April 2014 Events

Our monthly session for April will be held in The Elk tomorrow evening at the usual times of 7:30pm (junior) and 9:00pm (senior). We also now intend to have a session next month as well, on Thursday, 1st May.

The last day of classes before the long summer break will be Saturday, 12th April. Thanks to everybody who attended this year and to those who helped out with the smooth running of the classes. Thanks also to Danny Quinn and everyone at Anahorish Primary School for their ongoing support in facilitating our classes.

The Derry Fleadh will be held in The Loup/Ballyronan from 23rd-27th April, with the competitions taking place in The Loup Primary School on Saturday, 26th April. There will be a concert on Thursday, 24th April, in Ballyronan which we’ve been invited to play at. Practices are at 10:00am on Saturday mornings (before the classes) in Anahorish for anyone who wants to take part.

Derry Fleadh 2014

This year’s Derry Fleadh will be held in The Loup and Ballyronan between 23rd and 27th April. See loup-cce.com for more details.

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Traditional Breakfast

There will be no classes this week. Instead, we’re having a Traditional Fry morning in The Elk restaurant from 9:00-12:00 on Saturday. Tickets cost £5 for adults (children pay £3 at the door) and any musicians attending are invited to bring their instruments along as we may have a session in the front bar.fry

Ballymena Festival 2014

Well done to all our primary school age competitors who took part in the Traditional Music section of the Ballymena Festival this morning. Our group won the group competition for the fourth year in succession while we had individual winners in Padraig Mullan (tin whistle) and Caitriona Lagan (banjo/mandolin). Padraig also came third in the miscellaneous instrument section playing the low whistle. See the Photo Gallery for more pictures.


Newbridge CCE Primary School Age Group

Newbridge CCE Primary School Age Group – Ballymena Festival Winners 2014

February Session

It’s monthly session time again – tomorrow night in The Elk at the usual times of 7:30pm (junior) and 9:00pm (senior).
Many thanks to all those who came along to our table quiz last Friday night and raised around £350 in much needed funds for the branch.
A date for your diaries – this year’s Derry fleadh will be held in The Loup/Ballyronan on 25th-27th April.

Table Quiz

We’re holding a fundraising table quiz in The Elk this Friday night, 31st January. Admission is £5 per person and the quiz starts at 9:00pm. Everybody is welcome and food will be served during a half-time break.

Visit from Glengormley School of Traditional Music

The session this Sunday will now begin at 2:00pm. It will be held in the upstairs function room at The Elk and we’ll be joined by pupils and tutors from the Glengormley School of Traditional Music. Musicians of all ages and abilities are welcome to come along and participate.

January 2014

Happy New Year! Our Christmas/New Year session will be held in The Elk this Thursday night, 2nd January, at the usual times of 7:30pm (junior) and 9:00pm (senior). Both sessions will be in the upstairs function room.

Next Saturday, 11th January, classes resume in Anahorish Primary School for another 12-week term. Registration is from 10:00am and classes in concertina, banjo/mandolin and intermediate tin whistle begin at 10:30am. Beginner tin whistle and fiddle (all abilities) classes will be at 11:00am. Fees for the term remain unchanged at £40 for the first family member and £20 for subsequent family members.

Also in January, and following our recent trip to the Ceolan School of Music and Craobh Seamus McGoilla Bhride Comhaltas Branch in Culdaff, Co. Donegal, we hope to host a session with visiting musicians from the Glengormley School of Traditional Music in The Elk on Sunday, 12th January, at 3:00pm.

December Session

Our final monthly session of 2013 will be held in The Elk this Thursday night, 5th December. Junior session begins at 7:30pm and senior at 9:00pm.

November Session

Our monthly traditional music and singing session for November will be held in The Elk (restaurant) tomorrow night at 9:00pm – junior session from 7:30pm. Everybody welcome.