there may be m ore we’re not aware of) … it’s quite an achievement to even get there in the first place ! Full Results are on the Fleadh website: fleadhcheoil.ie/results
Also a belated congratulations to Siobhain Buckley to of Rathcoole on coming first in the Irish Harp Slow Airs Over-18 All-Ireland competition. She was competing with Freemount Comhaltas.
(updated 1st Sept) Congratulations also to Daniel O’ Callaghan (Rathcoole) and Darren Kiely (Millstreet) members of the Crossfields Céilí Band Freemount who won the U18 title at Fleadh Ceoil na hÉireann in Sligo .(below)
Young musicians enjoying the Monday night music group run by Millstreet Comhaltas. It’s on from 7pm to 8pm at the Parish Center. All young musicians welcome.
Contact Clare O’ Leary on (086)8303015.(photos thanks to Michelle O’Keeffe)