Fleadh Grupai Cheoil / Ceili Bands

      We have the grupai cheoils sorted for the Galway fleadh, the ceili bands will be finalised next week, we had too many to accommodate everyone in the U12 and 12-15 age groups so unfortunately some people are disappointed. There will be ten practices starting Sunday 12th March in the Temperance Hall, below is the practice schedule which may be subject to change.

Date

Under 12

12 – 15

 

Grupai
Cheoil

Ceili
Band

Grupai
Cheoil

Ceili
Band

Sun 12/3/17

10.30-11.30

 

11.30-12.30

 

Sun 19/3/17

10.30-11.30

11.30-12.30

11.30-12.30

10.30-11.30

Sun 26/3/17

10.30-11.30

11.30-12.30

11.30-12.30

10.30-11.30

Fri 31/3/17

7.00-8.00

8.00-9.00

8.00-9.00

7.00-8.00

Sun 9/4/17

10.30-11.30

11.30-12.30

11.30-12.30

10.30-11.30

Sun 23/4/17

10.30-11.30

11.30-12.30

11.30-12.30

10.30-11.30

Sun 30/4/17

10.30-11.30

11.30-12.30

11.30-12.30

10.30-11.30

Sun 7/5/17

10.30-11.30

11.30-12.30

11.30-12.30

10.30-11.30

Sun 14/5/17

10.30-11.30

11.30-12.30

11.30-12.30

10.30-11.30

Thurs 18/417?

Times will be decided nearer the date

There will be no ceili band practice on Sunday 12th, another ceili band practice will be scheduled if needed. If you want any information or cannot make a practice please contact your tutor

Yvonne Barrett is the tutor for grupai cheoil 087 2824184

Ferdie Whelan is tutor for ceili bands 086 8847449

 

       There are two competitions for the fleadh, Ceili Band and Grupai Cheoil, there are ten people in a ceili band and up to twenty for grupai cheoil, some of you will be in one group while others will be in both groups, we will notify you before the first practice. The most important thing is practicing during the week and attendance, you are part of a team and hopefully you will all improve together.

     Annual membership for juniors is €6, family is € 20 and senior is €12 and you must be registered to play in the Galway fleadh. The branch organises sessions and workshops throughout the year, we do not charge anything for these sessions / workshops. We have to charge a few euro per session for the fleadh group preparation, this is to cover the tutors expenses, hall rental, photocopying, group entry fees etc. We will collect all fees and memberships on Sunday 19th March at the practice, we will notify you before the date.

 

The Galway fleadh takes place on Saturday May 20th in Portumna.