Spink Comhaltas


Spink Awarded Bursary from Dept of Education

Spink Comhaltas is very appreciative to be awarded a Non-Mainstream Music Education Bursary from the Depart of Education as part of our recent grant application.  This bursary of €1,250 will be invested directly in purchasing additional music instruments for our music instrument bank. The music instrument bank in Spink Comhaltas…

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Spink Comhaltas Musician Awarded Gold Medal for SCT Exam Results

  Spink Comhaltas congratulates one of its senior musicians, Mark Vesey, on winning the Micheal O h’Eighinn Gold Medal for achieving Distinction Grade in the 2017 SCT music examinations. The SCT (Scrúdu Ceol Tíre) programme is a graded series of exams in traditional Irish music, administered by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann,…

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Laois Public Participation Network Awards

Everyone in Spink Comhaltas is really delighted to win 1st place in the ‘Children & Youth’ category at the Laois Public Participation Network awards which took place in the Midlands Park Hotel It is really super to receive this acknowledgment of the outstanding work that our teachers, musicians and parents…

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End of Year BBQ 2017 at the Rambling House

  26th August saw the annual end of year BBQ take place in the Rambling House, just outside Ballyroan.  This annual Spink Comhaltas event has grown in size over the last number of years, and this year the BBQ had in excess of 140 attendees.  The BBQ is a great…

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The “Stella Lynch” Award

  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 has made an outstanding contribution to the branch, and who contributes to the overall spirit…

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Promoting Traditional Irish Music in Secondary Schools

  In 2010 Spink Comhaltas had four trophies made to promote the playing of traditional music in schools. The trophies were for both junior cycle and senior cycle. They were donated to Heywood Community and Castlecomer Community schools. These awards have been presented every year since, and Spink Comhaltas are delighted…

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Gold Medal in SCT Exams

Congratulations to David Vesey who was awarded the prestigious Mícheál Ó hEidhin Medal for achieving excellence in Grade 8 of the Comhaltas SCT Traditional Irish Music Examinations 2016. Spink Comhaltas has been preparing students for the SCT exams for the last 4 years, and David is the first Spink member to successfully complete the…

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Fleadh Cheoil Trophies Sponsored by Spink Comhaltas

  In 2014 at an awards night in Abbeyleix the branch had three trophies presented.  Two were in memory of past members who passed away whist being an active member of the branch. PJ Kennedy and Sarah Kelly. The third was to celebrate the success of Spink Comhaltas own Ballyroan…

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1916 Centenary Programme – Commemorative Events

Spink Comhaltas acknowledge 7 outstanding individuals and community groups as part of 1916 Commemorations. As part of 1916 commemorative events, Spink branch of Comhaltas presented a specially framed copy of the 1916 Proclamation to 7 individuals and community groups whom the branch believes have made an outstanding contribution to Irish…

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