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.

Antrim Fleadh 2023

Well done to all our members who took part in Fleadh Cheoil Chontae Aontroim in Cushendall a couple of weeks ago, especially Siobhan Magee who was winner of the 15-18 concertina competition. Siobhan was also a member of the winning Ceoltoiri Crosskeys 15-18 Grupa Ceoil along with Roise McCloy, Caitriona Lagan and Annie Diamond. Congratulations …

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Derry Fleadh 2023

County Derry Fleadh 2023 will be held in Dungiven from 5th – 11th June. All competitions will take place on Saturday, 10th June, in Gaelcholáiste Dhoire. Entries for the competitions are now open, with the deadline for all entries the 28th April. Any Newbridge CCE branch members wishing to compete should send their entries in …

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The Big Trad Breakfast Returns

We’re happy to announce the return of our St. Patrick’s Day Big Trad Breakfast which is being held this year in The Old Thatch Inn, Castledawson. Music and food throughout the morning so bring an instrument if you fancy a tune – last plate served at 12:00pm sharp.

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