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Macalla na hÉireann 2019 – A Huge Success!

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Meitheal is a residential summer school for the trad music fanatic. In existence since 2004, Meitheal has gone from strength to strength culminating in offering two different locations this year with a mind-blowing line-up of tutors in both venues. Students take part in an immersive, one week long course which comprises of masterclasses, arrangement workshops, …

Reminder to all candidates sitting Grades 6, 7 or 8 that your research project must be submitted to no later than 5pm on Friday, 1st March. Projects are not to be sent to Sheila or Mary O’Brien, they must go directly to the email address above and must include the project cover sheet which can be …

To recognise the success of our 12-15 group winning the All-Ireland, we commissioned special branch half-zips that were presented to the musicians at our celebration night back in October. A special thank you to Kinlay Hostel, Plunkett’s Pharmacy Croom and ON Semiconductor for their generous sponsorship. We are now offering all branch members the opportunity …

Clare Comhaltas are holding a talent competition open to all with a prize fund of a huge €1,000! Closing date for entries is 1st January 2019. Entry form can be downloaded here

The Munster finals of Ceol an Gheimhridh will take place on the 17th of February in Hazelwood College, Dromcollogher. The timetable for all the competitions on the day can be downloaded below: Munster Ceol an Gheimhridh Timetable – 2019

WANTED TALENTED FAMILIES    Could you be the next Clannad or Corrs ? If so, TG4 would like to hear from you! TG4 in conjunction with Adare Productions are back looking for Ireland’s most talented family to take part in a new series of Réalta agus Gaolta.  If you and your brother or sister, father, mother, granny has …

Congratulations to all of our branch members who competed at Ceol an Gheimhridh in Manister yesterday. Our branch was very well represented and we had plenty of success! A full copy of the results can be found here.

Registration for 2019 SCT exams is open now! Registration can be completed here – If in doubt about what level you should register for or if you want more information about the exams, please talk to Sheila at your next class

Our Annual General Meeting for 2018/2019 will take place on Thursday 25th October in the Woodlands House Hotel Adare at 20:30. We welcome all parents/guardians to attend and become involved in our branch!

We will hold our annual medal presentation and celebration night on Fri 12th October at 7.30pm in Charleville Park Hotel. All are welcome to help celebrate the achievement of all our prizewinners during the year and of course to celebrate the All-Ireland Champions, our 12-15 Grúpa Cheoil.