Classes after 9pm this Friday (11th) will take place at the front fireplace and will consist of participating with your teacher in a session with our fellow musicians from Bray. Light refreshments will be provided. Also, get ready for the Fleadh Atha Cliath with Padraic Mac Neela from Irish Musical Instruments, who will be on hand with instruments, equipment and kit for the competition season. Special offers all night for members of the Club.
Get your expression of interest to a committee-member soon if you want to join in the fun.
Having worked hard since the beginning of the year, younger members participated in the Scoraíocht and Pléaracha competitions at the weekend. The production was written by Alice Kearns and the classes were under Karen Tracey. The valiant band of 13 travelled to Gorey and acquitted themselves superbly in both events – with the acting in the Scoraíocht competition attracting great praise. The Club’s entries were deliberatedly kept to those under 18 and unfortunately, the results went to groups who had the numbers (and in the case of Scoraíocht, the involvement of many members over 18) but the effort reflected enormous credit on the Club. An opportunity for all members to see the entry will be organised in the coming weeks.
Beannachtaí na Nollaig dár baill agus muinteoirí uilig. Nollaig
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.