Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann was formed in 1951 with the aim of promoting traditional Irish music and culture around the world.

The Newbridge branch of Comhaltas has been operating successfully in the area since 1977. Through the combined efforts of the working committee, members and attendees, Newbridge CCE has, over the years, hosted many events. Examples include two county fleadhs, monthly music sessions, singing sessions, ceilis, workshops and various traditional music/singing and Irish language classes.
We are currently running classes in tin whistle, banjo/mandolin, fiddle and concertina. In addition, between October and May, sessions are held on the first Thursday of each month.

May 2019 Update

  Congratulations and well done to all our members who have been taking part in competitions over the past few weekends. At the Antrim Fleadh in Dunloy on 11/12 May we had several prizewinners including Brian Magee who won the 12-15 accordion and his sisters Siobhan and Roisin who came second in U-12 concertina and …

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Ceili House 2019

A couple of our younger members had the privilege of taking part in RTE Radio’s Ceili House programme recently. The recording took place on 23rd March in St. Brigid’s School in Derry and was aired on Saturday, 27th April. Caitriona Lagan was asked to play in the ‘House Band’, while Caoimhe O’Kane was invited to …

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