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Remond Park hosts lively Roving Session

Redmond Park Session

Sunday evening visitors to Wexford's Redmond Park were treated to a feast of traditional music as Craobh Loch Garman Comhaltas held its second pop-up roving session of the Summer. Bean an Tí Barbara Walsh ensured that the evening ran smoothly with a good mix of dance tunes and songs, starting with two jigs, Behind the Haystack and The Battering Ram. Outgoing Mayor and Councillor George Lawlor, sought, and was granted, permission by branch Chairman Matt Murphy to sing 'Cúchulainn's Son'. Written by the late Tom Williams, it is one of Matt's favourite songs.

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The Scrúdu Ceol Tíre (SCT) programme is a graded series of exams organised and administered by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. It is designed to take musicians from basic proficiency in tune-playing through to a mastery of the tradition. SCT exams have been on hold as a result of the pandemic.


John Sheahan and Dermot Bolger in Conversation: a Review

John Sheahan and Dermot Bolger in Conversation
Saturday, 29th February 2020
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We all heard the warnings - under no circumstances, except the most essential, should anyone venture outdoors during Storm Jorge.
But maybe the possibility of being entertained by Dubliner John Sheahan and poet and novelist Dermot Bolger having a chat and a laugh together could easily be regarded as an essential reason for travel.

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Bodhrán Club

RónánÓSnodaigh reduced

The hugely popular Bodhrán Club with Rónán Ó Snodaigh takes place Monday evenings at The Hub. There is an underage class running 7-7:45pm and an adult class 8-9pm. Fee is €5 per child, €10 per adult. Text 086 2427981 for info.

Trad by the Sea

Rosslare Strand roving session

Members and friends of Craobh Loch Garman Comhaltas recently had their first musical gathering since the start of lockdown. Last Wednesday evening (June 24) a large group of musicians and music-lovers converged beneath the old canon at Rosslare Strand. Armed with deck-chairs and instruments they set themselves up in a large circle and tuned up. With an energetic full tide providing the background sounds, they then proceeded to make ceol binn.

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Paddy Ryan - scoláire, gaeilgeoir agus fear uasal cruthanta

Paddy Ryan

Wexford has lost a true champion of Irish culture with the passing of former teacher, scholar, radio presenter, Gaeilgeoir and all-round gentleman Paddy Ryan. He was a valued long-time member of Wexford Gramophone Society. In 2016, the centenary year of the 1916 Rising, Craobh Loch Garman honoured Paddy in presenting him with a commemorative medallion issued by the Ard Comhairle of Comhaltas. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. Requiem Mass 10am today, Friday, 18th October, at Sacred Heart Church, The Folly, Waterford.

Laureate na nÓg

Is í Áine Ní Ghlinn an séú Laureate na nÓg. Bean inspioráideach is ea sí.

Heritage Park to host Autumn Music Trail

Heritage Park music trail 2020

Slí Cheoil Cois Sláine

Craobh Loch Garman is delighted to announce that the second Wexford Trad & Folk Trail at the Irish National Heritage Park will take place on Saturday, Sept 5 (2-5pm). What to expect? A great mix of home-grown trad, folk, roots and contemporary music plus céilí and sean nós dance, storytelling, pop-up Gaeltacht, along with some other exciting activities the Heritage Park has lined up. This is sure to be a great day out for all the family. Normal admission charges apply. If you live in Wexford be sure to get your Wexford Residents Award Card from the Heritage Park as this offers huge reductions on ticket prices. You can sign up for the card on the day. Féile mór áthasach a bheidh ann le rud éigin do gach duine sa chlann. Bígí linn!

CV-19 Updates

Fleadh Contae Loch Garman: Update

Following a meeting of the executive committee of the Wexford County Board and on the recommendation from the Buanchoiste, the 2020 Wexford County Fleadh has been deferred. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and follow instructions from the Buanchoiste and Government guidelines.

News updates from Comhaltas 

Comhaltas Communication 1 - concerning official government directives and guidelines in dealing with COVID-19.

Comhaltas Communication 2 - concerning size of gatherings, including competitions at county fleadhanna.

Comhaltas Communication 3 - concerning deferral of county fleadhanna and Annual Congress; cancellation of Summer Comhaltas Seisiún.

Comhaltas Communication 4 - concerning deferral of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

Comhaltas Communication 5 - confirmation that Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2020 will not take place

Comhaltas Communication 6 - loadsa news in this one. TG4 to partner with Comhaltas for Fleadh na Muiníne (cad é sin?); new Comhaltas Cultural Centre in Tullamore; new Comhaltas website operating from today for students of Irish music; announcement that Scoil Éigse may, le cúnamh Dé, take place later in the year.

Comhaltas Communication 7 - news Comhaltas Cultural Centre in Tullamore, online site for students of trad music of all levels, possibility of Scoil Éigse still happening this year.

Comhaltas Communication 8

Comhaltas Communication 9 - Carrig on Bannow has an online 'virtual' classroom, next issue of Treoir is under construction. 

Comhaltas Communication 10 - 'AN RÓD SEO ROMHAINN'

Comhaltas Communication 11 - COMHALTAS LIVE is the daily 20-minute programme, accessible to all free of charge, on the Comhaltas website featuring the best of Irish music, song and dance. Each programme has a varied content of Fleadh competitions, concerts and sessions, under the expert stewardship of Willie Fogarty.

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Comhaltas Communication 13 - Comhaltas makes its presence felt in villages, towns and cities and, in fact, across the globe.

Comhaltas Communication 14 - An Ród Seo Romhain agus An Ré Nua

Comhaltas Communication 15 - Decision taken to cancel all county and provincial fleadhanna this year.


South East Radio's Ceol an Domhnaigh still on hold

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South East Radio has still to find a replacement to take over from Ceol an Domhnaigh presenter Paddy Ryan who stepped down last year. Seamus Coleman is still there presenting Sounds Irish on Thursdays 8-9pm (with The GAA Show). 


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Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann is the largest group involved in the preservation and promotion of Irish traditional music. We’re a non-profit cultural movement with hundreds of local branches around the world, and as you can read in our history we’ve been working for the cause of Irish music since the middle of the last century (1951 to be precise). Our efforts continue with increasing zeal as the movement launches itself into the 21st century.

An Tobar: Ionad Gaeilge agus Cultúir


Is Ionad Gaeilge agus Cultúir é An Tobar atá suite i mBaile Loch Garman. Tá idir eagraíochtaí ceoil, Gaeilge, damhsa agus amhránaíochta lonnaithe ag An Tobar.