Welcome

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.

Virtual Session Videos

Our end of year virtual sessions were a tremendous success, with around 50 different musicians of all ages and abilities taking part across the three sessions. Videos of the performances are available below.

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May 2020 Virtual Session

Our final sessions of the season would have been held in The Elk on Thursday, 7th May. They won’t, obviously, be going ahead now due to the restrictions in place, but we were hoping to post a set of tunes from each of our sessions on the night by asking everyone who might have been …

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Coronavirus Statement

Due to the measures announced by the Irish Government on 12th March regarding the coronavirus crisis, Comhaltas at national level have issued a directive aimed at protecting the welfare of its members, supporters and the wider community. It applies to all branches, north and south of the border, and necessitates the suspension of our Saturday …

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Ballymena Festival 2020

Congratulations to all our competitors at Ballymena Festival on 22nd February. We had almost 30 youngsters take part and, as well as having several prizewinners in solo competitions, our groups won both the Primary School Age and Secondary School Age group competitions against some very stiff opposition. Both groups played fantastically well on the day …

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