Members of the Craobh honoured deceased members with dignity and no little skill today at Mass. The Under 12s provided the readers (maith sibh, Ruán agus Aindréa) and proclaimed the lessons and bidding prayers faultlessly. The Under 15s backboned the music, with Miss Hamilton’s getting its first public airing (well done to the O’Reilly girls) and ‘A Mhuire Mhathair’ and ‘Go Raibh Ainm Naofa, Iosa’ also featuring. Some members travelled long distances (bhíomar brea sásta Siobhán, Gearóid agus a Mam a fheiscint) to support this initiative and as always, our special appreciation is extended to the parents who brought and prepared younger members. Stella, one of our Greek members, was able to join in with the O Riada arrangement of ‘Ar nAthair’ after only three weeks on the ‘Introduction to Irish’ course. Proof, if proof were needed, that it is the course that reaches the parts other courses cannot reach – particularly now that it has members from England, France, Scotland, Ireland, Germany and Australia, as well as Greece! An foghlaimeoir abu! Our sincere thanks to Fr. Michael Coady, the Parish Priest of St. Patrick’s, who was generous in his welcome beforehand and in his words of thanks during and after Read more…
Cuimhnítear na Marbh le linn na míosa seo agus tá Craobh Chualann ag dhéanamh amhlaidh. Beidh Aifreann ar Domhnach 10ú Samhain ag 9 r.n ar son mharbh na craoibhe. Fáilte roimh cách
Ta an muinteoir damhsa tinn. Mar sin, ni bheidh aon ranganna damhsa anocht (La na Samhna)
Craobh Chualann was in Belfast on Saturday, represented by Aimee Farrell-Courtney, who teaches the bodhrán, and James O’Floinn. Aimee and James were flying the flag for Irish music at Stormont as part of International Piping Day and a large crowd of locals, visitors and MLAs enjoyed the Monaghan Jig, Nead na Fuiseoige and other tunes. It was thrilling to see this historic building, so long a symbol of division, united in appreciating fine music and extending such great hospitality to traditional musicians. Congratulations are due to Helena Rowsome, who hosted the event and all those involved in organising it.
Ni bheidh aon ranganna ar an 25th Deireadh Fomhair. Deis daoibh uilig dul chuig an Oireachtas!
For the up-to-date class locations, go to ‘Ranganna/Classes’ and download the timetable
The last performance of ‘Echoes of Erin’ – the North American Tour 2013 – will take place at An Chultúrlann on the 6th October. A week later, on the 13th October, the tour of Ireland (Macalla na hÉireann) will conclude at the Cultúrlann also. Tickets are available for both performances at a price of only 10 euro each. Ask members of the committee for details.
Due to the numbers attending classes this term, some changes to the locations of classes may occur. Please ask a member of the Committee for assistance if you have any difficulty locating your class.
The complimentary classes in Music Theory will not take place this Friday (27th). Ni bheidh aon rang sa Theoiric Cheoil an Aoine seo.
Click anseo:here or click on this link to see the timetable for the coming term. Please note that classes start at 6.50pm to allow us offer new classes in Stagecraft and Repertoire Development. Class times and locations may be subject to change, so do keep an eye on the web-site. As with last year, classes in Music Theory (through English), Teoiric Cheoil (tre Ghaeilge) and an Introduction to Spoken Irish are available free to all members. An opportunity not to be missed!