Concerts and events

  • St Patrick's Day Céilí for Kids

    ☘ 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

    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.

    Spread the word !

  • Zoe Conway & John McIntyre
    With an exciting blend of eclectic fiddle and guitar music, Zoë Conway and John Mc Intyre bring to the stage sympathetic arrangements of traditional Irish music, compositions and songs, old and new. Coming to CELO Hesperange in Luxembourg, Saturday 7 March 2020. ZC
  • All-Ireland Trio concert in Luxembourg

    The winning All-Ireland Trio from the 2019 Fleadh will be coming to Luxembourg for a concert on 30th November at Sang a Klang, proudly hosted by Comhaltas Luxembourg.

  • Autumn Ceili – Saturday 16th November

    Comhaltas Luxembourg will be hosting an “Autumn Ceili” on Saturday 16th November at 8pm at the Centre Culturel Cessange.

    Tickets €10 on the door.

    Everyone welcome.   Spread the word.

  • TABLE QUIZ – 16th October
    The Ireland Stand of the International Bazar will hold its annual Table Quiz in Hollerich on 16th October 2019. Admission: € 12 (includes 1 drink)  Table Reservations:    Annette Power      Tel.  33 98 84 — annettepower@gmail.com Gerri Egan           Tel.  43 26 36 — lawlor51g@gmail.com Alison Lavender   lavender@pt.lu
  • Ireland’s Top Comedienne to Perform in Luxembourg
    Following on from the success of last year’s production of “Tom Crean, Antarctic Explorer”, the Irish Club of Luxembourg and Comhaltas Luxembourg asbl are combining forces again to bring Ireland’s top comic, actress and comedienne Deirdre O’Kane to Luxembourg for her new stand-up routine “A Line of O’Kane” on Friday 11 & Saturday 12 October at 19:30 at the Altrimenti Cultural Centre.   Tickets €20 from the Luxembourg Ticket office “Deirdre O’Kane has really hit her stride. Footloose following a glittering turn on Dancing with the Stars and revelling in her return to stand-up, don’t miss Deirdre at her hilarious best in a straight-talking look at twelve frantic months in the life of this tango-tripping, family-minding, telly-making, house-moving, comedy dynamo.”  Warm-up: Sundeep Bhardwaj, fresh from his one-man show at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival  
  • 10th anniversary British & Irish Film Festival Luxembourg
    The 10th anniversary British & Irish Film Festival Luxembourg is taking place from this Friday 13 September until the following Sunday week, 22 September 2019, and features 16 feature films and a shorts programme (Irish films). Tickets cost €9 from www.luxembourg-ticket.lu, with a Season Special Ticket at €30 (for 5 screenings), tel: 470895-1. This year there are six Irish feature films, with the supernatural comedy “Extra Ordinary” opening the festival on Friday evening – the same evening as it opens in Ireland. Synopses of the Irish Films: – Extra Ordinary (supernatural comedy) on Fri 13 Sep @ Kinepolis Kirchberg @ 19:00: An Irish comedy featuring a sweet & lonely driving instructor with supernatural abilities that allow her to communicate with spirits; however, she is reluctant to use her “talents” as her father died the last time she did. When a widower contacts her pleading for help as he is haunted by his dead wife’s spirit, things take a sinister turn when an aging rock star seeks a virgin sacrifice. Hilarious with twists, turns, ectoplasm and haunted wheelie bins. See https://www.luxembourg-ticket.lu/en/8/eid,24349/extra-ordinary.htmlRosie (drama) on Sat 14 Sep @ Ciné Utopia @ 19:00 (written by Roddy Doyle): tells the story of a mother trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless. See https://www.luxembourg-ticket.lu/en/8/eid,24350/rosie.htmlAlcock & Brown, the True Story (documentary) on Thurs 19 Sep @ Cinémathèque @ 18:30: 14 June 1919 will remain one of the most important dates in aviation, when John Alcock (from Manchester) and Arthur Brown (from Glasgow) became the first to fly non-stop across the Atlantic, from Newfoundland to Clifden in Ireland. The film recalls the early days of aviation and how the achievement came about. Was screened in Clifden for the centenary celebrations this June. Truly fascinating. The director will attend. See https://www.luxembourg-ticket.lu/en/8/eid,24359/alcock-and-brown-the-true-story.htmlThe Man Who Wanted To Fly (documentary) on Tue 17 Sep @ Cinémathèque @ 20:30:: Five years in the making, this is a story of never stopping believing in dreams. Bobby Coote, now in his 80s, left school at 13 and spends most of his time fixing clocks and making violins, but he has never lost sight of his lifelong dream to fly. He organises a runway in a field and builds a hangar. Now he must buy a plane with his life savings…  all the time when his brother thinks the whole idea is mad. A fascinating insight into many layers of Irish rural life, but Bobby is determined to get airborne, despite many setbacks. The director will attend. See https://www.luxembourg-ticket.lu/en/8/eid,24360/the-man-who-wanted-to-fly.html Note: Documentary Double Bill (€15 for the 2 screenings; with a surprise for all) for “Alcock & Brown, the True Story” and “The Man Who Wanted To Fly”. Tel: 470895-1. – Educating Rita (drama) on Thurs 19 Sep @ Cinémathèque @ 20:30: Cinémathèque’s Screening (Vintage Print). Shot in and around Trinity College Dublin, set in London; 27 year-old hairdresser Rita decides to complete her basic education before having children as desired by her husband. She joins an open university literature course and is tutored by a middle-aged alcoholic and debauched professor from the upper-class whose life has left him emotionally drained, without self-esteem. Rita’s humour and determination to improve herself is contagious; she gives motivation to Frank who helps prepare her for the exams to join the university… See https://www.luxembourg-ticket.lu/en/8/eid,24372/educating-rita.htmlNever Grow Old (western; IE/LU/BE/FR) on Fri 20 Sep @ Cinémathèque @ 20:30: An Irish undertaker profits when outlaws take over a peaceful American frontier town, but his family comes under threat as the death toll rises. See https://www.luxembourg-ticket.lu/en/8/eid,24374/never-grow-old.htmlIrish Shorts Programme on Sun 22 Sep @ Kinepolis-Kirchberg @ 13:30, preceded by a Walking Brunch at 12:00 (€40 includes film ticket). The shorts programme includes, amongst others, “Triúr a Bádh” (in Irish with EN sub-titles) with Máire Ní Nuanaín (90 years old who will be in attendance). See https://www.luxembourg-ticket.lu/en/8/eid,24440/shorts-programme-%2b-walking-brunch.html (brunch & short films) & https://www.luxembourg-ticket.lu/en/8/eid,24376/shorts-programme.html  (short films only) For full details, see www.bifilmseason.lu,  ticketing online at www.luxembourg-ticket.lu  
  • Trip to Tenneville – Sunday 8 September 2019
    Trip to Tenneville – unveiling of plaque to Matthias Barnewall We are organising a bus to attend the unveiling of the plaque and will put on an exhibition of Irish music and dance. If you are interested in joining the trip, can you please contact us at comhaltas.lu@gmail.com to reserve a place. Tenneville 2019 Tenneville is a village in the Ardennes, midway between Luxembourg and Namur on the N4 that was previously the main road to Bruxelles. Less than two kilometres away is the site where the Battle of Ortheuville took place on 10 September 1692. It was a minor confrontation that was part of the Nine Years War that lasted from 1688 to 1697 between France and a European Coalition of Dutch, German and British armies. General D’Harcourt led a force of 3,500 men including Irish cavalry against a similar sized force of Germans from Brandenburg. It was a brief encounter, Harcourt ordered his cavalry to charge before the Germans had established their lines and they routed the enemy. From an Irish perspective the victory had a bitter taste as amongst the fallen was Matthias Barnewell, Lord of Trimleston, county Meath. Aged only 22, he was already a veteran who had been present at the Siege of Limerick where he was an exchanged hostage and who had left Ireland with Sarsfield and 20,000 other soldiers after the infamous Treaty. Barnewall was buried at the Church of St Gertrude in Tenneville and a large tombstone was laid to commemorate him. The belfry of the Church had been refurbished in 1682 and the Church was a new edifice at that stage. In the centuries that followed, the church fell to neglect and was finally deconsecrated in 1957. The church was classified as a national monument in 1985. On Sunday 8 September, as part of the National Heritage day celebrations, a plaque will be unveiled to explain the significance of the tombstone. From a local perspective, the tombstone highlights how that part of Belgium was once the front line of a pan-European conflict. From an Irish perspective, the tombstone represents the start of a terrible decline as the young officer that died was part of an elite who left Ireland in the hope of returning to reclaim their country. Instead, the Wild Geese were to fight and fall at many battles around Europe. Sarsfield too died a year later and was buried at Huy.  
  • Free Outdoor Summer Ceili – 3rd August

    Once again, we round off our Irish Summer School week with a free outdoor ceili

    on 3rd August at The Black Stuff Pub – Luxembourg

    Summer Ceili 2019      
  • Irish Dancing Summer School for Adults
      Dance school 2019For more information please contact: irishdancinglux@gmail.com Venue: Old St.George’s Hall, RUE DES MARGUERITES, WEIMERSHOF L-2127 (easily accessible by bus and tram)

    Fee payable to Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann quoting ‘Adults Summer School’ and participant’s name: IBAN LU51 1111 7048 6260 0000 Swift CCPLLULL

     
  • Irish Club Events
    The Irish Club is holding two upcoming events in July.  For the wine tour & tasting, Comhaltas members will not be charged: Irish Club Announces July Events: Art in the Grund, Sunday Roast Lunch; Bernard-Massard Tour & Tasting Following the AGM last month, the committee of Irish Club of Luxembourg (ICL) has met to plan a series of events over the coming months, with July seeing the club attend the Art in the Grund event, followed by a Sunday Roast Lunch, and also a private guided tour of the Bernard-Massard winery in Grevenmacher.
    • Sunday 7 July: Art in the Grund & Sunday Roast Lunch
    On Sunday 7 July, the Irish Club of Luxembourg will enjoy another Sunday Roast Lunch, this time back at Oscar’s in the Grund (9 Bisserweg) from 12:30. The date has been chosen to coincide with the monthly “Art in the Grund” event happening along the nearby bridge over the River Alzette, which takes place between 10:00 – 18:00 that day – held on the first Sunday of the month from May to October. This open-air art gallery presents the opportunity for visitors to meet with international artists who will be displaying their sculptures, paintings, drawings and photographs. To register you place at the lunch, contact Fiona at fiona.mulhern@gmail.com (there is no charge except what you order for lunch; members and non-members are welcome).
    • Saturday 20 July: guided tour of Bernard-Massard in Grevenmacher
    Meet at 10:15 at the Bernard-Massard winery (Route du Vin entrance) in Grevenmacher for a 10:30 start. We will have a guided tour by the CEO, Antoine Clasen, followed by a wine tasting (90 minutes in total). Members free-of-charge, non-members €10. To attend, email Geoff at gwt@pt.lu. If you would like to stay for lunch (probably at the popular La Taverna), please mention this in your reservation email.  
  • 7th Annual Irish Summer School 2019
    Summer school 2019 header Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Luxembourg is a club dedicated to the promotion of Irish music and culture and has been active in Luxembourg for more than 30 years. We are running our 7th Annual Summer School for children (primary school up) and teenagers providing classes in:
    • step dancing
    • singing (traditional songs)
    • tin whistle
    • drama (to cover Irish mythology & legends)
    The school will run during the week of 29 July – 2 August 2019 from 8.30 to 12.30. Venue – JEC, 23 Avenue Gaston Diderich, Belair, L-1420 Luxembourg. For information: tel. 621 673 376 / comhaltas.lu@gmail.com; Fee EUR 120.00 payable to Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann quoting ‘Summer School’ and participant’s name: IBAN LU51 1111 7048 6260 0000 Swift CCPLLULL Summer school 2019 Footer
  • St Patrick’s Day Ceili – Saturday 16 March
    We are celebrating St Patrick’s Day in Cessange on Saturday 16 March. There is a Ceili for Kids in the afternoon from 14.30 – 16.30 . Ceili for all in the evening  from 8pm with live music and bar as usual. Spread the word ! Note we also will run our Summer School in late July and are taking bookings now. St Pats Ceili 2019 v8 St Pats KIDS Ceili 2019
  • Dance Against Cancer – 2nd February
    To mark World Cancer Day (on 4 February 2019), and to raise funds for the Luxembourg Cancer Foundation, a Scottish/Irish Cèilidh is being organised on Saturday 2 February 2018 from 19:00 at the Centre Cultural Altrimenti (5 Avenue Marie-Therese, Luxembourg-ville).ceilidh-flyer 2019.jpg The 2019 Dance Against Cancer Cèilidh is the third such event held in the Grand Duchy, with €2,051.60 raised in 2018 for the Luxembourg Cancer Foundation. Following the success of previous events in 2017 and 2018, the traditional Irish band Kitchen Quartet will again provide the music, with a dance caller organising those on the dance floor who may not know the various dances. The Luxembourg Pipe Band will also perform. A cash bar will be in operation. All money raised will be donated to the Cancer Foundation. Tickets €12 from http://urquhart.lu/relais or at the door (subject to availability)  
  • Ireland Stand at the International Bazar 2018
    Bazar 2018 The Ireland Stand at this year’s International Bazar will host Luxembourg Comhaltas Step dancers accompanied by Kitchen Quartet on Sunday 9th December at 2pm. Free entry.  Hope to see you there!          
  • Sang Mat! 16th Dec 2018
    Sang Mat
  • 9th annual British & Irish Film Season (BIFS)
    A reminder…. The 9th annual British & Irish Film Season (BIFS) is taking place from 19 – 29 September in Luxembourg. One of the films, “Camino Voyage” will be screened on Thursday 20 September at 20:30 at the Cinémathèque, with the director in attendance for a post-screening Q&A. camino-voyage-landscape Synopsis: “A crew of two writers, two musicians, an artist and a stonemason build a naomhog – a Kerry currach – and embark on a journey that takes them from Dublin to Wexford, across the Irish Sea, along Devon and Cornwall, across the English Channel, along the north and west coasts of France, then the north and north-west coasts of Spain, to the Camino. This is a story of endurance, of adventure, of music and culture and, above all, achievement. The famous Camino de Santiago is a series of pilgrims’ paths leading to the shrine of the apostle St James in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in north-western Spain.” The dialogue is partly “as Gaeilge” and there is quite a bit of traditional music performed in the film (which features Glen Hansard amongst others). Tickets will go on sale from 5th September at http://www.luxembourg-ticket.lu For more details see http://www.bifilmseason.lu/
  • Irish Dance Classes for Adults
    Irish Dancing 2018 Adult
  • Irish Dancing Classes for Children
    Irish Dancing 2018 kids

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