Tulla Comhaltas


  • Brid Hayes
  • Lisduff
  • Tulla
  • Co. Clare
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Established in September 1957, the Tulla branch of Comhaltas has helped promote and nurture Irish music, song, dance and language over the past 60 years. The branch has gone from strength to strength in recent years and now has over 200 active members and is honoured to celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2017.

About Us

There are many famous names synonmous with music in Tulla and the branch of Tulla Comhaltas is proud to be associated with these stalwarts of traditional music. The interest in traditional music and dance in Tulla and the surrounding areas has withstood the test of time which is reflected in the numbers that continue to play music and numbers of young people that take up an instrument each year.

Tulla Comhaltas currently recognises the importance and talent of our young members and follows the path as set down by the branch over the years. Youth trad sessions are held monthly which are led by local tutors and musicians. This session is run in two parts with a session for younger and teenage musicians.

Relations have been fostered with other branches Comhaltas in Ireland and abroad. Over the years exchanges have taken place within Ireland, Norway, the Shetland Islands and Boston. This has forged friendships in music and offered young musicians the opportunity to learn tunes from other areas.

Each year several Céilí Bands and Grupaí Cheoil enter the Clare county Fleadh in each age category under Tulla Comhaltas. There have been many successes at Fleadhanna over the decades with bands and groupai cheoil, solo, duet and trios and sets being placed at the Ireland Fleadh.


The current committee of Tulla Comhaltas:
Title Name
President Jack Murphy
Chairperson Marie Stephens
Vice-Chair Martin Moroney
Secretary Brid Hayes
Treasurer Annette Egan
PRO Helen Mulqueen
Auditor Carmel Clarke
County Delegates Helen Mulqueen and Brid Hayes
Youth Officer Aisling Hunt
Child Protection Officer Rebecca O' Sullivan
Treoirí Gaeilge Sister Eileen Callinan & Kathleen Moloney

From Our Blog: Tulla Comhaltas News

The King of the Concert Flute “ heads the bill at the 4th Annual Tulla Traditional Music Festiva

The 4th Annual Tulla Traditional Music Fesitval will take place from 10th – 12th September 2010. The line up has recently been confirmed and this year’s special guest is Seamus Tansey. Seamus is one of the most colourful musicians in the traditional Irish music scene today, a native of Sligo he is a wonderful flute player who has influenced a whole generation of musicians. He has also published two books “ The Bardic Apostles of Innisfree 1999 “and “ The Bardic Apostles of Innisfree Continued 2005”. No stranger to controversy, he is almost as well known for his outspoken nature as he is for his wonderful unique style of music. He has recorded extensively over four decades, more recent recordings include, Easter Snow, 1997, To Hell with the Begrudgers, 1998 and Words and Music , 2001.

Clare Fleadh - Start Date Change

The DVD launch planned for Wednesday, 18 June has been postponed until the Tulla Trad Festival in September.

The Clare Fleadh will now commence on Thursday, 19th June with the Celebrity Fleadh Concert in Tulla Courthouse at 8.00pm.