‘Comhaltas Tour of Ireland’ comes to West Cork in October

Posted on: 9th October, 2016

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Contributor: West Cork People

The Clonakilty branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann has announced that the annual Comhaltas Tour of Ireland will visit West Cork this October, with an impressive line-up due to perform in Rossmore Theatre on Wednesday, October 19 (8pm start). This annual tour will be held at 14 venues throughout the country, from October 9-22 and will showcase the best of traditional talent drawn from all four Provinces of Ireland.

Each year the tour assembles a variety of established artists and up-and-coming young talent. Together the group produces a fast paced and colourful show which incorporates traditional music, dance and song that appeals to both connoisseurs and new fans alike. This year, the show has a strong West Cork connection with ‘Fear-a-tí’ Dick Beamish from the Lisavaird area and Skibbereen-based Sandra Walsh both featuring. The show will begin at 8pm sharp with doors opening at 7pm. Tickets at €10 are great value and can be reserved by calling the Rossmore Theatre box office 086 448 1086 or by calling 087 7414763 / 086 3756030.

The Comhaltas Tour marks the start of a third year of activities for the Clonakilty branch of Comhaltas, which has been promoting Irish music and culture in Ireland since 1951 and now has branches all over the world. The branch have been very active since 2014 in providing the opportunity for local musicians, dancers, and singers to come together and perform at various cultural events and historical ceremonies, as well as providing classes to advance the musicianship of younger musicians. This year has been particularly busy with performances on the streets of Clonakilty for the West Cork Special Events Scheme and various commemoration ceremonies associated with the 1916 commemorations. Members of the branch also take part in the county, provincial and All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil competitions, providing a great opportunity for performers to mingle with the best as was seen in the highly successful All-Ireland Fleadh held at Ennis this year.

The branch also hosts a very popular set dancing class on a Tuesday evening at 8.30pm in the Clonakilty Hotel, as well as a number of very popular Ceilí during the year. Classes will be starting again in the coming weeks and the branch will host a Ceilí in Pike hall Lisavaird on Saturday, October 22, so get your dancing shoes on!

The branch always welcomes new members and performers so please get in contact if you are interested in performing with others or are considering learning a new instrument for you or a family member. For further details of branch activities, checkout the facebook page (Clonakilty Comhaltas) or email clon.comhaltas@gmail.com or phone 087 7414763 / 086 3756030.

Latest News Articles:

Have your say in shaping the future of Clonakilty
Dursey Island project passes first phase in Failte Ireland’s Grant Scheme
Minister Ring visits superb rural initiatives in West Cork
West Cork farms celebrated at Milk Awards
Issue of childcare a major concern for 72 per cent of female entrepreneurs
Rain, slurry deadlines and housing
Celtic Ross Hotel awarded AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence
St. Joseph’s in Clonakilty looks back on 50 years of educating young girls
‘Operation Transformation’ for Young Beef Farmers
Macra President welcomes publication of EU Young Farmer Survey

Join us on Facebook

Meet Santa and his elves, penguins and polar bears at Leapland, which returns to Leap Village on December 2. A magical experience for little ones who can visit from Mon-Fri 5pm-8pm and Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm. Call 087 7427016 for enquiries. ... See MoreSee Less

21st November, 2017  ·  

And here's our lucky winner Sandra picking up her voucher from Warren Allen this morning from the lovely model Maebh. Happy shopping Sandra! ... See MoreSee Less

21st November, 2017  ·  

Thank you to everybody who took part in our West Cork Catwalk competition. We had a massive response from all over West Cork and beyond.The winning shop with the most votes for their outfit is Warren Allen Collection!

Congratulations to voter Sandra O'Donovan from Bandon who has won a €50 voucher from the winning boutique.
... See MoreSee Less

20th November, 2017  ·  

Jump to:

Top