CCÉ Éamonn ÓMuirí annual membership fee is now due. The fees are €6 for juniors, €12 for seniors and €20 for family membership. Contact Pauline 087 9655031.

“School Scór” (Scor na bPaisti) will take place on Saturday 20th October at 3pm in Clontibret Community Centre. All entries must be with Pauline by 15th October.

Scoil Cheoil na Botha will take place on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th of October 2018. First up is the Cornagilta Concert with top notch music by Donal McCague, Tommy Fitzharris and Brian McGrath on keyboard.

Seisiuns: A singing seisiun with Caitriona Sherlock will take place in McCague’s Bar on Saturday 13th October from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Come along to listen or join in, everyone is welcome. A junior music seisiun with Emma and Karla Clerkin will take place from 4 to 5pm on Saturday 13th October in Moyna’s Bar, come along to listen, dance or participate, everyone welcome.

Workshops on Saturday 13th October:

SCOIL CHEOIL NA BOTHA WORKSHOPS 2018 on Saturday 13th October in conjunction with Éamonn Ó Múirí C.C.E.
Registration in Urbleshanny N.S. from 10am – 11am, Classes from 11am – 3pm, Lunch 1pm-1:30pm, Tutor Recital – 3:30pm. NOTE: LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED FOR PUPILS.
Tutors include:
Tony Linnane (fiddle, Clare): In the world of traditional Irish music, Tony Linnane is renowned as a fiddle player of outstanding ability. His distinctive playing has superb fluency and flow in its style and is characterised by impeccable technique and a wealth of feeling and sensitivity. He is recognised as on of the finest exponents of the instrument in Ireland today. He made a famous duet recording with Noel Hill in 1978 which is continually cited as a landmark album to this day.

Liam O’Brien (concertina, Clare): Liam started on the tin whistle and later went on to take up the concertina and attended classes with Noel Hill for many years. Liam has travelled the world playing & teaching. He has been all across Europe, Africa and spent the summer of 2012 touring Japan. Liam has also been teaching concertina & banjo as part of the Brid O’Donohue School of Music for the last eight years. Liam was recently announced as the Gradam Ceoil TG4 Young Musician of the Year 2017

Éamonn O’Riordan (flute, Limerick): Eamonn comes from Athea in west Limerick. Together with Tony O’Connell, he recorded a fantastic album of music, Rooska Hill, some years back. At a young age, he was playing in sessions with Donal Sullivan and Frances O’Connor, two great West Limerick flute players, as well as box player Donie Nolan and singer Con Graney. He also has four All-Ireland titles to his name.

Paraic MacDonnchadha (banjo, Galway): Now playing banjo for almost 30 years, Páraic has in the past few weeks released his first recording, “Not Before Time – Thar Am. The recording recognises the giants of the tradition from whom he was lucky enough to learn from and who all played a significant role in shaping his sense of rhythm and East Galway style preference. Gladly Páraic feels that the time has come to formally share with others the musical insight and wisdom that he was fortunate to inherit.

Conor Connolly (accordion, Galway): Coming from Clarinbridge in South Galway, Conor’s style of accordion playing comes from that of the rich accordion and fiddle traditions of this area particularly that of Joe Cooley, late of Peterswell. The music of accordion virtuosos Charlie Harris, Tony MacMahon and P.J Conlon is also discernible in his playing.He has performed in concert with fiddle virtuoso, Frankie Gavin, and at many of the Traditional Music festivals including the Tønder Folk Music Festival, Scoil Samhradh Willie Clancy, the Feakle Festival, Cooley-Collins amongst others.

Sabina McCague (harp, Monaghan): From Co. Monaghan, Sabina returns as this year’s SCNB harp tutor. Equally at ease on fiddle or harp she has performed extensively throughout Ireland and further afield, appearing regularly as both a tutor and performer musical events. Her harp playing can likewise be found on a number of recordings including the acclaimed ‘Forgotten Gems’ by Padraig McGovern and Peter Carberry.

Eimhéar Mulholland: This year’s traditional singing tutor is Éimhéar NíMhaolchalainn, one of Ireland’s finest young emerging singers. Eimhéar is from Magherafelt, Co. Derry and is a much sought after musician and singer. She has performed on many prestigious stages with her band ‘Cóiriú’ such as the Royal Albert Hall, London, the National Concert Hall, Dublin, at Celtic Colours, Canada with ‘the Doc Flock’ and performs regularly with her brothers as ‘The Mulholland Family’. She has travelled Ireland, Great Britain, Europe, and Finland as a performer and is a much sought after tutor, musician and singer. Eimhéar currently teaches accordion, tin whistle and singing across Mid-Ulster and is a member of the National Folk Orchestra of Ireland.