Usually we meet other Comhaltas branches outside of Laois at competitions. These are great, but they are not relaxed events where you can get to make new friends or learn new tunes.
As part of Spink Comhaltas development plan for it’s musicians, we jointly organised a brilliant trip to visit our friends in Lackagh Comhaltas, Co Galway. This workshop had almost 50 young musicians and was lead by two outstanding young musicians – Rebecca McCarthy-Kent and Paul Clesham.
The workshops focused on the skills that go into arranging a piece of music across different instruments and a large number of musicians and the concert at the end of the workshop demonstrated how much can be achieved with focus, good teachers and committed musicians.
Our sincere thanks for our friends in Lackagh Comhaltas for the warm reception and welcome, and we look forward to hosting a return visit from them in the near future.