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Briefing Note for Primary Schools

This note is further information for Primary School Principals to forward to their students who may be interested in learning Traditional Irish Music with Spink Comhaltas. Not every school has the resources to deliver music classes, but every student has the possibility of being a musician – if they get…

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Spink Comhaltas invests in the Future of Music

Spink Comhaltas invests €15,000 as part of return to Music Classes Spink Comhaltas is investing €15,000 as part of a major investment to facilitate a return to in-person music classes from 24th September.  The investment is being done in conjunction with the Spink Community Hall Development Association and is part…

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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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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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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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