Fleadh cheoil na nDeise 2015

 
1-2014 winners
 2014  All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil Winners !!!!!
 
Seamus O'Gorman, Joseph Mannion, Ellen O'Gorman, Sarah O'Gorman,Clara Mannion and Claire Fennell.
 
 
2015 FEILE FEVER,
 
Since the detailed programme for this year’s County Fleadh and Tradfest went live last week there has been a great response from followers near and far.  For several months now most B&B’s in the area are booked out for the festival weekend and for the past two weeks tickets for the Danú concert are selling at Ben O’Neills, The Wine Buff ,The Local Bar and Dungarvan Tourist Office.
 
As usual bookings for this 20th Anniversary concert have also been coming from outside the country. For the true blue fans of this fantastic band the good news is that five of the six original members will perform with confirmation that Daragh Bracken the original fiddler is coming.  Who can forget this “pimpernel” and his onstage relationship with the Doorley brothers, Donnacha and Benny?
 
  If Sunday May 31st promises to be an amazing finale to the festival there is a music filled 3 days and nights leading into the weekend.  With over 50 guest performers from almost every county, the word is out among the trad community and the grapevine is spreading the word that Dungarvan is the place to be over the June Bank holiday weekend.
 
 
Fleadh Practice.
 
After last year’s successes at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann many of our members are in competition mode once more.  Last week this year’s Under 12 Grúpa Cheoil, all 20 of them, began preparations for this year’s Fleadh.  Nothing beats seeing these young folks taking stage for the first time.
 
 With the whole year of Sunday sessions under their belts, they are unfazed by the formality of serious practice.  And where would we be without those who give voluntarily of their time with such dedication.  Full marks to our teenage helpers who wishing to give back some of what they themselves have received, turn up on a weekly basis to help the younger ones reach their full potential.
 

Maith Sibh

Multi-tasking is the only way to describe the work of our branch volunteers.  In particular a lot of duties fall on our secretary Valerie O'Gorman who has an equally dedicated assistant in Becky O’Keeffe.  Balancing the many duties and calls associated with our busy branch with their busy family and work duties is a challenge that does not go un-noticed.

  As we approach the end of our winter activities and rush onwards to a very busy summer schedule we acknowledge their diligence and thank them for their support and assistance on behalf of their fellow committee members and all the families associated with Comeraghs Comhaltas Branch. Also a very big thank you to Michael Marrinan for his continuous dedicated work to the branch.He is busy organising yet another major event the tradfest for this June bank holiday weekend.

It is obvious that all these young musicians are thriving under the watchful eye of their wonderful music teachers and the dedicated young teenagers volutarily helping out every week. Our Sunday session man Martin Mannion alongside Sarah and Claire keep the music flowing and the craic going every weekend. Thanks to all

 

Check out the Dungavan Tradfest Facebook page, Comeraghs Comhaltas Branch Facebook page or alternatively go to www.comeraghs.com for up to date information on all activities, concerts, Co Fleadh 2015 and much more....its going to be a busy few months!!!        

About Us

Comhaltas Craobh na gComarach is dedicated to the promotion of all forms of traditional Irish culture. The group's particular emphasis is education of the young generation. We are based in the townsland of Cúl na Smear in the smallest parish in Waterford about 6 miles North-East of Dungarvan.

Contact Details

Comeraghs Comhaltas 
Craobh na gComarach
 

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