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  • Mar 06,2017

First, CONGRATULATIONS to our Listowel members who competed this weekend in Sult na nOg! Several of our students placed in the competitions:

Aisling Leahy – 3rd in Fiddle (11-13)

Calvin Healy – 3rd in Banjo (9-11)

Darragh Hudson –1st in Scéalaíocht (11-13) AND 2nd in Comhrá Gaeilge (11-13)

David Flynn – 1st in Bodhrán (9-11)

Eoghan Hudson - 1st in Comhrá Gaeilge (under 9)

Jack O’Carroll – 2nd in Bodhrán (9-11)

We’re so proud of all our members who competed – thank you, everyone!

Here’s an upcoming event we’re excited about – add to your calendar and tell your friends:

Listowel CCE instructor Matt Dean and JuanFran MetalCambra are presenting a very special program on Thursday, March 23, 8:30-10 pm at the Seanchaí Centre. It’s a showcase of Galician, Spanish, and trad music. Matt is an All-Ireland champion flute and whistle player, and JuanFran is a multi-instrumentalist who will be showcasing just some of his talent on gaita (pipes), flute, and bouzouki. Immediately followed by a session in Christy’s Bar. Tickets are €5 for adults and €3 for kids at the door. You can check out the event’s Facebook page here.

A reminder … next Saturday, March 11 is the last day for current term Saturday classes at the Seanchai Centre.

The new term starts SATURDAY, MARCH 25 and you can register in person at the Seanchai that day. New students are especially welcome J There will be classes in tin whistle, flute, fiddle, concertina, banjo, accordion, guitar, bodhran, and instrumental group; there are also classes in singing, dancing, and Irish language. Cost for the 10-week term is €60 for children and €100 for adults. Class meeting dates are:

                March 25

                April 1, 8, 22

                May 6, 13, 20, 27

                June 3, 10

Dates to remember:

  • Friday, March 17 – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
  • Thursday, March 23 – Matt Dean event at Seanchaí Centre
  • Saturday, March 25 – next term of Saturday classes begins at Seanchai. In-person registration (see above for more info)
  • May 17-21 – Fleadh Cheoil Chiarrai 2017, Tralee