Spink Comhaltas

Awards

Spink Music Awards – St Paul’s, Monasterevin

Spink Comhaltas has promoted traditional Irish music in secondary schools in Laois, Kilkenny, Carlow and Kildare since 2011. In 2022, we were delighted to be able to partner with St Paul’s secondary school, Monasterevin.  The inaugural winners of the Spink Traditional music awards are Sophie Murray Ward (Ceoltóir Traidisiúnta Sóisearach,…

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Stella Lynch Award – 2022

2022 Stella Lynch Award – Molly O’Rourke and Laura Vesey, with Annemarie Clooney and Michael Lynch. In 2015, Spink branch was presented with a perpetual trophy by Michael Lynch in memory of his late wife Stella. The ‘Stella Lynch’ trophy is intended to recognise an U18 member of Spink who…

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SCT Gold Medal Winners 2022

Spink Comhaltas has prepared candidates for the Comhaltas SCT Traditional Irish Music exams since 2014.  To date, 5 Spink musicians have achieved Distinction results in the final Grade 8 exam.  This achievement in excellence is recognised by the Mícheál Ó hEidhin Gold Medal. Mícheál Ó hEidhin was the founder and…

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Spink Comhaltas win Community & Voluntary Award

                  Spink Comhaltas is delighted to be awarded first place in the 2020 Laois Community & Voluntary Awards in the ‘Children & Youth’ category.  The annual awards, organised by Laois County Council in association with Laois Public Participation Network and sponsored by…

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Stella Lynch Trophy

Stella Lynch Award 2020

Congratulations to Niamh Nolan who has been presented with the ‘Stella Lynch’ award for 2020 for outstanding contributions as an under-age member of Spink Comhaltas. In 2015, Spink branch was presented with a perpetual trophy by Michael Lynch in memory of his late wife Stella. The ‘Stella Lynch’ trophy is…

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TTCT Qualifications for Spink Teacher

Congratulations to David Vesey who successfully completed the TTCT Teacher Training Course from Comhaltas.  David is part of the music teacher staff at Spink Comhaltas. David is a former junior member of Spink Comhaltas and is now in his final year completing a B.Mus. degree in CIT Cork School of…

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Spink Ceoltóir Awards 2020

#SpinkCeoltóirMedal In 2017, to recognise their commitment to Spink over a number of years, and to leave them with a momento of their time with Spink, Spink Comhaltas commissioned a special commemorative medal, the “Spink Ceoltóir” (Spink Musician) medal to present to junior members who turn 18. We hope that…

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