Busy Halloween in Youghal

13 October 2008, 9:10 AM GMT

Busy Halloween in Youghal

We are looking forward to a busy weekend of activities in Youghal this Halloween as we hold our AGM, welcome visitors from our sister branch Craobh Amergin the Gael and the Cúlra group from Britain.

The annual general meeting of Craobh Eochaille Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann will take place on Thursday 23rd October at 8.30pm at Brú na Sí Cultural Centre. The Youghal branch is recognised as one of the strongest in the world and the senior performing group Ceolta Sí has made a number of international trips including two recent trips to China. At the core of the branch is the education of young musicians and dancers from east Cork and west Waterford.

It promises to be a busy weekend for the branch as they welcome a visiting group from their sister branch, Amergin the Gael in Wales. Ceolta Sí previously visited Cardiff where they received great hospitality. There will be a number of sessions and workshops over the weekend. The group will arrive on Friday 24th and we will have an informal welcome session at Brú na Sí led by our under fifteen group Lár na Cruinne. On Saturday there will be music workshops with Daithí Kearney and guest teacher Jimmy Morrison. A special set dance workshop will take place on Saturday afternoon with John Creed followed by a session on Saturday night at The Red Store with members of Ceolta Sí and Amergin the Gael.

On Sunday 26th October there will be a special concert at The Mall Arts Centre featuring various groups from Youghal Comhaltas, Amergin the Gael and another visiting group from Britain, Cúlra.

Cúlra is an initiative within Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in Britain. It takes the form of a standard annual programme of active experiential learning in Irish culture and history for members of the organisation, especially young members, who have no other access to the background of the musical heritage they have received. While in Ireland the group will attend an tOireachtas in Cork city and have included a visit to the Youghal branch in their schedule.

For further details on Craobh Eochaille CCÉ, please visit our website www.ceoltasi.ie or contact Micheal 087 793 4504.

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