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Corcaghan Feis

Corcaghan Feis 21st April 2024 The annual Corcaghan Feis is taking place on Sunday 21st April.  Commencing at 10am, there are competitions at under 8, under 10, under 12 and 12 to 15 age groups.  A child’s age on 1 January 2024 will determine which competition they are eligible for.  

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Another Successful Féile

Thanks to everyone who supported this year’s Féile Patrick Byrne.  Whether you played or sang in the sessions, learned in the workshops, or danced in the céilithe, or if you attended as an audience member at the lecture or the concerts – a big thank you to you all! From

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Fíor Céilí with the Michael Duffy Band

Friday 22 March – Fíor Céilí The Corduff & Raferagh Community Centre This coming Friday sees the return of the ever popular Michael Duffy Céilí Band to Corduff.  This fíor céilí has been organised by the Corduff & Raferagh Céilí Dancing Club.  The evening begins at 9pm and the dances

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Féile Patrick Byrne awarded Arts Partners Grant

Monaghan County Council have awarded Féile Patrick Byrne €6,500 for this year’s festival.  The councillors approved the recommendations submitted to them under the Arts Partners Grant Scheme by the assessment panel set up to adjudicate the competition.  The application on behalf of Féile Patrick Byrne scored 95 out of 100

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Comhrá le Nadia Dobrianska : Idir Dhá Shaol

Wednesday 6th March 2024 Comhrá le Nadia Dobrianska : Idir Dhá Shaol – Óstán Shirley Arms, 20:00-21:30 Between Two Worlds : A conversation with Nadia Dobrianska – Shirley Arms Hotel, 8pm – 9:30pm. An evening of tri-lingual conversation with Nadia Dobrianska, a Ukrainian human rights defender and fluent Irish speaker

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Féile Patrick Byrne 2024

This year’s Féile Patrick Byrne will consist of 3 early bird events in March followed by the main festival weekend in April.  The confirmed events so far are: Wednesday 6th March – The Shirley Arms Hotel @ 8pm – adm. free Comhrá le Nadia Dobrianska – Idir Dha Shaol |

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Féile Patrick Byrne 2023 full programme

Fáilte roimh go Féile Patrick Byrne 2023. Féile cheoil traidisiúnta na hÉireann í seo a thugann ómós do Patrick Byrne (1794-1863). Ba é an chéad cheoltóir traidisiúnta riamh ar tógadh grianghraf de. We are delighted that Eilis Lavelle has taken on the role of festival patron. An outstanding harp player,

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Final festival programme confirmed

Full programme for this year’s Féile Patrick Byrne is as follows: Dé Céadaoin – 6th April Official opening and the annual Patrick Byrne Lecture The Shirley Arms, 8pm – adm. free. Local historian John Scully will deliver this year’s lecture on the life and music of Patrick Byrne.  John will

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Resumption of Classes

Music classes continue in the Workhouse on Saturdays and sean nós dance classes in the Corduff & Raferagh Community Centre, in Corduff on Mondays.  There are still some places available for those who want to start.  For anyone interested please send a text  to 089 216 5814 or an email to carrickmacross@comhaltas.net with

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AGM

Thanks to everyone who logged on to the AGM on 10th November via Zoom.  In his address the chairperson Brian Walsh pointed out that next year the branch will be 50 years in existence and that we had much to be proud off.  Overall the branch is in good health

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Harping On

Harping on’ is an eight piece harp ensemble consisting of expert harpers; Paul Dooley, Eimear Coughlin, Elaine Hogan, Aishling Lyons, Lily O’Connor and Co. Monaghans’ own, Fionnuala Rooney. Vocalist Cadhla Brock and RTE award winning guitarist Steve Cooney complete the line-up and much of the music performed is based on

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