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  • Mar 06,2017



Pride of place this week goes to Kilcummin Comhaltas who enjoyed huge success in music, song and dance in the County Final of Sult na nÓg which took place at the IT Tralee, North Campus and Fossa Community Centre last weekend.  Well done to all our young performers, their trainers and parents and all who played their part in bringing success to the Branch.  The following were the prize winners: Fiddle (U9)  2nd Síofra Randles and 3rd Nancy O’Connor.  Button Accordion (9-11) 1st Michael Healy and (11-13) 2nd Liam Kerrisk.  Whistle (U9) 1st Síofra Randles and (U 9-11) 1st Michael Healy.  Irish Harp (U9) 1st Kayleigh O’Sullivan.  Songs in English 1st Mary O’Connor.  Full Set Mixed (U9) Ronan O’Connor, Joe O’Connor, Michael O’Connor, Conor Finnegan, Ciara Foley, Alison Pigott, Emma O’Donoghue, Caoimhe O’Callaghan.  Full Set Mixed (U9-11) 3rd Jack Tagney, Ronan McCarthy, Jake Dann, Aaron Buckley, Aoibhe O’Sullivan, Ruth Moynihan, Kerrie Lenihan, Elizabeth Coffey.  Full Set Ladies (U9) 1st Ciara Foley, Alison Pigott, Emma O’Donoghue, Rebecca O’Leary, Caoimhe O’Callaghan, Sadbh O’Halloran, Aine MacSweeney, Andrea Counihan.  Full Set Ladies (9-11) 2nd Aoibhe O’Sullivan, Ruth Moynihan, Kerrie Lenihan, Elizabeth Coffey, Robyn O’Sullivan, Lorna O’Sullivan, Siobhan Fleming, Leah O’Connell.  4 Hand Ceilí Mixed (9-11) 3rd Sadbh O’Halloran, Michael Healy, Alison Pigott, Shaiden Lyne.


Our Annual Flag Day will take place on Saturday 8th April.  The Branch would appreciate if you could contribute an hour and a half to help in our fundraising efforts.  Please contact Irene on 087-6950672.  Your help would be much appreciated. 


In conjunction with Comhairle na Mumhan, Kerry County Board of Comhaltas are organising workshops on Traditional singing in English and Irish, and slow air playing.  There is now a greater awareness of the importance of slow airs and the link between airs and songs.  This year, we are also running a workshop on the Sliabh Luachra music style.  These workshops will be held on Saturday 1st April 2017 in the IT Tralee, North Campus.  Registration from 10.30am.  Class: 11am – 12.30pm.  Lunch 12.30pm - 1.30pm.  Class: 1.30pm – 3.00pm. The Tutors are: Slow airs on flute/whistle and fiddle – Anne and Nickey McAuliffe.  Singing – Ella Marie O’Dwyer, Sliabh Luachra Music – Joe O’Sullivan.  Participants may take part in either Slow air playing on Fiddle, Flute, Whistle or Amhránaíocht and English Singing or Sliabh Luachra music workshop.  All age groups welcome.  These workshops are not suitable for beginners.  Cost: €10 to include one day tuition and lunch.  Information and Application forms available from The Rural Development Office, Kilcummin.  All entries to Karen Trench, Rúnaí CCÉ Ciarraí, Bunagara, Listowel, Co Kerry, including €10 fee, by Tuesday 28thMarch.