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.

Derry and Antrim Fleadhanna 2024

Well done to all our members who took part in the Antrim Fleadh in Portglenone and the Derry Fleadh in Derry City last weekend. Congratulations to all those who competed at both events, where we had a number of winners and qualifiers for the Ulster Fleadh in both solo and group competitions. At the Antrim …

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Ballymena Festival 2024

Congratulations to Siobhan Magee and Annie Diamond on their successes at Ballymena Festival last weekend. Siobhan achieved first place in both the O-16 Miscellaneous Instrument and O-16 Slow Air Open competitions while Annie was placed first in the 12-15 Slow Air Open competition and second in the 12-15 Tin Whistle. Annie was also awarded the …

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AGM 2023

Our AGM takes place tomorrow evening, 17th October, in Newbridge GAC hall at 8:30pm. We would encourage as many members as possible to attend as this is an important forum for discussing branch development, activities and plans for the coming year. New members are also welcome, especially parents of children attending our classes who would …

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Resumption of Monthly Sessions

We’re pleased to announce the return of our monthly music session.In a break with tradition, we will be moving to the first FRIDAY of each month, starting on Friday 6th October. We’re also combining our slow adult and junior sessions into a slow session for all, starting at 7:30pm. The senior session will then begin …

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