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AGM 2020

We will hold our AGM on Wednesday 21st October at 7.30pm. Current executive guidelines do not allow us to meet in person so we will use the online Zoom portal for the meeting. The meeting will be open to everyone – if you wish to be a part of it please send your mobile number …

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Covid-19 Update

At this time of year we would normally be preparing to resume our activities following the summer break. However, due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and the large amount of planning and implementation of mitigation measures required to run classes safely, our committee has regretfully decided that classes are to be postponed …

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More Virtual Session Videos

Our slow session and junior session groups have been learning a couple of slides recently. We’ve just completed compiling and editing the recordings and they’re now available on our YouTube channel and we’ve embedded them below. Thanks to everyone who took part.

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.

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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February 2020 Update

We had another hugely successful set of sessions on Thursday, 6th February, with large numbers of musicians at each of our junior, slow and senior sessions – a short clip from the senior session can be viewed below. Classes are taking a mid term break as our groups prepare for Ballymena Festival on 22nd February …

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December 2019 News

Our activities for 2019 were concluded on Saturday night, 14th December, when a group of about 15 of our musicians provided the music for the vigil Mass in Newbridge chapel. Earlier in the day, we had our final class of the year where we had a short session for our pupils in Anahorish Primary School …

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November 2019 Update

We had great turnouts and fantastic music at all three of our sessions on Thursday, 7th November. Pictured below are the musicians at the slow session in the Creagh Suite, while we had similar numbers attending the junior and senior sessions downstairs. Classes resume on Saturday, 9th November, in Anahorish Primary School and continue until …

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