Comhaltas presents ‘The McCarthy Family’ in concert

Tommy McCarty 001The McCarthy family are currently touring Australia performing and showing the screening of the documentary film: ‘Handing Down the Tunes’.  The documentary covers the life of their father from his early days to his years spent in London, followed by his return to live once again in Clare.  Many of Tommy’s contemporaries, such as Joe Burke, Noel Hill, Reg Hall, Paddy Glacken and Martin Hayes also contribute to the film.

This very talented family consisting of Tommy, his wife Louise, daughter Rose and nephew Peadear, can be seen on Thursday 9th April in the Senior Citizens Centre just behind the Collingwood Town Hall.  There will be a door fee to cover expenses of hiring hall, equipment etc.

Come along and enjoy a musical night with this talented family.

More details to follow.  For more information ring Mary on 9435 4435.

St. Patrick’s Family Dance

Comhaltas will once again hold its family dance on St. Patrick’s evening 17th March from 7pm until 10.30pm.  It is at our usual venue, St. Philip’s Parish Hall, Hoddle Street, Abbotsford next door to Collingwood Town Hall.

This early starting time is to accommodate those school children who have to go to school the following day.

Come along and join in the fun.  Dress up in your stylish ‘Irish’ style and win a prize for best dressed boy or girl.

Lots of dancing, music and a beautiful supper.  All for $15 per adult, $10 for members and children FREE.

For inquiries please ring Mary McBride on 9435 4435IMG_1019-2 (3)IMG_6371

Melbourne Comhaltas 2015

Melbourne Comhaltas commences the 2015 year this Wednesday 28th January at 7.30pm.  Joan and Ray will once again lead the musicians and Marie Brouder will put the dancers through their paces.

Hope you can make it.  If not to play or dance just to have a wee cuppa and talk about the holidays.

 

Melbourne Comhaltas Halloween Family Dance

Melbourne Comhaltas is having its annual Halloween family dance this year on Saturday October 25th 2014 in St. Philip’s Hall, Hoddle Street, Abbotsford, next to Collingwood Town Hall. Come along in your scariest outfit and join in the fun and games with your children and friends.

Dance and jig along to the music of our own Comhaltas musicians.  It is only $15 for adults; teenagers $5 and children under 15 free!! From 7.30pm to 10.30pm and a great supper is promised!!

For more information ring Mary McBride on 9435 4435.

Condolences

Melbourne comhaltas committee and members would like to extend their sincere sympathy to the Ducey family in Perth on the death of their family member and Comhaltas member, Maura.  We have fond memories of Maura dancing with us all at the Port Fairy Ceili Mors.   God rest her soul.

MELBOURNE COMHALTAS SET DANCING WORKSHOPS IN AUGUST

The committee of Melbourne Comhaltas is very happy to announce a great weekend was had by all who attended the music and dance workshops at the weekend.  The atmosphere was hot in the Quiet Man on Friday where we all gathered for a ‘meet and greet’ night and continued on right through the weekend.  Hearty thanks to Mary Clancy and her daughter Mary Kate for their expertise in set dancing and the humour which they brought into each set.

We had approximately 100 people in total pass through the door over the weekend and everyone left feeling on top of the world.  Photos will follow soon.  Thanks to all who came and supported this ‘so much looked-forward-to’ event!!

You still have an opportunity to take advantage of this lady’s skill.  Mary will be at our Comhaltas venue for the next two Wednesday nights, 20th & 27th August.  So come along and join in with the dancing from 8pm.  A lovely supper is included.

Our venue is St. Philip’s Anglican Church Hall, Hoddle Street, Abbotsford, next to Collingwood Town Hall.