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Spink Comhaltas launches SoundCloud

To complement the wider music learning resources, Spink Comhaltas has launched a SoundCloud service for all of its members and followers. The existing Traditional Irish Music books which Spink Comhaltas developed 4 years ago comprise 2 separate volumes of music, with over 170 tunes. These music books have been put…

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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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Registration for Music Classes 2020/21

Registration for Traditional Irish Music classes is now open, with classes commencing Friday 11 Sept for junior classes and Monday 21 Sept for Adult Classes. In light of the continuing restrictions of Covid-19, all of our classes will be delivered as online classes until further notice.  Spink Comhaltas is fully…

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Music Network Funding … 2 years on

Spink Comhaltas qualified for funding in May 2018 from The Arts Council/ The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht/ Music Network as part of the Music Capital Scheme 2017. Two years on, here is an update on some of the activities which this funding has allowed us to do….

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Spink Musician in Bonn Óir

The Seán Ó Riada Bonn Óir competition is one of the most prestigious traditional Irish music competitions. Each year, it focuses on a different instrument and the 2020 final is based around flutes and whistles. Top class flute and whistle players from across the country will compete in the final…

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Spink Management Committee 2019/20

Best wishes to the incoming officers and committee for Spink Comhaltas over the next 12 months. Branch officers Honorary President: Eileen Reilly Chairperson: Lawrence Vesey Vice-Chairperson: Nora Murphy Secretary: Mairead Gleeson Treasurer: Anne Marie Clooney PRO: Una Aylward Irish Officer: Katie Groarke Youth Officer: Niamh Nolan Auditor: Finula Weston DLP: Kieran Walsh…

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Spink Musician wins national song contest

Congratulations to Clióna McDonald who is the 2019 winner of the Beo Song Contest, run by Foras na Gaeilge in conjunction with TG4. Spink Comhaltas has had a strong tradition of musicians and performers representing Laois in national competitions, and Clióna McDonald continued that in 2019 with her winning entry…

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