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)
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.
The Millstreet Comhaltas Concert which takes place in the Green Glens on Saturday evening. Millstreet Community Choir are the special guests.
Free admission and everyone welcome. Music Seisiún to follow – with teas, sandwiches and full bar.
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.
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!!
Congratulations to Millstreet Set Dancers who qualified for the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil this weekend at the Munster Fleadh in Listowel. L-R Aoibhinn Linehan, Gemma O’Regan, Abby Ring, Hannah Keane, Katie Healy, Niamh Tarrant, Leah Saunders, Hannah O’ Regan, Orla Twomey
There was a load of talent last Sunday at the Millstreet Féile Cheoil in the Community School, in what was a very enjoyable day. Well don to all that took part in this day of traditional music and dance. Photos thanks to Michelle, and there’s many more photos below, and more still on the Millstreet Comhaltas Branch page
Millstreet Comhaltas Branch are trying to build up an new instrument bank. This is a great way for children to try new instruments without initially having to commit to the cost of a new one.
If you have any old instruments you are finished with and would like to donate, we would be most grateful whatever the condition. If you could drop into our weekly session on a Monday in the Parish Center from 7-8 pm. The instruments will then be available to rent to our comhaltas members to try out.
Also, well done to to the Millstreet Scór na nÓg musicians and dancers who had great success today in Boherbue. They got through on the Instrumental Solo, Instrumental Group and the Quiz. looking forward to the next outing with these talented local children. Congratulations to all competitors.