Cavan Town Comhaltas AGM

18 October 2009
2:00 PM
Backyard Arts Centre
Cavan Comhaltas
Martin Donohoe
00353 862342270
Cavan Town Comhaltas AGM

The Cavan Town Branch of Comhaltas hold their annual general meeting on Sunday 18th October 2009, 3pm -4pm at the Backyard Arts Centre Moynehall, Cavan.

This meeting is very important, and therefore are urging its members and those outside of Comhaltas to help and support us in keeping the branch alive with even more new members and also help in its work of hosting the All Ireland Fleadh 2010.

Officers of the Cavan Town Branch will be at the Backyard Arts Centre and hold a youth /Adults session to go along with AGM.

Tea and Biscuits for all.

Help keep the Comhaltas alive! We need your support!

Membership Fees are now due.

Fees as follows:

Family: €20.00 Senior: €12.00 Junior: € 6.00 Info from Chairman Martin Donohoe 086 2342270

Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Éireann (pronounced coal-tis kyol-tory air-in), an international organization dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of Irish music, dance, language, song and culture. Loosely translated, it means “gathering of Irish musicians.”

Craobh Cavan Town is one of the most active in the Ulster region. We host or sponsor activities year-round:

Backyard arts centre Moynehall offers Sean nós and set dancing every Wednesday of each month, with Marian Crowe. Info from Terry 08615911354

CONCERTS. We also showcase some of the many talented up-and-coming musicians of the next generation. These events are fundraisers for the Branch and are held in Crowe’s Corner, Bent Elbow, Farnham Arms Hotel, Widows Bar and Smith & Wilson. Passing on the tradition of Irish culture is what we do. If you’re interested in learning about Irish traditional music or just want to validate the skills you have already honed, we probably have a programme that you would enjoy. These sessions are open to all young and not so young musicians who can play an instrument but not at a very fast pace. Great way to learn new session tunes and make new friends

Of course, like every other form of learning, as a student you will experience the benefits of a class or summer school programme in direct proportion to the work that you put into it. None of us are immune from the need for practice, more practice, and then even more practice! It’s worth it, though. The Irish tradition can be incredibly rewarding to join; there are very few pastimes that will offer such a lifetime of pleasure. Membership in Craobh Cavan Town has many perks, including:

Discounts at all Cavan CCE Events

Free access to Comhaltas. Ie, including ComhaltasLive, sheet music and much more

Yearly Subscription to Treoir, a publication of articles and photos from CCÉ events around the world

Discounts at CCÉ events world-wide

Supporting the cultural heritage of Ireland!

Comhaltas worldwide Martin Donohoe

Golf Links Rd Cavan Town Co Cavan Ireland

Mobile: 00353 862342270

Nyah Festival info website


Martin Donohoe presents, “The Wind that Blows” Show every Friday Night on Shannonside Northern Sound Radio

A one hour weekly Irish traditional/folk radio show 9.00pm to 10pm The show is a gathering place for all things “folk”- artist info, resources like the folk festival listings, and most especially good music and song and lots of it. .The radio show is on the web for family and friends overseas -

The show is part of the Nyah Co Cavan arts group work in keeping music live and giving access for all to the culture If you have a CD you wish to have played or if you want to promote your tour/Gigs, share news etc.

Cavan Town to Host All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil 2010 Although Cavan has not hosted an All Ireland Fleadh in recent times, it was one of the first venues to stage the big event. In 1954, Cavan hosted the fourth Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann during the formative years of the Comhaltas movement.The Fleadh which is now an 8 day event will officially open on Sunday August 15 until Sunday August 22 incorporating the Scoil Éigse (the Comhaltas Summer school) running for the full week before the event and Seachtain na hÉigse. The Fleadh will include competitions, events and concerts such as the awarding of the Fleadh Ard Olamh, the overseas concert and the excitement of the All Ireland Senior Ceili Band competition. Speaking after the announcement, the County Arts Officer, Catriona O’Reilly said the Fleadh will greatly enrich the cultural life of the entire region. County Manager Jack Keyes added that the event will be a unique opportunity for Cavan to showcase its talents as well as bringing a welcome boost to the local economy during these difficult times. According to one of the Fleadh organisers, renowned Cavan musician Martin Donohoe, the All-Ireland Fleadh is Ireland’s largest festival of music, song and dance and 2010 in Cavan promises to attract over 200,000 visitors and 11,000 musicians from all over the world. The fleadh competitions alone attracting over 4,000 competitors annually from all over Ireland, Britain, Europe, USA and as far away as the Tokyo branch. The All Ireland Fleadh which plays host to hundreds of sessions will confirm Cavan’s place at the heart of Ireland’s living tradition.

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