End of Year News.




On Friday next July 1st there will be an End of Year Party in the Boy’s Primary School Hall on Patrick St from 7.30 to 9pm.

All Musicians are invited to attend and we encourage Parents and Family members to come and show their support.

There is no admission fee and there will be a free raffle on the night.

On the following day SATURDAY 2nd there is a MUSIC MARATHON from 10am to 12 noon in the SCHOOL YARD, we hope for as large a turnout as possible, sponsorship cards are available at our Classes.


Fiddle Classes, for Under 11 only, will be held on Friday Nights from 7.30 to 9pm IF there is sufficient demand. If you wish to attend, give your name to Class Organiser, Gerry Conway.




Class Registration Night is Friday 2nd September commencing at 7.30pm.

In order to comply with Insurance requirements, all those attending the Music Classes must be registered, unregistered pupils will not be permitted to attend the classes.

Fees are: Junior Membership €6, Adult €12, payable on the night. Family Registration, recommended, is €20 includes free copies of Treoir Magazine published during the year.

Awards Concert will take place also….more information in due course.

Information on Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann   here

Presentation of Certificates.

CertsPresentation of SCT Certificate & Class Awards. Date : Sunday 18th October       

Venue:   Mountmellick Arts Centre

All members of our classes are invited to an afternoon concert in Mountmellick Arts Centre (Balcony theatre) next Sunday 18th October commencing at 3.00pm. This is an opportunity to perform on stage within a group.

During the concert, SCT Certificates will be presented to all those who sat their grades exams this year, the good news is we have 100% pass rate once again.

There are also a number of class awards which are presented annually to members of the class who have excelled on their chosen instrument(s) during the year. There is no entry charge for musicians or children but there is a small entry fee of €5 for adults to help pay for the use of the centre

Please bring all you relatives & friends along, they are assured of a brilliant afternoon of music, song & dance.

Back in Class.

Great to be back in Class once more and tuning up for the season ahead. Big thank you to Gerry Conway who again has taken on organising the Classes and ensuring that everybody gets the best chance. He deserves all the help that we can all give.

We look forward to the year ahead and have many functions and celebrations to attend, organise and take part in. Classes are well attended both on Friday Nights and the Saturday Mornings which cater for beginners and the very young.

Laura with the young fiddlers
Laura with the young fiddlers
Seán in action,


Gerry Conway
Gerry Conway




Music Classes 2015/16

Music Classes   –   2015 / 2016

Friday Nights:

Music classes resume on the 4th September in the Boy’s Primary School.

Button Accordion

Class at 6.00pm – 7.00pm for Button accordion (Beginners / Juniors)

Group Classes

Class at 7.00pm – 8.00pm Junior / Intermediate, all instruments

Class 8.00 – 9.00pm Intermediate / Senior, all instruments

Adult Class

Adult class 8.15pm – 9.45pm (Beginners / Junior / Intermediate) all instruments.

Saturday mornings.

Classes resume on the 5th September in the Boy’s Primary School.

Group class, Beginners / Juniors / Intermediate pupils 10.00am – 10.30am all instruments.

Small group instrument classes for;

Button accordion, Concertina, Fiddle, Flute, Tin whistle, Banjo, Mandolin & Ceili drums 10.30am 11.30am.


All pupils attending the music class must become registered members of Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Éireann for the enrolment year 2015 – 2015. 

The family enrolment fee is worth considering as all the family can enroll for €20.00.

 Family members also receive a complimentary copy of “Treoir” the Irish traditional music journal, which is published by Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Éireann.


Junior Membership fee (under 18)              €6.00 per pupil
Adult Membership fee (over 18)                 €12.00 per pupil

Family Membership fee                                €20.00 per family