Melbourne Comhaltas is running a series of workshops over the weekend of August 14th -16th 2015 in St. Martin de Porres Parish Hall, Avondale Heights 3034

The weekend includes two ceilis – one on Saturday night and the finale on Sunday afternoon.

We are pleased to have as our set dance instructors, David Arnold from Canberra, Liz Carter from Sydney and our own Marie Brouder.

Come along and join in the sets old and new.  Price list to suit everyone whether you can attend the whole weekend, one day or just the ceilis.  Price also includes morning and afternoon teas.

GREAT NEWS FOR MUSICIANS:  We are now having a music session on Sunday 17th from 11am to 1pm.  Ciaran and Aifric O’Grady will lead the session.  Some of you may have met them at the National Celtic Festival at Portarlington.  They just moved to Melbourne this year and are part of Leixlip Co. Kildare Comhaltas branch.

For booking form please go to

or ring Mary on 9435 4435 or Joy on 0428 564 266





Come and be entertained in the old style and enjoy a hearty 4-course meal including pre-dinner nibbles and an optional glass of mulled wine.
Saturday 27th June. 7pm for 7.30dinner

Members $25 Non-members $30

St. Philip’s Church Hall, Hoddle Street (next to Collingwood Town Hall)

For more info ring Mary on 9435 4435 Joy on 0428 564 266



Comhaltas Big Draw 001 (2)Tickets are now on sale for the Comhaltas Big Prize Draw – 1st prize $29,000 (30,000 Euros) plus other prizes.  Price $25 to be drawn on 5/12 December 2015.

75% of all ticket money sold by the Melbourne branch of Comhaltas goes to that branch to help with the daily running expenses of teaching, rent, catering and the yearly ceilis.

The Committee and members and friends of Melbourne Comhaltas are asking for your support in this draw. A $25 could be shared in lots of ways, family, friends, work place.

This would lessen the cost of the ticket prize and still support Comhaltas. Tickets can be purchased any Wednesday night at our Comhaltas venue at St. Philips Anglican Church Hall, Hoddle Street,  next to Collingwood Town Hall or more informationcan be obtained from Mary McBride on 9435 4435

Comhaltas Musicians at Ringwood

The Comhaltas musicians under the professional guidance of Joan and Ray Mundy will play for a ceili in the East Ringwood Folk Club on Saturday 2nd May.  Entrance is from Knaith Road, off Dublin Road. Melway 50 B8.

Come and join the Comhaltas musicians and dancers and friends for a great night.

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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