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Grúpa Ceoil Auditions February 11th 2017

It's grupa cheoil time again & auditions will be held this Sat 11th Feb at the Gaelscoil between 10:30am-12 midday.

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Church Gate Collection Saturday Feb 18th and Sunday Feb 19

The Comhaltas & Fred Finn Annual Church Gate Collection takes place on Saturday February 18th and Sunday February 19th.

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Comhaltas Exams

The closing date for Comhaltas exams is tomorrow Sat 10th Dec. (Entry form and details are attached in PDF)

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November 2016 news

Reminder that we have singing classes continuing tomorrow and every Saturday morning (9:45 to 10:30).

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Upcoming Ballintogher Festival Details

The 19th annual Ballintogher Traditional Music Festival takes place in Ballintogher, Co. Sligo between 16th-28th October next. Details on events below.

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Registration for Autumn 2016 term September 6th at 7pm

Important date for your diaries is Tuesday next when registration for music classes takes place. We welcome back all of our current students and we welcome new members too.

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Sligo County Fleadh 2016 form and dates

Please note that the closing date is strictly 4pm Friday 15th April '16. No entries can be accepted after this date. Also please ensure that all your members or musicians in your area, entering the Fleadh are registered as CCÉ members, otherwise they pay treble price for each Fleadh entry. I would appreciate if you could ask all Branch PROs to put this notice of this in local area notes in Sligo Champion & Weekender, and also in your local church notes to inform all of the closing date. I look forward to your full co-operation in this matter. Go raibh maith agat. Teresa McCormack (Sligo Co. Secretary CCÉ)

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Annual Comhaltas Church Gate Collection

Volunteers are needed to help with our annual Comhaltas Church Gate Collection for Branch activities this 20th and 21st February.

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'Macalla 1916' set for Sligo April 2nd next

A new suite of music commemorating the centenary of the 1916 Rising, entitled Macalla 1916, composed by our own Michael Rooney, will be staged at the Knocknarea Arena in Sligo on Saturday April 2nd at 8:30pm. Ticket details here ....

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30th Anniversary of the passing of Fred Finn

Dear all, In order to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the passing of the great South Sligo fiddle player Fred Finn there are a number of events planned:

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Classes Resume Sat 16th Jan 2016

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John Egan Music Festival in Ballintogher (Sun 18th Oct to Sun 1st November 2015)

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Ballintogher Feis on Sun 18th October 2015- Programme attached

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Ballintogher Dancing Feis Programme Attached- Sunday 18th October

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Classes Restart on Sat 12th Sep 2015

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Class Enrolment Thur Sep 3rd 2015 (7PM to 9PM)

Fred Finn Class enrolment takes place on Thur Sep 3rd 2015 in Gaelscoil, Sligeach. 7PM to 9PM. Classes resume on Sat 12th Sep 2015

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Congrats to all the County Sligo winners at the Connacht Fleadh 2015

County Sligo winners as follows:

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Summer 2015 Music Festivals in the North-West

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County Fleadh 2015 Tubbercurry Competition Details

Competition details

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Fred Finn Adult Classes- Autumn 2015, recommence on Thur 1st October at 8PM

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County Fleadh 2015 entry form

Closing date is Tue 31st March.

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Youth Session- Fri 27th Feb (7PM to 9PM) in St Mary's Clubhouse at Gaelscoil

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Tue 10th Feb 2015- Talk on uilleann pipes by Gay Mc Keon (St Mary's 7PM)

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New term starts on Saturday 17th January 2015

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Our Christmas party & session Next Saturday December 20th at 11AM

Xmas party & session (Dec 20th)

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Comhaltas Music Exams- Entry forms due back Sat 6th Dec

See attached details regarding CCE exams

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Ballintogher Feis Programme -Sat 8th Nov

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John Egan Festival in Ballintogher 31st Oct - 8th Nov

Ballintogher Festival concert is on Friday 31st October in Ballintogher Hall at 8PM. Guests include Michael Rooney, June McCormack, Declan Folan, Jarlath Brennan, Seamus O'Donnell, Daithi Gormley & Local talent. Ballintogher Feis is on Sat Nov 8th in Ballintogher. Feis in Dancing, Music & Storytelling. See feis programme here.

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Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2014 Results

Here are the results from this year's fleadh in Sligo.

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September 2014 Newsletter

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Sligo County Fleadh - entry form

Here is the form needed to enter the 2014 Sligo County Fleadh in Riverstown.

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Fred Finn branch news - January 2014

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Comhaltas Music Exams Spring 2014

Comhaltas exams for traditional Irish musicians are run on an annual basis in the springtime.The system is similar to the classical music and drama exams you may already be familiar with. Many children find these annual exams very beneficial to mark and examine their progress in music. The Fred Finn Branch encourages children to participate in these exams on an annual basis.

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Newsletter October 2013

Welcome back to the Fred Finn Branch Classes... this month we've got news about classes on offer this term, some good tips on ensuring your child does enough practice, and news on new singing classes at Fred Finn.

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Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2013 Results

Here are the results from Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2013, which took place in Derry in August. Our Fred Finn members did themselves proud - well done to one and all.

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Connacht Fleadh Results 2013

Here are the results of the Connacht Fleadh 2013, which took place in Carrick on Shannon between June 30th and July 7th. Well done to all of the Fred Finn members who did so well throughout the weekend.

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Summer Seisiún Ceoil at The Glasshouse

The Seisiún kicks off in the Glasshouse Hotel on this Wednesday night 3rd July at 8.30pm . We have a great group of young Fred Finn musicians who have put together a superb performance act of music, song & dance.

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Connacht Fleadh June 30th-July 7th 2013

It is that time again, when musicians, dancers, singers and lovers of our Irish culture come together to celebrate the Connaught Fleadh. In 2013 all roads will lead to Carrick on Shannon.

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Fred Finn News - Jan 2013

Click here for all branch news for January 2013

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The Fleadh Cheoil is coming to Sligo!

The Ardchomhairle of Comhaltas, meeting in Dublin at the weekend, awarded Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2014 to Sligo.

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De Cuellar Suite a great success at TradFest

Some of our members performed as part of the De Cuellar Suite in Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin on Saturday 26th January last. The night was a tremendous success, so our congratulations go out to Michael Rooney, who composed and conducted the piece, as well as to all of the musicians and to the backroom team.

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