The People of Melbourne Comhaltas

This book by Adam Purcell, (Melbourne Ceili Camera) is about to go to print on 13th September.

It contains stories and photographs of 30 members.

If you are interested in obtaining a copy:

Contact Adam on 0405 003 312 or

or Mary McBride, President of Comhaltas Melbourne, on (03) 9435 4435 or

or Johanna OReilly, Treasurer, 0428 564 266 or

In this year of Covid19, it would be a special memory to have, since all our Anniversary plans have been cancelled.

Melbourne Comhaltas are very grateful to Adam for the amount of work he has put into this project over the last 3 years.

CoronaVirus 2020

Like all other groups, Melbourne Comhaltas is in lockdown and not meeting

We are not in St Philip’s Hall these Wednesday nights.

Our dance weekend in May is cancelled.

Our last function was St Patrick’s night when indoor groups of less than 100 people were allowed. Our numbers were way down and well under that. Those who attended however really enjoyed the night.

Photos can be seen here:

While in lockdown, we can still communicate and are delighted to hear from you.

Our President, Mary McBride, is her usual friendly self and would be delighted to talk to you on: 9435 4435

Our Vice-President, Eamon Spillane, is in touch with the musicians and is emailing tunes and other info on a regular basis. If you would like to talk to Eamon, email him please on:

Our secretary Mary Ann Farren is constantly sending out newsletters. If you are not on the mailing list, email her please on:

In the meantime, until we meet again:

Stay safe / Stay well / Stay connected

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