Like many organisations across the country we have felt the impact of Covid 19 since classes were suspended in early March. We had hoped like most to have been back on Wednesday night’s but given the dangers associated with Covid 19 and following the advise of authorities, all physical classes & branch activity has had to be put on hold.
That said, we did manage to have a number of Group classes and an online summer camp which were very successful and allowed those taking part to keep learning & playing music together as a means to getting through what has been a very difficult chapter in all our lives.
We have been heartened by the many video’s submitted by branch members over the course of the last number of months as part of submissions for various Comhaltas online Fleadh initiatives and for events such as “Ode to Joy” being played in support of our frontline workers. Nowhere was this more evident than on the night in question when over 30 members of the branch tuned up at St Lukes Home to play for the residents. It was a really uplifting moment and a wonderful reflection of our branch.
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Comhaltas as an organisation has been issuing regular updates on the many initiatives that been carried at branch, provincial & national level over these past few months and some excellent programmes such as TG4 Fleadh TV. Please take some time to visit the Comhaltas website for further details. http://www.comhaltas.ie
As we look ahead to September for what is normally our busiest time of the year with new & existing members of the branch all gathering together in early September for the start of our Term. As of now, its very difficult to see us being in a position to have physical classes. However we will keep you updated with regular updates and in this regard we would ask you to refer to this website, Facebook & e-mail communications so that you are kept full informed of developments as and when they happen.