All-Ireland Trio concert in Luxembourg

All-Ireland Fleadh Winners
Centre Culturel Cessange, rue St Joseph L 1838 Luxembourg
Saturday 10 December 2022
Doors 19h30, tickets EUR 15; students & members EUR 10

The Fleadh is a traditional Irish music competition which has been held annually since 1951. Musicians from around the world compete in a range of categories as solo musicians, duos and trios, right up to céilí drum bands, and with instruments from fiddles and flutes to bodhráns to bouzoukis. Comhaltas Luxembourg asbl is proud to invite this year’s Trio winners to Luxembourg for an evening of music and entertainment at the Centre Culturel, Cessange on Saturday 10 December 2022.


The Trio winners this year are 3 young musicians from County Down:
Oisín Bradley – Concertina
Aoibhín Morgan – Fiddle
Lucia Morgan – Flute

All members of Warrenpoint Comhaltas, they have been immersed in Irish traditional music from a young age. In developing their music, they have performed at numerous local events and have travelled throughout Ireland. They have been involved in branch groups and bands and enjoyed music trips abroad to North Carolina, Kirovsk and St Petersburg. At the Iúr Cinn Fleadh 2022 they performed alongside Tim Edey at the headline concert with The Sands Family from Rostrevor, Co. Down. Other events include festivals, radio programmes, Fleadh competitions, concerts and weddings. In between university studies
and performing, they also really enjoy teaching music.

The Trio will perform at the Centre Cultural, rue St Joseph, Cessange on 10 December 2022.

Doors open 19h30, General entrance EUR 15; Students & Comhaltas members EUR 10. For information on how to become a member of Comhaltas Luxembourg click here.

Music workshops (concertina, fiddle and flute) will be organised on Saturday afternoon. For additional information please contact comhaltas.lu@gmail.com

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 British & Irish Film Festival Luxembourg 2022

 British & Irish Film Festival Luxembourg 2022 will take place from 16-24 September 2022, in an in-cinema format.

The film festival provides a unique opportunity for viewers to experience a wide selection of new films from Britain and Ireland. The 9-day event will include 13 feature-length films from a cross-section of genres and representing mainly independent cinema, as well as a couple of short films. In addition, there are three special events being held midweek, including two seminars plus a special “Solidarity with Refugees” event.

Of perhaps special interest to Comhaltas members and supporters are the following documentaries:

Continuing Traditions by Dónal Ó Céilleachair, about blending Indian classical music and Irish traditional music (Saturday 17 September, 19.00 @ Ciné Utopia, followed by a reception with music from Comhaltas musicians);

Steps of Freedom, The Story of Irish Dance (IE, 80 mins) by Ruán Magan, about how Irish dance developed over centuries (Friday 23 September, 18:30 @ Cinèmathèque);

For more detailed information on the programme, please visit www.bifilmseason.lu.

General Meeting, Friday 4 March

We are coming out of a long period of dormancy and picking up activities again.
Dance classes have been taking place since the fall but no sessions until recently.

We are holding a General Meeting on Friday 4 March in Eirelux from 19h00 to restore the committee,  discuss activities and membership.  Volunteers are welcome to join the committee, especially representatives of the dancers.  If you have suggestions or proposals but are unable to attend, feel free to mail us.

We have sessions in Eirelux on the First Friday of each month so the General Meeting will be followed by a session in the bar.

Note that current covid rules will apply

McGowan Munnelly concert **POSTPONED**

Comhaltas Luxembourg and Folk-Clupp Luxembourg, in collaboration with Neimënster, are proud to welcome Shane McGowan and David Munnelly to Luxembourg as part of their Benelux tour

Date / time: 22 January 2022, 20:00 **Postponed until January 2023 due to COVID restrictions**

Venue: Salle Chapelle Neimënster, 28 Rue Münster L-2160 Luxembourg

Tickets 20 € / 1,50 € Kulturpass

For more information and to purchase tickets see www.neimenster.lu or email billetterie@neimenster.lu

COVID check required, for more information please see www.covidcheck.lu

The Outside Track concert in Dudelange

As part of their Essence of Irish and Scottish Christmas Tour, The Outside Track will play at the Centre Culturel Régional Op der Schmelz, Dudelange on 24 November 2021.

Date / time: 24 November 2021, doors open 19h00, concert 20h00

Venue: Centre Culturel Régional Op der Schmelz, 1a rue de centenaire, Dudelange, Luxembourg

Presale tickets 20 € (+ booking fee), tickets at the door 25 €, free entry with Kulturpass

For more information and to purchase tickets, go to: https://opderschmelz.lu/en/agenda/1604_1409

About the band
Winner of ‘Best Group’ in both the Live Ireland awards and the Tradition In Review awards, The Outside Track are one of the top Celtic acts in the world. They were ‘Best Live Act’ nominees in the MG Alba Scots Traditional Music Awards, and won the German Radio Critics Prize, for their album Flash Company. Live Ireland called them, ‘Among the top bands in the world – stunning on every cut!’.

The Outside Track’s marriage of Celtic music, song and dance has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, and Cape Breton, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on this as a foundation. They blend fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, whistle, step-dance and vocals with breathtaking vitality. Their blend of boundless energy and unmistakable joie de vivre has won them a large following around the globe.

Zeltik festival 2021, Dudelange

Zeltik Festival 2021

The Zeltik festival is going ahead this year and will take place as an open air event at the Centre culturel opderschmelz in Dudelange on Saturday 24 July 2021. Doors open at 17.00. Tickets 25€ (presale) or 30€ (at the door). Free entry with the Kulturpass. Address: Centre culturel opderschmelz, 1a, rue du centenaire, L-3475 Dudelange . For more information and to buy tickets, please see: https://zeltik.lu/

LINE UP 2021

18:00 Schëppe Siwen

19.10 Celtica

20.30 Beoga

22.00  Hothouse Flowers

St Patrick's Day Céilí for Kids

Edit 05/03/2020: The COVID-19 virus is continuing to spread and appears to be easily transmitted. As céilí dancing involves a high level of interaction, we have decided it would be prudent to cancel our events on 14 March.

☘ Céilí for Kids ☘

Where: Gasperich Parish Hall
36 Rue de Gasperich L-1617, (beside the church)

When: Saturday 14th March 2020

Time: 14.30-16.00

Entrance: EUR 5 (free for members)

St Patrick's Day Ceili – Saturday 14th March

Edit 05/03/2020: The COVID-19 virus is continuing to spread and appears to be easily transmitted. As céilí dancing involves a high level of interaction, we have decided it would be prudent to cancel our events on 14 March.

We will be celebrating St Patrick’s Day in Gasperich on Saturday 14th March 2020.

Live music with the Kitchen Quartet and friends. Tickets €10 on the door (free for members). Doors open 7.30pm, céilí dancing starts 8pm.  Cash only bar.

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