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FleadhFest 2022 – A Look at Laois

A key response by Comhaltas nationally to the Covid19 pandemic was to promote and facilitate events and performances online.  This was done on a number of levels,  including county by county #FleadhFest videos In county Laois, this was lead by the Laois Comhaltas county board and the end result is…

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Spink celebrates Culture Night 2021

As part of our contribution to Culture Night 2021, Spink Comhaltas musicians put on a great online concert featuring 28 different performances – music, song and story telling.  Check out our playlist of the concert.  Here is the first of our performers.  

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Registration for Music Classes 2021/22 now open!

The voluntary Management Committee intend to resume junior music classes for Spink Comhaltas from 24 Sept 2021 and adult classes from 27 Sept. Click HERE to register. We have made significant investment in our teaching location to permit in person music classes. We will have the option of online classes…

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Robert Harvey – Feochán (The Gentle Breeze) – Album Review

A Laois musician, Robert Harvey is one of the best exponents of flute, tin whistle, whistling and lilting in the country.  Combining a first-class academic background, wide-ranging teaching experience as well as being a fine live performer, Robert and his brother James are two of the most musical brothers you…

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Téada – In Spite of the Storm – Album Review

Téada is Gaelic for “strings”.  The five members of the band are fiddle player Oisín Mac Diarmada, button accordion player Paul Finn (from Laois), Damien Stenson on flutes and various whistles, Seán Mc Elwain on bouzouki and guitar, and bodhrán player Tristan Rosenstock.  A traditional band with a truly worldwide…

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Shandrum – The Boss Murphy Musical Legacy – Album Review

In 2015, Cork representatives Shandrum Céilí Band took Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Sligo by storm, winning the first of three back-to-back all-Ireland titles a mere eight months after the group’s formation.  Founder and leader is box player Alan Finn, and this album is the band’s second album. This album…

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