McGowan Munnelly concert – 20 January 2023

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

Date / time: 20 January 2023, 20.00

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

Tickets 20 € / 1,50€ Kulturpass

Dave Munnelly is a virtuoso on the diatonic accordion whose repertoire includes the traditional music of his native Ireland as well as European music and his own compositions. He has played with Niamh Parsons, The Chieftains, De Dannan and the Accordion Samurai (with Riccardo Tesi, Markku Lepistö, Simone Bottasso and Kepa Junkera).


Shane MacGowan is an in-demand guitarist, having played with Dave for twelve years, but has also played with groups such as Slide, Geraldin MacGowan and John Carty Festival Band.


For more information and videos: http://davidmunnelly.com/munnelly-mcgowan/

Booking: www.neimenster.lu – T + 352 / 26 20 52 – 1
Information : contact@neimenster.lu

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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

 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.

BIFFL 2021: 12th Annual Film Festival

The Irish Club of Luxembourg, together with G-Media sarl, is delighted that no less than 13 feature films from Ireland, plus a short film showcase and a film in the Irish-language, have been included in this year’s 12th annual British & Irish Film Festival Luxembourg to be held over ten days from Thursday 16 September until Saturday 25 September 2021, with a hybrid format this year and In-Cinema screenings held under CovidCheck. 

The film festival provides a unique opportunity for viewers to experience a wide selection of new films from Britain and Ireland. The festival will screen 21 feature-length films (21 In-Cinema and 9 online (5 online-only)), from a cross-section of genres and representing mainly independent cinema, as well as some short films. 

The British & Irish Film Festival Luxembourg will have screenings across two venues, Ciné Utopia in Limpertsberg and the Cinémathèque in Luxembourg-ville, as well as online, and will open with the screening of “Herself” am Irish drama set in the background of the housing crisis, and will close with the British-American co-production “The Current War”, a drama set in the world of innovation and energy. All but one films will be receiving their Luxembourg premiers during the festival, with the other having its English-language premier.

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